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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!!

STORYTELLING

We support stories that have a focus on eradicating shame, stigma and silence around the topics of sex, body, intimacy and identity. The following is a sample of stories from our live storytelling events in Brooklyn.

ACTIVISM

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

PROJECTS

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 to name a few.

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)


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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

CREATIVE DIRECTORS

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POPPY LIU

vision

poppy@collectivesex.org

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AMANDA MADDEN

multimedia

amanda@collectivesex.org


CREATIVE COLLABORATORS

 
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ZORAIDA INGLES

Graphic Design

NNEKA NJOKU

Writing

 
 
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SAMANTHA PANGER

Director of Photography

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SARA LUDU MALINOWSK

Writing

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CAITLIN GROSSJUNG

Production

MELANIE HSU

Music