K is for Nia King, K pasa USA, Krudas Cubensi, Kavindu Ade, Alison Kafer and Kate Bornstein !
“Nia King is a multimedia journalist whose work focuses on political art by women, queer people and people of color. She is the author of Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives and the host and producer of We Want the Airwaves podcast.” –artactivistnia.com
K pasa USA – “Queer Activist performance art pop band” –Facebook
Check out their video “No Me Digas Niñ/a/o”
Krudas Cubensi – “Odaymara Cuesta and Olivia Prendes are Cuban Hip Hop MCs, Independent Musicians, Poets, Theater Performers, Educators representing Womyn, Immigrants, Queers and People of Color Action as a Central Part of World Change. They choose the art as a weapon to fight against oppression, for justice, for balance, for our rights, to celebrate the life. They both born & raised in Cuba and began in the Artivism early in their lives” – Krudas Cubensi band bio
Listen to their song “Mi cuerpo es mio” here.
“Kavindu Ade is a 24 year old Wordsmith, Jedi, and Black Boy Extraordinaire. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Afro-Caribbean immigrants his poetry is a dance between cultures. While best known for his gender identity poem entitled ‘IT,’ Kavi’s work centers on his navigation of intersecting identities – among those, the relation of his Blackness to his transcendence of gender.” – awqwardtalent.com
Alison Kafer is a feminist, queer, and disability studies theorist and activist, as well as the author of Feminist, Queer, Crip.
“In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.” – Indiana University Press
You can read Feminist, Queer, Crip for free on JSTOR here.
Kate Bornstein – “Transgender-dyke. Reluctant-Polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering-Scientologist. Pioneering Gender Outlaw.” – Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger