Muriel Miguel, two-spirit artist from the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations, is a founding member and the Artistic Director of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running feminist Indigenous theatre company in North America. She is visiting Marlboro College to perform a portion of her play, Hot ‘n’ Soft, which explores two-spiritedness where she not only claims her sexual desire but does so without the shame of the “sexaphobic settler regime.”* In addition to Miguel’s work, this gathering will also include short readings of two-spirit artists, Kent Monkman and Waawate Fobister. There will also be time for conversations that connect to the reading and Miguel’s life long activism. Finally, we encourage participants to bring poetry or other writings that celebrate queer genders and desires.
* Daniel Heath Justice in “Notes Towards a Theory of Anomaly” in The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 16.1-2 (2010):208.
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