Wow, COVID has really challenged our original plans for 2020!
Apologies for the late update to this website, if you follow us on social media (links in the footer of this post) you may have seen promotions for these really great events that we participated in. If you missed them, some of them have recordings you can view and others have an encore chance to check them out.
During our last update we mentioned that we were cancelling our original Pride Parade plans and planned to do a different event. Since that post, we decided to merge Intersex Awareness Day and our Pride plans. Stay tuned for an update on that as well!
September 1st – 30th
Gender Unbound in Austin held their annual arts festival digitally.
The virtual showcase consisted of works by trans and intersex artists around the theme of “home”. The showcase consisted of an interactive 3D exhibition. We were honored to participate with a commissioned artpiece and accompanying poem titled “Home is a Children’s Hospital”.
If you missed it, you can check out all the works by the intersex artists still up in the virtual gallery for a special Intersex Awareness Day showing.
BOSTON HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS
Koomah and Sean Saifa Wall (Atlanta, GA) presented a training for the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless. Saifa presented an Intersex 101 training and Koomah spoke to their experiences as a homeless intersex youth and trainings on health and access considerations and solutions for intersex people currently experiencing homelessness.
This was a private training and not made available to the public.
LIBERATING ALL BODIES
Koomah participated as part of a digital panel conversation between Intersex Justice and Disability Justice experts about collective liberation efforts. HRW’s Carlos Rios-Espinoza, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Sean Saifa Wall were the other panel speakers.
Closed Captioning was provided in English and Spanish.
ASL Interpretation with Deaf interpreters.
This event was recorded and will be made available to the public as soon as closed captions are transcribed and added.
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