General: $8 / Members: $5
Event admission includes access to Millennial Pink exhibition.
So Say We All presents an evening of storytelling at San Diego Art Institute on Friday, August 18th as part of the Millennial Pink exhibit. Join us for stories of identity, queerness, sex, and reclamation: true personal narratives from San Diegans. All ages, though some stories contain mature language and themes.
Millennial Pink is an exhibition dedicated to the evolution of queer aesthetics, with an emphasis on imagery that is both intrinsically beautiful, natural, fluid, and celebratory. As the millennial generation readily embraces the concept of non-binary gender identity and sexual fluidity, the aesthetic tropes of gendered colors, materials, and processes in art are slowly being dismantled and/or reclaimed as gender-neutral practices.
Yvonne Schmeltz is queer and a lot of other things including but not limited to fat, fluid, and living. Yvonne was hatched in the small state of Indiana in the United States. After 22 years of being surrounded by cornfields, cemeteries, and schizophrenics; they moved to San Diego, California. Yvonne has been writing ever since she can remember. Published in CityWorks, the San Diego City College Literary Journal, past performer of So Say We All, and currently working on an M.A. in English at UC Irvine, Yvonne is interested in writing as a way to mental health and social justice.
Joe Fejeran:Born and raised on the island of Guam, Joe Fejeran is a writer/podcaster living in San Diego. Themes that interest him are sexuality, visibility, representation, and identity. You can subscribe to his podcasts, the Untitled Friendship Project and FRIGHT SCHOOL, on iTunes or SoundCloud.
Frank DiPalermo: “I am queer. First I accepted that fact. Then I embraced it. Then I fell in love with it. Everything I’ve ever written or ever will write is a celebration of my queer self in some way.”
Hunter Gatewood is a proud Obecian who writes essays and short stories and nearly-done novels. His writing group informed him recently that all his work is about identity and place. His favorite things include drink tickets, cliffs both geographic and existential, and passion fruit from his neighbor’s vine. If that last thing sounds dirty, it’s not. He is finally getting out more to see live music.
Sage Foley came to San Diego from her native Boston by way of the US Navy where she served five years as a surgical tech. She is pursuing her BA in creative writing at SDSU, misses the woods, and will probably sleep with your girlfriend.
Adrian Downing-Espinal is an alcohol and drug counselor by day, and queer activist, well all the time. Adrian is involved with various movements in San Diego and especially interested in bringing visibility and voice to queer women’s issues and youth, and practicing solidarity with others. Adrian is originally from New York but a San Diegan by choice and a “Future Lesbian of America” by destiny.
Tickets available at the door and include access to the entire exhibit. For more ticket information, visit San Diego Art Institute’s website: http://www.sandiego-art.org/upcoming/sswa-mp
So Say We All is a literary nonprofit based in San Diego committed to helping people tell their stories. For more details or to become a sustaining member, visit www.sosayweallonline.com/membership