Black and Brown people are being senselessly killed around the world. Don’t sit back in silence.
NubianLatina Productions is conducting a nationwide search for Afro-Latinas who are willing to share their stories on camera about their cultural backgrounds, family life, careers, and whether or not you have experienced racism/ discrimination within your own families, circle of friends, in the classroom or workplace.
TIME TO PUT YOURSELF ON CAMERA!
In a 2-minute video, please provide the following information:
- Birth place
- Current resident town/city
- ethnic/cultural background
- Do you identify as Hispanic/Latino? Black/ African-American? or Other?
- Does your family openly discuss race or avoids talking about it?
- Have you traced your family’s African lineage?
- Why are you interested in participating in our documentary?
How to Submit Your Video:
Upload your video, marked “private”, to Vimeo or Youtube. Email your video link along with your video’s password to NubianLatinaprods[at]gmail[dot]com, subject heading “Casting”. Please make sure that your video will be accessible at least until the end of August 2014.
Submission Deadline: JULY 28, 2014
NubianLatina Productions lleva a cabo una búsqueda nacional de Afro-Latinas en los EEUU que están dispuestas a compartir sus historias en cámara sobre sus antecedentes culturales, la vida familiar, carreras, y si tuvieron experiencias con el racismo o fueron discriminadas dentro de su propia familia, círculo de amigos, en la escuela o lugar de trabajo.
En un video de 2 minutos maximo, por favor proveen la siguiente información:
- Lugar de nacimiento
- Pueblo / ciudad de residencia actual
- Origen étnico
- ¿Cómo se identifica Ud.? Hispana / Latina? Negra / Afro-Americana? o Otra?
- ¿Su familia charla francamente sobre la raza o evita hablar de ese tema?
- ¿Ha buscado el linaje africano de su familia?
- Una breve descripción explicando por qué Ud. está interesada en participar en nuestro documental
Como Subir Su Video:
Suba su video, marcado como “privado”, a Vimeo o Youtube. Enviar el enlace de su video junto consu contraseña a NubianLatinaprods [arroba] gmail [punto] com. Por favor, asegúrese de que el vídeo se podrá acceder por lo menos hasta finales de agosto del 2014.
Fecha Límite: el 28 de Julio 2014
- Black vegans exist
- Black lesbian exist
- Black gays exist
- Black romantics exist
- Black people with mental disorders exist
- Black people with eating disorders exist
- Black people with adopted kids exist
- Black Nerds exist
- Black entrepreneurs exist
- Black inventors exist
- Black teachers exist
- Black doctors/surgeons exist
- Black scientists exist
- Black people who are quiet exist
- Black head chefs exist
- Black CEOs exist
- Black teachers exist
- Black families exist
- Black authors exist
- Black poets exist
- Black people with cancer/terminal or chronic illness exist
- Black musicians (who aren’t just rappers) exist
- BLACK BEAUTY EXISTS
I went back and look at the first list with some of you guys responses
Keep the list going.
El INAH, a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Antropología, y la Red de Mujeres Afromexicanas invitan al
Primer Encuentro de Mujeres Afromexicanas
25 y 26 de julio, en Santiago Llano Grande, Oaxaca
[Photo of a Black-Boricua Taino person with a short hair cut and glasses. They are wearing an orange t-shirt with an orange and white plaid shirt over it. They are standing in front of an orange wall with a drawing of a naked person over their left shoulder.]
Black-Boricua Taino Two Spirit Performing Artist and Educator
Ignacio G. Rivera
Are you ever misgendered?
Oh yeah, all the time. I think that my caring about it has shifted a lot. When I first first first came out as trans… I told people, “I want you to refer to me as ‘he’ and ‘she’ simultaneously, like in the same sentence. I don’t want to be just he or just she, but use [the pronouns] like that. People took that to mean that they just chose and most people chose ‘she.’ Again I felt invisible and that people weren’t honoring my identity, so I decided I was going by he and I went by ‘he’ for about 2 years. That still felt weird to me, it just didn’t fit right. I ended up meeting another genderqueer person who was going by ‘they’ and it just clicked for me. I really liked it because it doesn’t indicate anything. So when you’re talking about me to somebody, they just don’t know – female, male, what am I – and I like that. I like the idea of people not knowing, so I started using they. But, they is very complicated for people because people don’t use they as a pronoun, although it is quite proper [laughs]. We just haven’t used it as much, and I think genderqueer, queer folks have been reviving that. In the Spanish language, it’s also an issue, but I came up with my own. My community, my chosen family, they say they to me all the time, but when I’m outside in the world: sir, lad, man, lady, miss, ma’am. Or sometimes people are completely confused. A couple of times, which I loved, were instances where people literally were like, “May I help you, ma’am… Yes, sir… Thank you again, ma’am…” They went from “ma’am” to “sir” waiting for me to correct them, but I wouldn’t! And I loved it because they were [thinking], Please just tell me what the fuck you are, so I can just say it right. And I’m not, I’m just gonna let you do that, and I’m fine with it. In the beginning it pissed me off because I was so fresh in expressing my identity that I wanted people to get me. Now, yeah, sometimes, it irks me a little bit, but I’ve gotten to the point where I really don’t give a shit because if I have my community and my people validating my identity then I’m ok with it. I answer to ma’am… I know they’re trying to talk to me and they aren’t being malicious, unless they are. I think the way my physical appearance has been changing lately because three months ago, I decided to go on T… I’ve been out as trans for almost a decade now, and I’m 42. I’ve taken my time, I’ve rode every wave that I’ve been on and I’ve loved it. Now I’m on this and I wanted to see what it feels like… I’ve also decided that I don’t want top surgery. The way I envision myself, the way that makes me beam with happiness, if I could draw a sketch of myself… it would be… with a little mustache, like my father, and I wouldn’t bind anymore. I would not even wear a sports bra because to me, that encompasses my genderqueer/gender non-conforming identity. I’ve never seen myself as a man and at one point, I saw myself as a woman. I have that history and I honor that history: woman – that’s God to me. I see myself as a combination of those things or another entity altogether. Sometimes, I gotta use that language because that’s all we have and I want to be viewed that way. So if I’m on T and I happen to get a mustache or beard, I want to have my chest there to balance that out for me; I don’t want to pass as a man…
- Excerpt from interview with Ignacio G. Rivera for Lxs Afrxlatinxs: Queer Afrolatin@ Storytelling Project