We are excited to announce that selected photography work by dapperQ contributor Gabrielle Royal (brown boi images) will be presented at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center Galleries.
Brooklyn Community Pride Center Galleries
brown boi images presents: SHE
Join us at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center galleries to celebrate the launch of SHE, a visibility project featuring the stories of queer women of color. Featured artists include, brown boi images (selected work), Elise Peebles (artist + activist), and LGBTQ Americans (an Oral History Project: Exhibit and Panel). Free food and performances from local LGBTQ artists!
Program: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 4 Metrotech (Willoughby St. at the corner of Gold St.)
A photography series by Gabrielle Royal
About SHE: The two terms, blackness and queerness have historically been entangled in our culture, though segregated in practice. The production of SHE is the lens through which we might interrogate larger social critiques about Blackness/Brownness, sexuality, and gender nonconformity. SHE is used a medium to make meaning out of intersectionality in the day to day. In particular, SHE is concerned with women who identify as queer people of color, and how their lived experiences are informed by their gender presentations and performances across the spectrum. SHE pushes against gender norms and society’s beauty standards. It considers the complexities of otherness, and works to create a platform for QPOC who identify as women to share their narratives. Through film, SHE makes an attempt to re-shape our understanding of gender, sexuality, and racial differences.