We tell radical, courageous and embodied stories.
We support stories that eradicate shame, stigma and silence around the topis of sex, body, intimacy and identity.
We are a collective of filmmakers, storytellers and community organizers who celebrate our intersectional female, femme, queer, trans, POC and migrant identities.
We root our work in anti-oppression and in the truth of our collective liberation.
We utilize a creative process that is joyful, non-binary, healing and collaborative.
This is what we mean by decolonizing storytelling.
Cover Photo: T. Thompson performing at a storytelling event at New Women Space in Brooklyn
Asian Femme/inism: Stories About Queerness, Kinkiness & Sex
A reclamation of Asian femme sexuality through art, media and heart-centered conversation.
We will explore: how queerness intersects with Asianness; how Asian feminism intersects with black, brown and indigenous movements; how Asian femme sexuality is influenced by histories of war and immigration; Asian femme stereotypes in media ("lotus blossom", "dragon lady") and the ways that Asian bodies typically get whitewashed; pan-Asian identities and divisions within the Asian communities
Featuring: Yin Q (creator of Mercy Mistress), Yellow Jackets Collective, Shama Rahman
My Body Not State Property: Stories & Poems About Reclamation
A storytelling, poetry and open mic event reclaiming stories about body, reproductive health, mental health and care from institutions and the political conversations that they are often diminished to.
All bodies and identities are welcome to attend. However, this event prioritizes and centers the voices of QTPOC (queer trans people of color) when it comes to storytelling.
Mercy Mistress is a web series based on Yin Q's autobiographical story about being a queer Chinese-American professional dominatrix in New York City.
This web series is being produced in solidarity with the leather community, the BDSM community, the pro domme community and the kink community.
"Why I Made A Show About My Life As A Kink Dominatrix" - A Women's Thing
"Three Distinctions Between Mercy Mistress and Big Media's Take On Kink" - Honeysuckle Mag
Names of Women
Names of Women is a short film based on a true abortion story.
Names of Women has been screened at college campuses including Colgate, Barnard, Skidmore, Vassar, Wesleyan, Albright, UMass Boston and has collaborated with organizations such as New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF), NARAL Pro-Choice America, Center for Reproductive Justice, Advocates for Youth and #ShoutYourAbortion.
Our mission is to use this story as a lighthouse for women to find solidarity and share their stories in community with one another.
Now we want to bring this film and movement to your community.
"The human connections Liu forged by sharing her experience with abortion might be the key to creating a healthy dialog about women’s health issues, reproductive rights advocates say."
- Lisa Held, Well + Good (read full article here)
This Is Not A Play About Sex
This Is Not A Play About Sex (TINAPAS) is a 1.5 hour play written in 2012 based on dozens of interviews with students about sex, intimacy, assault, consent, sexuality and gender.
TINAPAS is a doorway into conversations about hook-up culture, assault prevention, positive sex and spectrums of gender and sexuality. It has been seen by 4,000+ students as both first-year orientation and student-driven programming.
"Students and faculty are still talking about it over a year after it premiered! I have no doubt that this piece would transform the dialogue about sex and sexuality on any campus."
- Christian DuComb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English in the University Theater at Colgate University
We create short videos with direct action steps for how to be an ally, accomplice and advocate for a variety of social causes.
Showing Up For Our Trans Communities
What are the best ways to show up for our trans community, personally and politically? When is the time to listen, when is the time to speak up?
PANELISTS: Josh Terefe The Center, TGNC Pride Support Group), Sasha Alexander (Sylvia Rivera Law Project), Luce Lincoln (Global Action Project), Aries Liao (Q-Wave, Asian Pride Visibility Project)
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS VS. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Information is power and we need to find out what next steps to take when it comes to our reproductive justice in America.
PANELISTS: Elizabeth Hira (New York Abortion Access Fund), Travis Ballie (NARAL Pro-Choice America), Taylor Reynolds (Advocate For Youth), Lauren Paulk (Center for Reproductive Rights)
A Partners' Guide To Abortion
For some of us who have had abortions, this video is what we wish we had while we were going through the process. This video is a guide for partners (or friends) of someone going through an abortion on how to best support them.
Filmed at New Women Space
The following is a sample of stories from our live storytelling events in Brooklyn.