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DECOLONIZING STORYTELLING

because it matters what stories we tell

who tells them

and how they are told

 
 

MISSION

We tell embodied, courageous and raw stories.

We select stories with messages around positive social change, ending silence or evolving our consciousness.

We are a collective of filmmakers, storytellers and social activists who celebrate our intersectional femme, queer, POC and immigrant identities.

We utilize a creative process that is joyful, non-binary, healing and collaborative.

This is what we mean by decolonizing storytelling.


 

DIRECT ACTION

ART ACTIVISM

CLIENT WORK


support this work

As an organization we are mission-driven, community-driven and content-driven. This means we spend the majority of our energy creating work that we believe in and only some energy figuring out how to raise funds.

If you are inspired by this work and have the means to do so, contributions from our community are what help us to keep doing this! Whether it's 1 cent or $1,000,000 or just sending us some good vibes we appreciate it all!!

CREATIVE DIRECTORS

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POPPY LIU

vision

poppy@collectivesex.org

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AMANDA MADDEN

multimedia

amanda@collectivesex.org

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SARA LUDU MALINOWSKI

experience (nyc)

sara.ludu@collectivesex.org


THE COLLECTIVE

 
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ZORAIDA INGLES

Graphic Design

NNEKA NJOKU

Writing

 
 
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SAMANTHA PANGER

Director of Photography

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CAITLIN GROSSJUNG

Production

 
 

MELANIE HSU

Music

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LINDSAY KEYS

Director of Photography

 

LIVE EVENTS

All of our live offerings (at the moment) are based in Brooklyn. They always take place on the last Sunday of a month. To receive notifications of live events, please sign up for our newsletter to the right.

We firmly believe that no one should be denied access based on financial means. Therefore, all of our events are free.


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)

STORYTELLERS: Kit Yan, Jordan Ho, Charlie Bruce


PAST EVENTS

The Female Gaze

What happens when art and media are created by women and femmes? What happens when the ever-present-male-gaze is absent (or is it ever absent...)?

PANELISTS: Amanda Madden (Collective Sex), Paige Polk (Beautiful Things), Sandra Hong (New Women Space), Rachel Hills (The Sex Myth)


What Happens To My Eggs?

Trump America is really happening. Our ovaries are shrinking and our eggs are hiding. but 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)

NAMES OF WOMEN

Organize a screening in your community

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Names of Women is a short film based on a true abortion story.

Our mission is to use this story as a lighthouse for women to find solidarity and share their stories in community with one another.

In August 2016 we successfully crowd-funded over $20,000 to make this vision come to life.

Now we want to bring this film and movement to your community.

Compelling. Raw. Beautiful.
— Well+Good

Imagine if Vagina Monologues had a lovechild. Imagine if this lovechild included the voices of many expressions of gender and sexuality. Now imagine that this lovechild is a 90's kid, partakes in the hook-up culture and goes to college in America.

Meet This Is Not A Play About Sex.

This is not a play about sex

(TINAPAS) is a 1.5 hour play based on dozens of interviews with students about sex, intimacy, assault, consent, sexuality and gender. TINAPAS is a doorway into conversations about assault prevention, consent culture, positive sex, the hook-up culture and the spectrums of gender and sexuality. It has been seen by 3,500+ students as both first-year orientation and student-driven programming. It has been described by students and faculty as follows:

I must say that I am speechless. I was moved to tears, to laughter, to sadness, to thought. This was, honestly, one of the best things I’ve seen or experienced in college.
— Alexis '13
Issues of consent, pleasure, relationships, and sexual identity are handled in ways that leave the audience members ready to discuss the topics more and consider alternatives in their lives.
— Dawn LaFrance, Psy.D., Associate Director Counseling Center

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
A wonderful and powerful show.
— Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Colgate University
I count this experience as one of those huge light bulb moments that pointed my young adult self in a radically empowering direction.
— Sarah Gallina '13

If you're interested in bringing This Is Not A Play About Sex to your institution or have any questions about this program, please don't hesitate to reach out below!

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