GIRLSTOCK 10 Benefit for Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

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DAY ONE: S A T U R D A Y, S E P T E M B E R 2 0, 2 0 1 4



5 1 1 – 4 8 t h S T R E E T, O A K L A N D, C A



* * A R T A U C T I O N * *
Stop on by to enjoy and bid on the incredible artwork of over 15 local artists, including Jade Ann B., Marsha Balian, Katherine Copenhaver, Sarah Waite Chase, Lisa Ganser, Shelley Harrison, Page Hodel (“Monday Hearts for Madalene” creator) , Cha Levias (Recently chosen by LightBox Photographic Mobilemagic Galley Show for her stunning iPhone images), Amelia Lewis, E. Oscar Maynard, John Middle, Jeremy Novy (San Franciso and Nationwide “Koi Graffiti Stencil Artwork” Street Artist), Voula O’Grady, Shreya Shah, Jen Solomon, Maei Thomas, Teri Thompson, Jessie Trinchard, and Trixie Wiley! Refreshments will be available.

* * S P O K E N W O R D * *
Hear stories told by Nomy Lamm and Irene McCalphin, two compelling spoken word artists who will stimulate your mind with magnificent tales about life.

* * L I V E M U S I C * *
Listen to rock, americana and yummy accordion licks as performed by Jolie, Mark Caputo and Nomy Lamm.

** B U R L E S Q U E **
Watch the polished and honed burlesque moves of Blue Charisma and Black Magnoliah!

100% of the proceeds from the sale of all artwork will go directly to the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls through music, while promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and collaboration.



Posted: September 15th, 2014 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

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israel you break my heartphoto by julie thi underhill, circa 2009…

over 500 palestinians dead in the lastest attack on gaza.  children.  babies.  hospitals.  heart broken.  no more.  no more no more no more!!!  i don’t want my government supporting genocide.  i don’t want my people killing indescriminately out of fear.  israel, you break my heart.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 under Uncategorized - No Comments.


I’m dusting off the backing tracks of EFFIGY to sing a few songs at this FREE Krip Hop show on Wednesday July 9 at 6 pm at the SF Public Library Main Branch.  Honoring the legacy of Blink Joe Capers.  Hosted by the one and only Leroy Moore.

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Posted: July 8th, 2014 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

515 Clues…

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sending off the manuscript of ’515 Clues’ to get bound by Magickally Made in time for the Kabbalistic Collabaret on June 8!   thank you to everyone who has read it over, given their support and insight and expertise to help me birth this project.  xoxox

Posted: April 29th, 2014 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

515 Clues: A Kabbalistic Collabaret

A fairy tale for grown-ups, 515 Clues explores moments of trauma and transformation that spiral us into each other’s worlds.  Mythic birds on the edge of the water harken back to ancestral survival stories.  Children in a hospital grow wings to protect each other and spread messages of healing.  Queer youth write letters of advice to a teenage runaway.  Where does your magic come from?

there’s so much going on with my book, as well the performance based on the book that i’ll be producing on June 8 as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.  i received a SFAC Cultural Equity Grant that is helping me complete my manuscript by May 1.  i’m having  a hand-made leather-bound prototype created specially for the performance by Magickally Made.  i’m working with jen cross of Writing Ourselves Whole  in her ongoing Dive Deep program.  I’ll be teaching a series of workshops to youth at Our Space in Hayward, to generate letters of advice to Gladys, a character from my book.  I’ve been taking Yiddish lessons from Anna Elena Torres, and doing some research into the Shriners’ hospital where I spent time as a child.  It all ties together, and I’m working on it for hours every day.  i can’t wait to share it with you all.



Posted: February 6th, 2014 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

October 21 is International Fisting Day!

I was asked to design a logo for Fisting Day 2013, and decided to make some products available – you can order cards, prints, posters, t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers here!  Fisting Day is a sex-positive, feminist, porn-positive, and personal global holiday celebrating and debunking stereotypes of fisting, a sex act that involves the entire hand.  click here for more info.


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Posted: October 10th, 2013 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

Invincible Summer Update!

thank you everyone for your support of me and Lisa Ganser’s Queer Romance Come to Life.  just hours away now from our deadline, we are still looking for donations to help us reach our goal.  can you donate $25?  or $11?  or $500? (check the perks, it’s worth it).  we need a couple fairy god mothers to push us over the edge.  thank you everyone for your support.

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Posted: May 15th, 2013 under Uncategorized - 1 Comment.