Calpernia and I became friends with Alec Mapa and his husband Jamie Hebert when we worked on Transamerican Love Story together. Since then, we have collaborated on several things, but the silliest one so far is our latest:
Adventures of Sweet Pea #1: I Don’t Shrink So
Yes, that is my cat Renee as Sweet Pea’s nemesis, Penelope.
Calpernia and I are honored to be accepting the Luminary Award at the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival. The award recognizes our work in trans-based media.
Sunday, November 6, 7:30 pm
1525 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
The festival starts on Friday, November 4th. Please note the location is different on some days. We are also scheduled to attend a reception on Saturday, November 5. Films start at 3pm Sunday, November 6, awards are after. Come see some great films about gender identity and expression and say hi to us!
Full Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival schedule
We hope you will join us for this empowering community event!
This year marks Deep Stealth Productions’ 9th anniversary, and as a special thank you to our community, we have some exciting news.
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I’m honored to be among the first participants in MyAcceptance.org, a project by photographer Parker Austin.
MyAcceptance.org is an ongoing photo essay project that documents members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender community by creating two photos. The first one represents how they felt growing up and the second shows how they feel now. Each set of photos is accompanied by a deeply personal story written by the subject as they discuss their journey towards hope and self-acceptance.
One of the reasons I like to work on biographies on Wikipedia is because people, especially living people, deserve a fair, clean article summarizing their work. Sometimes when I write a biography of someone living, they write back to thank me, and of those who have, my favorite was probably South African artist Leon Botha, who died yesterday at age 26. He’s probably best known for his appearance in the Enter the Ninja video for Die Antwoord, the music group for whom he used to open. After some editors tried to delete his article, some others had written it so it was heavily weighted toward discussing his body, something I have to deal with in my own media interactions. After I rewrote it to highlight his art, Leon wrote in part:
I sincerely thank you for your help! And would like to express my gratitude. It’s always troubling with someone like me when it comes to media internet etc. But I was just particularly paranoid about the first time wiki mentioned me, that all of my work (and me as a artist, which I basically dedicated my life to) would all fade into the background of progeria, and that would mean “defeat” for me in just some of my personal goals/missions. Anyway, it’s a sigh of relief to which I owe you the credit and gratitude.
RIP Leon Botha, a remarkable turntablist, intriguing outsider artist, and wise person.
As some of you know, I guest blog at Boing Boing now and then. It’s one of my all-time favorite sites, so it’s a delight and honor to contribute occasionally. That’s why I haven’t been posting here much of late.
Did you know that in April 1995 the first laser hair removal device was cleared for use by FDA? At this point we have a pretty good sense of the efficacy. It works best on people with light colored skin and dark colored hair, and most consumers see a permanent reduction in hair between 1/3 and 2/3. Some people get more and some less, but that’s the general range. For best results, I recommend having it done by an experienced physician.
This laser hair removal patient guide is pretty good, and my site below lists several others.
Friend/fan Michael says I look like L’Lihdra from the Sugar Shock comic. I do like her style! If MySpace weren’t such a complete piece of crap site, I’d provide the direct link to the free comic book online. You can find it in most search engines.