Storytelling workshop facilitated by Jensen Reyes. Part of CSW's "Thinking Gender 2022: Transgender Studies at the Intersections."
Date and time
Mon May 16 2022
<div>Storytelling workshop facilitated by Jensen Reyes. Part of CSW's "Thinking Gender 2022: Transgender Studies at the Intersections."</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>2021 was the deadliest year on record for trans communities, and simultaneously the year of biggest milestones of visibility in media, film, art, etc. What does it mean to be invisible and hypervisible at the same time, privately and publicly, and what are the limitations of visibility—is it the be all end all of trans liberation? A creative workshop for gender diverse, non-conforming, trans, and intersex people to engage in expansive and ambivalent conversations through storytelling rooted in their lived experiences.</p><p>Capacity is limited! Reserve your spot today!</p><p>Facilitated by JENSEN REYES (Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jensen_hari/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">@jensen_hari</a>)</p><p><strong>Jensen Reyes</strong> (they/them/any with respect) is a nonbinary Filipinx American multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Jensen’s work draws from their experiences growing up as a queer, working class, Filipinx American in Southern California. They began singing and writing as a young child, and their love of poetry and hip hop music led them to explore spoken word poetry as an undergrad at Soka University of America. By performing in Los Angeles live art spaces like Sunday Jump, Palms Up Academy, and Tuesday Night Café, Jensen has made a name for themselves as an artist and competed in poetry slams like the annual Katipunan Poetry Slam, and performed at festivals like the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture. You may have seen them in a BuzzFeed video, singing in the streets of Little Tokyo or Downtown Disney with their all-Filipino singing group Filosophy, or when you google image search “Queer Asians” (no, seriously). You may find them on social media @jensen_hari or their music on all streaming platforms as Jensen Reyes.</p><p>This workshop is part of <a href="https://csw.ucla.edu/event/thinking-gender-2022-transgender-studies-at-the-intersections/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><strong>Thinking Gender 2022: Transgender Studies</strong> <strong>at the Intersections</strong></a>, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women's 32nd annual graduate student research conference. The Thinking Gender 2022 keynote address takes place on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 and features Jules Gill-Peterson and Mel Y. Chen. Register for this free, public webinar at <a href="https://csw.ucla.edu/event/thinking-gender-2022-transgender-studies-at-the-intersections/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">csw.ucla.edu/TG22</a>.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F227305659%2F27117588595%2F1%2Foriginal.20220209-222130?h=2000&w=720&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&s=09cb57fceb3339528a2691bb1a7bb321" alt="" /></div></div>