Tue, Mar 01|
Deeper Change Forum - Nalo A.K. Zidan
Masculiminality: A Workshop for Imagining Accountable Masculinities
Time & Location
Mar 01, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST
About the Event
Masculiminality is language created to describe the experience of masculinity at its edges, beneath and between constructs of gender and sexuality. Our current orientation to masculinity is limited to the experience of binary systems like Patriarchy, which solely offers us a model for how to abuse, steal and harm.
In this workshop, we will examine possibilities for how to shape accountable masculinities through a community-oriented lens, while inviting the nuance of masculinities we've left behind or invalidated. We will discuss how we embrace a culture of accountability inside power dynamics, love and relationships, care, anger, and harm through the lens of masculine people.
Nalo A. K. Zidan (any pronouns) is a Queer Black writer, facilitator and masculinity scholar whose work focuses on exploring the edges of gender and sexuality. Nalo is the Founder and Creative Director of Blackgirlmasculine, a media space for celebrating the experiences of Queer, Black masculine women, Trans and Non-Binary people. Founded in 2016, the organization serves a global audience with a mission to expand and archive Black masculine experiences through an anti-patriarchal lens. When Nalo isn’t facilitating a training or workshop, they spend their time writing, making art and teaching 1st grade at Maureen Joy Charter School. Nalo spends most of their free time at home with their wife adrienne and turtle Nalito.