The event will discuss the representation of transgender and nonbinary individuals in the City of Boston’s policies and processes.
City of Boston Artist-In-Residence Golden and Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) Founding Director Zenaida Peterson will co-host a virtual Town Hall on October 7 from 4 - 6 p.m., in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. The event will discuss the representation of transgender and nonbinary individuals in the City of Boston’s policies and processes, with a focus on naming ways the City can better support transgender and nonbinary Bostonians.
This town hall will collect written and oral testimony specifically from trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender-expansive individuals currently living in the Greater Boston area.
Through the Boston Artists-in-Residence (AIR) program, artists work with a parallel cohort of City partners to explore, critique, and re-imagine City initiatives at the intersection of civil service, social justice, and artistic practice.
Golden (they/them) is a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme photographer and poet raised in Hampton, VA, currently residing in Boston, MA. Golden is the recipient of a Pink Door Fellowship (2017/2019), an Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Luminaries Fellowship (2019), the Frontier Award for New Poets (2019), and a Pushcart Nomination (wildness, 2019). Their work has been featured on/at the Shade Journal, the Offing, wildness, Button Poetry, Buzzfeed, i-D, Interview Magazine, & elsewhere. Golden holds a BFA in Photography from New York University and is currently a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence. Instagram | Twitter | Golden's website
About Zenaida Peterson
Zenaida Peterson, author of “Breakfast for Dinner and Other Blasphemous Things” published by Pizza Pi Press is a mystic, an organizer, a house plant gardener and a Black non-binary poet from the south currently thriving in Boston, Massachusetts. They are the founding director of Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS), an all ages radical poetry slam centering marginalized people and celebrating the feminine. Zenaida are easing the impacts of 2020 by learning to make plant medicine, engaging in restorative justice, mutual aid and farming. They are the Equity and Empowerment Director of Quaker Voluntary Service. Their current project is spending each month of 2020 conquering a different fear of theirs.