Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trans Women of Color Storytelling To Close the 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference

Jade Hambaro, Chella Coleman, and Ryka Aoki will close the 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference.

Jade Hambaro and Chella Isabel Marie Coleman, who performed on stage in 2015 as part of Brouhaha: Trans Women of Color Comedy Storytelling, will join RykaAoki on Saturday, January 27, 2016  to close the 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference.

Jade is a badass Filipina white mixed transgender woman currently living in Southern California. She considers herself a healer, an activist, and an artist. She likes to dance, write poetry, and trade stories with friends. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to Sci-Fi audiobooks and listening to people sing Karaoke. Chella describes herself simply as “an artist who uses art to talk and deal with the shit that oppresses trans women of color specifically.”

Ryka is a writer, performer, and professor who has been honored by the California State Senate for her “extraordinary commitment to free speech and artistic expression, as well as the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” She is a professor of English at Santa Monica College and of Queer Studies at Antioch University. Ryka is also head instructor of Supernova Martial Arts, whose mission is to empower LGBT youth through martial arts and self defense. In 2015, she released the poetry book Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul.

Registration deadline closes online February 5, 2016. Click here to register online. After this date, registration will not include a T-shirt or guarantee a box lunch. If your campus has completed a Group Registration, then no individual registration fee is due. Individual registration is $20/person, $10/UCR, $10/reduced (no t-shirt), with fee waivers available for those unable to afford the reduced rate.