The Girl Talk: Gender Is A Drag Edition

The Girl Talk: Gender Is A Drag Edition

Sophie Bee, Pidgeon Pagonis, Trisha Lee Holloway

Tue, September 26, 2017

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$5.00

Tickets at the Door

The Girl Talk: Gender Is A Drag Edition
The Girl Talk: Gender Is A Drag Edition
"RuPaul's Drag Race" is a national sensation and "Transparent" has brought trans issues into the public sphere, but that doesn't mean America is anywhere close to evolved when it comes to issues of gender. With Donald Trump banning trans soldiers from the military, violence against trans sex workers ignored, and bathroom bills popping up all over the country, we have a lot of work to do.

On September 26, The Girl Talk will tackle issues facing trans, intersex and gender nonconforming people in Chicago and beyond.

What is The Girl Talk, you ask? It's a monthly show on the fourth Tuesday of the month hosted by women (DNAinfo’s Jen Sabella and public education warrior/CPS teacher Erika Wozniak) and featuring influential Chicago women and gender nonconforming individuals fighting for social justice. All are welcome to take part in these important conversations.
The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad
The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad
What is The Girl Talk, you ask? It's a monthly show on the fourth Tuesday of the month hosted by DNAinfo’s Deputy Editor Jen Sabella and award-winning teacher and activist Erika Wozniak featuring Chicago women you should know. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll drink the signature Girl Talk cocktail, we'll mock sexism, and we will celebrate one another. Join us!
Sophie Bee
Sophie Bee is a writer, speaker, activist, and queer trans woman. She is an organizer with Support Ho(s)e, a radical collective of sex workers, clients, and trusted accomplices building community in Chicago. Support Ho(s)e also runs the Justice For Alisha Walker campaign which raises awareness and support for Alisha Walker, an incarcerated sex worker who is being punished for defending herself against a violent client. In addition to Support Ho(s)e, Sophie is also a key organizer with Slut Walk Chicago, and she has worked with many other radical groups fighting for the rights of sex workers, people of color, incarcerated people, and queer people in Chicago.
Sophie is also a writer and speaker. Her work has appeared in The Nib, Autostraddle, and Salonathon. Her writing focuses on media, film, queer representation, culture, queer history, and sex worker rights. In her work as an event promoter and host, she focuses on creating spaces for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people in Chicago. She has hosted at Hugo Ball, Femme's Room, Rosebud, and other queer-focused dance parties and events. She can be found on twitter at twitter.com/pogform.
Pidgeon Pagonis
Pidgeon Pagonis is an intersex activist, educator, and filmmaker. They are a leader in the intersex movement’s fight for bodily autonomy and justice. Their goal is to deconstruct the dangerous myths that lead to violations of intersex people’s human rights, including common, irreversible medical procedures performed without consent to make bodies conform to binary sex stereotypes.Pidgeon has a decade’s worth of experience giving talks and facilitating intersex workshops around the globe. In 2015, they received the LGBT Champion of Change Award from the White House. They can be seen on the cover of National Geographic’s January issue titled, Gender Revolution. This past Spring, they instructed Introduction to LGBTQI Studies at DePaul University.
Trisha Lee Holloway
Trisha Lee Holloway is the Trans Health Manager at Howard Brown Health Center. Trisha was raised in the Chicago area of Englewood, and later moved to the city of Calumet Park. Trisha is an activist for trans women, and strives to be a role model in her community. Before working at Howard Brown, Trisha was an outreach worker at Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Children Hospital, doing HIV testing and counseling trans women.Trisha has helped to bring awareness to trans women's needs by helping start the first trans housing program in Chicago "Translife Center" with the Chicago House & Social Service Agency. Trisha Has Been recognized as one of 11 inspiring women in 2014. She received an Esteem award future leaders in 2014. Trisha has been honored as one of 30 under 30 by windy city times and made the lst trans 100 list.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com