I’m speaking at The Beyond Pink & Blue Conference — three days of community, story-telling, and growth, celebrating transgender lives, faith, and spirituality. There will be trans-led musical performances, keynote presentations, workshops and more. Registration is free and all donations will benefit the Trans Atlanta Housing Program. Visit beyondpinkblueconference.org to learn more, register, and get zoom links. My workshop ‘Queer Restoryation’ is 11am-12:30pm EST on Saturday Oct. 17.
I’m moderating two sets of artist talks with the Society for Photographic Education (as part of the SPE LGBTQ Caucus leadership team). Join us on two October Wednesdays, the 14th and 28th, from 7-8pm EST for artist talks with 6 photographers from the SPE LGBTQ+, Multicultural, and Women’s caucuses. 3 artists each Wednesday will talk about their work, with time for Q&A at the end. This event is FREE and open to the public. Zoom link: https://bit.ly/SPEArtistTalks
‘Restoryation: Creating Your Origin Story’ — New York Yearly Meeting – NYYM young adult spiritual deepening series. Where are the myths and stories of ancient times? What do we lose when myths and legends are sugar coated and over-simplified by money-focused businesses like Disney and Marvel? In this workshop, we’ll explore how myths and fables relate to our lives today, what elements of the world around us feel most intrinsically connected to us, and have a chance to express these in an art form of your choice. Saturday October 24th, 10am-12:15pm EST. Email me for registration link.
‘The Power of Stories’ — Open Heart Worship Group, semi-programed Quaker worship. Saturday October 24th, 12:30-2:30pm EST. Zoom link here: http://femestiza.com/open-heart-worship-group/ (Email me for registration password)
‘Bedtime Stories with Cai’ — New York Yearly Meeting young adult Friend event, this month with myths from my upcoming book Transcendence. Sunday, November 1, 9:30-10:15pm EST Email me for registration link..
‘Weaving it all together: the finishing of a photobook’ — Society for Photographic Education Northeast Chapter Conference. This talk centers on the weaving together of storytelling elements throughout the text, images, design, and more in my upcoming book ‘Transcendence’ which connects gender diversity, mythology, and spirituality. Saturday November 7th at 11am-12:30pm EST (one of several panelists). See more details and register for zoom links here: https://www.spenational.org/…/2020-spe-virtual-chapter-conf…
(Theme TBA) — semi-programed worship for Durham Friends Meeting in Maine. Sunday November 15th, 10:30am EST. Email me for registration link.