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Because You’re Brown Honey Gurl. A queer of color artistic intervention in the gaystream

Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Anabel Taylor Chapel

Join us for a spoken word performance and reception with queer South Asian spoken word artists & activists DARK MATTER!

"‘Because you’re brown honey gurl’ is a queer of color artistic intervention in the gaystream. How do we distinguish our ways of desiring, thinking, feeling, relating, and creating from the economies of white supremacy? We're not tryna get gay married honey gurl. We're building solidarity outside those refracted beams of white light we call rainbows. And renegotiating ways of loving our bodies. Join us for an evening of poetry, discussion, and community. Decolonize//queer//repeat."

Alok Vaid-Menon is a South Asian artivist who has performed & organized with queer movements around the world. They are committed to building radical queer movements and bodies that resist white supremacy and imperialism and like making art that thinks about these, and other what ifs. You can read some of their work at and

Janani is a South Asian electron spinning around the Bay Area making art and scholarship. They like thinking about apocalypse, decolonizing the food system, and making space for quantum queers everywhere. You can read some of their poetry at They’re also assistant editor over at

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