Gayathiri Kamalakanthan – Decolonising Queer literature

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Pinky Promise Presents

As a storyteller and collage artist, Gayathiri queers-up spaces through making visible the stories of gender non-conforming people of colour who have been erased throughout history. They have worked with activist organisations including gal-dem, 45North, AKT, Studio Voltaire, Stonewall and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest. Gayathiri is the founder of Inclusive Tamil Arts, a community space for people of all sexualities and genders, to create and celebrate inclusive Tamil arts and culture.

Hear from queer poets of colour and explore what language can and (possibly) can’t fully express. What’s the relationship between gender and language? How might we step out of these constructions? Explore powerful words from Danez Smith, Yalini Dream and Britteney Black Rose Kapri, with time to craft your own responses and decolonial dreams…

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