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05/22/16 – Hiawatha Studios

Who
Kindling Love
When
Sunday, May 22, 2016
3:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Hiawatha Studios (map)
843 Hiawatha Pl S.
Seattle, Washington, US 98114
Other Info
Kindling Love: A Sick and Disabled Queer Benefit Showcase for Aurora Levins Morales

Hosted by femme shark emcee Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha!!

Featuring: billie rain, Nomy Lamm, L Henderson, Tara Hardy, ET Russian, Tobi Hill-Meyer and many more

Aurora Levins Morales is a writer, artist, historian, teacher herbalist and activist. She is one of the leading voices in Latina Feminism, Puerto Rican Sovereignty, and Disability Justice movements.

Aurora is currently seeking support for Vehicle for Change, an innovative housing and travel solution for people disabled by environmental illness, and a model for sustainable and non-toxic living. http://www.littlevehicleforchange.org/

We need volunteers to make this event accessible and successful!! Please fill out the volunteer sign up form if you can help us. Shukran!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pawG5uGlqY8hNredh8PvedRQ7qFjbgGhUIBU7PejvxA


Access Info:

*This event is a SCENT-FREE event!* For the health and safety of our community, please refrain from wearing scented body products or using scented laundry detergent or dryer sheets. Please do not come in clothes that have recently been smoked in. People who arrive wearing fragrance/scent may be asked to leave for the health and safety of our beloved community members with sensitivities. For more information please visit http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/.

ASL Interpreters and CART will be provided. The building, event room, and bathrooms are step free and wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms will be gender neutral and scent free soap will be provided. Public transportation stops 1-2 blocks away (Bus #7 and #9). Street parking available. Please contact billie rain at billie@billierain.com with any other questions or concerns about accessibility

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Edited: May 22nd, 2016

05/07/16 – The Know

Who
Demon Familiar / Salt of Saturn / Saplings
When
Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
2026 NE Alberta St
Portland, Oregon, US 97211
Other Info
It's a family affair.

Demon Familiar is the bass-driven solo venture of Haley Westeiner from Eight Bells, played live by some of her favorite musical co-conspirators, including Uta Plotkin, Terrica Kleinknecht, Ash Juno Inferna, and Andrea Gehrz. Drawing on classical, metal, and post-rock influences, expect to be reminded of how hard her music is to classify, but that it skews "heavy," "experimental," and "unexpected."

Salt of Saturn features a robot drum machine that plays itself. This abomination is the brainchild of Travis Westeiner, who designed, built, and runs it using pneumatic air compressors, midi sequencing, and a metal machine made of drumset parts. Past its prototype phase and barreling into puberty, the monster is howling to be let loose. Sure to be a spectacle.

Saplings (formerly ganser/lamm) is a musical duo from Olympia, WA, comprised of Nomy Lamm and Lisa Ganser. Lamm, who grew up in Olympia, is celebrated for her eclectic musicianship, including her writing and performance collaboration with The Need for the dystopian anti-corporate rock opera, The Transfused. Together with Ganser, (ex Punky Bruiser), Saplings' songwriting and video production focuses on themes of love and pain, personal and political, including their own relationship, or their work providing support for families grieving the loss of a loved one killed by the police.

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Edited: May 7th, 2016

05/05/16 – Psychic Sister

Who
Magical Creative Coaching
When
Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
109 SE 5th Ave
Olympia, Washington, US
Other Info
In these mini-coaching sessions, I utilize magical tools and practical know-how to unlock your process and activate & actualize your artist self. What do you need to bring into the world? What’s blocking you? What needs to move so you can flourish? What nourishment does your creative spirit need? This is a good opportunity to check out what I’m offering if you’re not quite ready to commit to a 2-hour creative coaching intake. I hope to see you on Sunday! spread the word!

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Edited: May 5th, 2016

04/03/16 – Psychic Sister

Who
Magical Creative Coaching
When
Sunday, April 3, 2016
1:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
109 SE 5th Ave
Olympia, Washington, US
Other Info
I will once again be offering creative coaching sessions at Psychic Sister on Sunday, April 3, from 1-6 pm. You can book 15 or 30 minute sessions at nomyteaches.setmore.com (scroll down and choose Creative Coaching @ Psychic Sister), or you can just walk in on the day of (109 5th Ave SE Olympia). In these mini-coaching sessions, I utilize magical tools and practical know-how to unlock your process and activate & actualize your artist self. What do you need to bring into the world? What’s blocking you? What needs to move so you can flourish? What nourishment does your creative spirit need? This is a good opportunity to check out what I’m offering if you’re not quite ready to commit to a 2-hour creative coaching intake. I hope to see you on Sunday! spread the word!

