QUEER CREATURES – Kulturhuset, Stockholm 2012

Published February 7, 2012 by sistersinsolidarity

The sisters has been away for quite awhile but if you’ve been in touch with local activism, WE’RE STILL AROUND!!! 🙂
Some news update…

Marla Bendini will be selling selected paintings and artifacts in this fundraiser to continue work in queer representation.
Kelvin Atmadibrata, organiser of Rainbowartsproject, will also be selling his works.

Thank you for your support 🙂

Details for Fundraiser:

10-11 Feb | 12pm-8pm
229A South Bridge Road

All proceeds will go into supporting QUEER CREATURES!

Marla will also be part of an artist panel in the Art and Activism Conference in Supermarket, Stockholm independent art fair.

For more information:
SUPERMARKET | http://www.supermarketartfair.com/
RAINBOWARTSPROJECT | http://www.rainbowartsproject.wordpress.com

T-Sharing Session at IndigNATION6

Published July 28, 2010 by sistersinsolidarity
Futility of stealth,
confidence in the real world…
what if my parents knew…
Is this cocktail of HRT going to kill me?
I am beautiful
but I am not ‘passable’.
in all the adversity:
empower yourself…

A sharing session for transgendered, transsexual, crossdresser, intersexed, sistas … community. This is not a talk. Feel free to just drop in and listen but we would love for you to come forth and share your experiences and knowledge.

Sisters sitting in a circle, Sisters in Solidarity.

13 August 2010
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239007


‘I am transgender, and I want my voice to be heard’- CNN iReport

Published June 6, 2010 by sistersinsolidarity

CNN iReport: “I am transgender, and I want my voice to be heard.”

Avery was one of several people who participated in an iReport assignment that asked transgender, transsexual and questioning people to create a message they wanted others to know.

The task was simple: Make a sign with your message, and take a photo of yourself holding it. The responses were powerful and surprisingly candid.

Avery’s message simply said, “I am talented, creative, and beautiful, and I refuse to be tyrannized by a letter.”

She was referring to the letters “M” and “F” commonly used on forms to denote gender. Avery says that a choice like “male” or “female” that usually seems like a no-brainer is fraught with consequences for transgender people.

“That M or F on a document” too often is used to discriminate against us.

Legally, because Avery has not had gender reassignment surgery, she is still referenced as male on some documents and female on others.

Read full CNN iReport here

人妖 也是人. - Photo taken by Charles Lim

Marla Bendini, 24, "人妖" 也是人. Transsexuals are human too. - Photo taken by Charles Lim

Sisters in Pink!

Published May 16, 2010 by sistersinsolidarity

Besides the two PinkDot Sisters, Glenn Polka and Ivan Dot, Sisters in Solidarity’s Marla Bendini and Tricia Leong were there to support Pink Dot 2010 too.

Pink Dot 2010 takes their core message – to celebrate the Freedom to Love – a step further with a special focus on love within families.

Sisters in Solidarity hopes that transgenders will enjoy unconditional love like everyone else too because we LOVE too.

Heartfelt thanks to those who came down to support SIS

Published May 9, 2010 by sistersinsolidarity

The petition signing at Food#03 on 8 May 2010 2pm-6pm is a reach-out to end discrimination against transgenders in Singapore.

Marla Bendini was there to thank every SIS supporter who took time to come down despite the rain.
Tricia Leong was also there in the afternoon to lend her presence to the cause and also explained to visitors about discrimination against transgenders in Singapore.
Leona Lo is on a business trip and was with us in spirit.

We sisters at SIS would like to thank all 56 of you. You given us great moral support, dignity and most importantly, love. We hope you wear our SIS badges with pride.

After the petition, we had dinner with 5 more sisters who added their names to the cause!

We decided to unwind at a transgender-friendly bar called “Cows and Coolies” & “Dixies” and the owners and patrons added 39 more names to the petition!

Cows & Coolies| 30 Mosque Street | Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri & Sat 5pm-2am

Dixie’s is just next door! Please support these transgender-friendly establishments!

In total, we have 100 exact signatures today, on top of the 116 online signatures so far!


We have 3 more petition signing opportunities to meet Marla Bendini and Tricia Leong in person:

13 May 2010 @ The Substation Gallery Conversations between father and son, art exhibition  6.30pm til late

14 -22 May 2010 @ The Substation Gallery Conversations between father and son, art exhibition  12pm-9pm daily

15 May 2010 @ PINKDOT 2010 Hong Lim Park 5.00pm-6.30pm

We Sisters in Solidarity hope to see you soon!