This screening will be preceded by a special event with artists Riz Ali and Yvy DeLuca who will be sharing their personal stories.
Riz Ali (they/them) is a queer, South Asian artist, playwright, writer, poet, and Theatre and Performance Practice graduate. They can be found working at the University of Salford’s New Adelphi Theatre, as well as running around being an associate artist with Touchstones in Rochdale. They’ve had numerous publications in queer zines and more exciting writing coming later this year in Transliteration.
Yvy DeLuca (she/her) is a South Asian trans writer, performer and activist. She is the author of Tainted Beauty – The Memoir of an Authentic Creation, which tells her story of being a trans woman of colour, and her experiences with transitioning in the late 90s and early 00s. Tainted Beauty is an honest and raw account of what her life was like and how she navigated through relationships, family, acceptance and living her truth. Yvy is also known as The BollyWitch, as a drag artist who combines Bollywood culture with being a practicing witch to create a horror style of drag that incorporates her cultural background. As an artist, Yvy has performed live and digitally around the world, and has created her own POC-led cabaret, called A-POC-ALYPSE CABARET, that platforms queer artists of colour.