Join us for another Mouth to Mouth with Open Mic on August 25 at 7 PM ET! Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, this month Mouth to Mouth celebrates powerhouse writers Caleb Luna and Walela Nehanda!
Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safer community space for queer and trans BIPOC folx and rising migrant artists. We seek to uplift these voices and ask all allies to step back & show your support by cheering our performers on.
Limited open mic slots are available! To put your name in for lottery selection, SIGN UP HERE by August 23! Performers will be randomly selected 24 hours before the event.
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This event will be captioned and ASL Interpretation is provided by our friends at Pro Bono ASL.
KAY ULANDAY BARRETT (@brownroundboi) is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist; their collection More Than Organs received a 2021 Stonewall Book Honor Award by the American Library Association and is a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Barrett has been featured at Lincoln Center, the United Nations, Symphony Space, the Poetry Foundation, Princeton University, the Hemispheric Institute, and the Brooklyn Museum. They’ve received fellowships from MacDowell, Lambda Literary Review, Macondo, and VONA. Their contributions are found in The New York Times, Asian American Literary Review, them., NYLON, Vogue, Buzzfeed, The Advocate, Frontier Poetry, The Rumpus, RaceForward, and more. Currently, they remix their mama’s recipes in Jersey City with their jowly dog. www.kaybarrett.net.
JIMENA LUCERO is a poet, actor, & cultural worker. Her short film Silver Femme screened at the 59th Ann Arbor Film festival, Outfest Fusion, Inside Out, and NewFest Film Festival. She was a 2019-2020 Emerge-Surface-Be fellow at the Poetry Project. Her writing appears in Zoeglossia, The Recluse, Nightboat’s Echo, and more. Jimena’s work is rooted in trans liberation, disability justice, and future building.
CALEB LUNA is an artist, public scholar and theorist of the body. They are the bestselling author of REVENGE BODY (Nomadic Press, 2022), an award-winning educator and scholar, and co-host of the podcast Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back. You can follow Caleb on Instagram and Twitter at @dr_chairbreaker, or get in touch with them at caleb-luna.com.
WALELA NEHANDA is a cultural worker, orca enthusiast, and writer born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, California (also known as Tongva territory). Their community work has been featured in Nylon Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, Out 100 Class of 2020, and more. Walela’s writing focuses on race, gender, disability, asexuality, their ancestry, and how those all interact personally, interpersonally, and intra-communally. They are represented by Folio Jr. and Willy Social, a division of Wilhelmina Models.