julia update - november 2014
in this update:
1) upcoming events
2) new music videos
3) new essays and interviews
Hello, this is a quick little November update to let you know about some recent & upcoming things going on with me!
on November 20, 2014, I will be at University of Missouri at St. Louis giving a talk entitled “Transgender Activism and Beyond” at 12:30pm, 3rd floor Millennium Student Center.
on November 22, 2014, I will be at California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco) giving a talk entitled “Making Feminist & Queer Movements More Inclusive.” It will be held at 6:30pm, 3rd Floor, Namaste Hall (1453 Mission Street, SF). More details can be found here.
Both of these events are free and open to the public!
also, on December 2, 2014, I will be performing a couple of songs for the show Bad Dyke with Bawdy Storytelling, featuring Allison Moon, Dixie De La Tour and other storytellers TBA. At Awaken Cafe (1429 Broadway, Oakland), Doors at 7, Show at 8, Tickets $15.
new music videos
So speaking of music, in previous updates, I mentioned my new indie-pop solo music project *soft vowels sounds* and my debut four-song EP called Ray versus Macbeth and the Music Box, part one. Well, I have just uploaded music videos for two of the songs to YouTube! Here are the links to those videos:
The entire record is available for listen or download (for free or name your price) on the *soft vowel sounds* Bandcamp site.
- Music Box (video) is the first song on the record. It is about being a third wheel and it appropriately takes place inside of a vehicle.
- Ray (video) is my parody of The Kinks' song "Lola." The video is admittedly not especially video-ish, as I wanted to highlight the lyrics of the song.
Feel free to share *soft vowel sounds* with others! Also, I plan to send out CDs to various college/indie radio stations and music zines/websites over the next month or so. If you know of anyone in those worlds who might be potentially interested (particularly people who appreciate indie-pop, lo-fi, or queer artists), please feel free to let me know - my email address can be found on my website.
new essays & interviews
For those interested, I recently blog-posted two related essays regarding cis terminology and trans activism:
Also, when I visited Dalhousie University last month, Halifax Media Co-op was kind enough to publish this interview with me.
Finally, Out Magazine included me in their OUT100 list for 2014. If you click on the link, you will actually get to see me posing with a motorcycle (in keeping with their yearly theme).
And remember, between updates, you can always check out: