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