|Kay Ulanday Barrett|
Poet, performer, and educator Kay Ulanday Barrett will bring his spoken word artistry to the opening of the 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference on Friday, February 26, 2016 at UC Riverside. Kay will return on Saturday to share a keynote talk for those registered for the conference.
A Campus Pride Hot List artist, Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, Trans 100 Honoree, and PBS News Hour featured poet, Kay Ulanday Barrett is navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Kay has featured on colleges & stages globally; Princeton University, U Penn, UC Berkeley, Musee Pour Rire in Montreal, Brooklyn Museum, and The Chicago Historical Society. Kay’s bold work continues to excite and challenge audiences. A seasoned speaker, Kay has facilitated workshops, presented keynotes, and contributed to panels with various social justice collaborators. Kay’s ideas have featured in PBS News Hour, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, KPFA Radio, and WBAI Radio.
Honors include: 18 Million Rising Filipino American History Month Hero, Chicago’s LGBTQ 30 under 30 awards, Finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Award, Windy City Times Pride Literary Poetry Prize. Their contributions are found in Poor Magazine, Kicked Out Anthology, Trans Bodies/Trans Selves, Windy City Queer: Dispatches from the Third Coast, Make/Shift, Filipino American Psychology, Asian Americans For Progress, The Advocate, Fusion.net, and Bitch Magazine. Kay turns art into action and is dedicated to remixing recipes.
See their online wobble on twitter/tumblr/instagram as brownroundboi and on the website, kaybarrett.net