Still Here: Black Femme Resilience Panel
Black Femmes have always been the foundation of Queer advocacy and culture. Almost 30 years later, many of the sentiments shared in Dionne Brand’s Long Time Comin’ are just as relevant. Brand’s film is a powerful and candid display of Black Queer resistance & celebration. It shapes and uplifts the narratives of underrepresented communities, and gives audiences an opportunity to reflect on the social inequities and under-appreciated realities of Black femmes in LGBTQ spaces. Our art is our politics. In an effort to marry the connection, empathy and understanding that we experience on screen to our day to day learning and work, VQFF presents Still Here: Black Femme Resilience. Five self identifying Black femmes gather to share open dialogue about the current position of Black Femmes in advocacy work, and their thoughts on progressing the conversation.