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Edited: April 3rd, 2016

Magical Creative Coaching at Psychic Sister

I will once again be offering creative coaching sessions at Psychic Sister on Thursday, June 2, from 1-6 pm. You can book 15 or 30 minute sessions here (scroll down and choose Creative Coaching @ Psychic Sister), or you can just walk in on the day of (109 5th Ave SE Olympia).  In these mini-coaching sessions, I utilize magical tools and practical know-how to unlock your process and activate & actualize your artist self. What do you need to bring into the world? What’s blocking you? What needs to move so you can flourish? What nourishment does your creative spirit need? This is a good opportunity to check out what I’m offering if you’re not quite ready to commit to a 2-hour creative coaching intake. I hope to see you on Thursday! spread the word!

nomyteaches screengrabYou can schedule voice lessons and creative coaching sessions at www.nomyteaches.com.

Edited: April 2nd, 2016

Thanks Beth Ditto <3

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Beth Ditto has a new clothing line and solo music project, and she shouted me out in a recent article on Pitchfork (excerpted below).  Thanks Beth for continuing to bring your gifts to the world.

“Of all her bold style moments, Beth Ditto’s most iconic look epitomizes “less is more”—as in, less clothing. About a decade ago, when her band Gossip was making the best music of their 17-year existence (Ditto informs us she quit Gossip, they’re broken up, and she’s gone solo), it was not uncommon for Ditto to go shirtless, pantsless, or both during their raw and rowdy shows. I am certain the image of her half undressed will remain clear in my mind forever, captioned by this takeaway: There is no wrong way to have a body.

The subversive delight of seeing unapologetic fatness in the spotlight was not lost on those of us who looked like Ditto. Her own version of that moment centered around badasses like punk singer/activist Nomy Lamm and Missy Elliott, whose trash-bag onesie from “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” video made a huge impression on Ditto for its embrace of what would later become her motto: fuck “flattering.” This mentality—coupled with her strong sense of personal style and her penchant for speaking out on body acceptance—has made Ditto an increasingly important figure in the plus-size fashion game over the years. The culmination of that arrived this week, as Ditto launched her first independent plus-size collection, available via her site. Produced in Manhattan, the self-titled line is both a nod to Ditto’s DIY roots and a reaction to her frustrating experience with British retailer Evans, with whom she collaborated on capsule collections.”

Read the rest of the interview here.

I was also fascinated to hear Beth and Nicole Georges talk about me in this Sagittarius Matters podcast episode.  Thanks for the shoutouts, Beth! <3

Edited: March 12th, 2016

03/03/16 – Psychic Sister

Who
Magical Creative Coaching
When
Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
109 SE 5th Ave
Olympia, Washington, US
Other Info
Available on MARCH 3, from 1-6 pm, at Psychic Sister, I will be available for sessions of 15 minutes or more, utilizing magical tools and practical know-how to help you unlock your process and activate & actualize your artist self.

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Edited: March 3rd, 2016

02/04/16 – Psychic Sister

Who
Creative Coaching
When
Thursday, February 4, 2016
1:00pm - A dollar a minute, available until 6 pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
109 SE 5th Ave
Olympia, Washington, US
Other Info
I will be available for sessions of 15 minutes or more, utilizing magical tools and practical know-how to help you unlock your process and activate & actualize your artist self. Your creative process is core to who you are, and it deserves love, support, nurturing and feedback. For more information, visit: www.nomyteaches.com

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Edited: February 4th, 2016

Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy

An excerpt from my experimental novel 515 Clues has been published in Glitter and Grit:  Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy.  This is an amazing collection, including work by Heels on Wheels founders Damien Luxe and Heather Acs, as well as like a hundred other femme geniuses including Amber Dawn, Annah Anti-Palindrome, Annie Danger, Alex Cafarelli, Celeste Chan, Cristy C. Road, Ezra Berkley Nepon, Glenn Marla, Hana Malia, Kay Undalay Barrett, Kentucky Fried Woman, Kirya Traber, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Meliza Bañales, Michelle Embree, Sassafrass Lowrey, Shomi Noise, and more more more. You can purchase it now here.

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Edited: January 29th, 2016

new piece in Passing Through online journal

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Passing Through is a journal that pairs images and text, including my collaboration with Caldwell Linker.  Check out this collection of beautiful work.  www.passingthroughjournal.com

 

Edited: January 27th, 2016