「Feed me 食·相」by Jennifer Tang Wing Lam

Blog, Events, Hong Kong, News

Jennifer Tang Wing Lam (she/they) debuted publicly at Soho House Hong Kong in Nov 2022 with their first editorial photography series 「Feed me 食·相」.

Drastic Social Showcase – 3 Dec 2022

Bergen, Blog, Events, News

Drastic Social Showcase presents a community party with our friends in Bergen on the 3rd of December. The Bars at the venue are open and Dumplings are served ❤

Tickets are available on Ticket.co

Program

1830 Doors open (ground floor cafe)
1900 Fabrikkhallen open
1905 Intro by Bertha Chan
1910 “Accountability” — Erwin Rapiz Navarro of Skeiv Verden Vest -“Transformative Justice in Community Building”
1955 “Community builder Series” — Yimin Dong of Feminist Storytelling
2040 “Creator Series” — Juan Qin
2120 “Joy” — Merenpelko performance

We are grateful to be amongst supportive community members who are making this happen, and a special thanks to Bergen Kommune for funding a part of this programme.


Venue

Bergen Kjøtt

Bergen Kjøtt is a creative workplace, production house and cultural centre in the neighbourhood of Skuteviken and Sandviken in Bergen.

Dalig Leder Eva Rowson (she/her) of Bergen Kjøtt has supported Drastic Social’s development since day one, provided many opportunities for us to develop our skills and experience in live streaming, and generously lent us their venue for this event.


Media partner

Vers Libre, Bergen Community Radio

Vers Libre is the go-to community radio in Bergen, Norway. DJs, sound artists, and talk show enthusiasts are encouraged to develop their music/programme curation using their facilities for their members at their studio in Møhlenpris. The facility is only a 10 min walk from the city centre through the scenic park Nygardsparken.

Drastic Social will be publishing their podcast series on VersLib.re

Fraser Keddie (he/him) is the founder of Vers Libre. He is our mentor at Drastic Social Production Team, supporting us in honing skills in live stream production and radio recording work.


Photo exhibition

“Feed me 食•相” by Jennifer Tang Wing Lam (she/they)

Hong Kong Photographer Jennifer Tang‘s photo series “Feed me” is a project made with our community of artists and creatives. Recently debuted at Soho House Hong Kong, this experimental portrait series is brought to you in Bergen for one night only. Seize the chance to see these photos exhibited during the day of the Drastic Social event at Bergen Kjøtt ground floor.

Feed me 食•相 is a love letter to my chubby, food obsessed childhood. Sunday dinner at grandma’s was our family’s ritual; whenever she made my favourite dishes, my face would light up at the dinner table.

“The sweetest smile on your face when you eat!” she always said.

The indulger then became the voyager; I still love food but realized cooking and watching others enjoy it was the greater pleasure. The natural next step was to photograph my friends stuffing their faces and making a mess. Capturing this joy and expression on someone’s face is undeniably cathartic to me.”


Speaker — Erwin Rapiz Navarro (he/him), Skeiv Verden Vest

Erwin Rapiz Navarro is originally from the Philippines and works as the manager of Skeiv Verden Vest in Bergen, Norway. Erwin has a background in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Tromsø and has been working closely with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees since 2015.

Erwin will speak with Bertha Chan about “Transformative Justice in Community Building”, mainly so we can learn to spot conflicts, take accountability and reduce harm within our community.

Speaker – Yimin Dong (they/them) of Feminist Storytelling

Feminist Storytelling is a community theatre and storytelling platform based in Bergen, Norway. Their events are curated by different volunteers, artists and storytellers monthly, cooperating with Litteraturhuset i Bergen (House of Literature in Bergen).

Founder Yimin Dong will talk to Drastic Social’s Bertha Chan about their path of building a community where participants feel at ease to share their personal stories in an intimate set up.

Speaker — Juan Qin (she/her)

Juan Qin is a visual communication designer and multimedia artist. With a particular interest in exploring the intersections, connections and cross-disciplinary relations among visual communication design, graphic design, creative coding, programming, interactive design, social media and individuals’ subtle emotional expression. She will be speaking with Bertha Chan during the event about her path to finding her identity through art and creations.


Performance

Merenpelko is a performative musical installation sent to this dimension by Xzyx Cronh to bring emotional music and glimpses into a better, interdimensional world.

“We intend to bring people into a transcendental realm through our sonic spells.”

Merenpelko is Rude Pixie, Ghostcry and MC Lab Rat.

Silly Little Mermaid” was out in Oct 2022 &
Check out their live-streamed rehearsal for the 3rd Dec performance on youtube


Production Team

Ingrid Ormevik (she/her)

Ingrid is the founder of Queer Fashion of Scandinavia (QFoS), an LGBTQIA+ community media highlighting important works by community members. Ingrid is a video production specialist, video editor and drone enthusiast. She is one of the “Feminist Streaming Service” founding members and working with live-streaming equipment since 2020. Some of the organisations she worked with include Borealis Music FestivalSkeiv Verden VestEkko FestivalTrans Pride and Trans Awareness Week.

Ingrid will be streaming the event live on 3 Dec

Producer – Lene Anette Kolltveit (they/them)

Producer – Essia Hids (she/her)

Essia Hidoussi (she/her) is currently working as a producer for Diversity and Inclusion at Bergen Kunsthall. Essia has years of experience as a freelance producer, event manager and volunteer coordinator for several art and culture festivals in Bergen.


Sound design – Bensen (they/them)

Video and photography – Renate Storø (she/her)

Light design – Lauris Greidan (he/him)

Producer and host – Bertha Chan (she/her)

EKKO Electronic and Experimental Music Festival 2022

Bergen, Events

Ekko is an annual festival for electronic and experimental music and sound art. The festival features a tightly curated international and local programme with concerts, DJ sets, commission works, art, talks, screenings and multidisciplinary acts.”

ekko.no/om-oss

EKKO FESTIVAL XIX – 1-6 November, 2022

This year, EKKO Festival is held from 2-6 November in Bergen, Norway, around the city at four venues,

USF Verftet — USF Verftet is a former sardine factory building accommodating five venues for the presentation of music, theatre, films and contemporary art, and several artist studios and offices.

Address: Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen
Image by USF


Østre — Østre is the staple venue for Bergen’s electronic and experimental underground scene. Expect a weekend of an immersive programme with sound and dance across their 3-floor venue in the city’s heart. 

Address: Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen
Image by Østre

Østre Bergen

Slettebakken Church — Slettebakken Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. Apart from a place for religious folks to worship, arts and cultural organisations occasionally hire the venue for art performances. The architecture of the building resembles an ark vertically logged towards the sky, standing out in the small neighbourhood by the side of a lake. 

Address: Vilhelm Bjerknes’ vei 31, 5081 Bergen
Image by Wikipedia Sveter


Banzha – A hip restaurant in the centre of Bergen serving a posh vibe with Yunnan Province Chinese Cuisine. Collaborating with EKKO this year on 3 Nov for a night of Music by Al Skua and Trym Arneson Søvdsnes and Food Tasting.

Address: Neumanns gate 28, 5015 Bergen
Image by banzha.no


EKKO FESTIVAL 2022 PROGRAMME

Autechre, Nov 2nd: Autechre (UK) / USF Verftet

Building Instrument, Nov 3rd: Building Instrument: «Månen, armadillo» / Østre

AJA, Bendik Giske, Hiro Kone, Huerco S, Julie Silset, Nov 4th: EKKO XIX: Bendik Giske, Hiro Kone, Huerco S, AJA, Julie Silset / Østre

DMX Krew, Sedef Adasi, Waq Waq Kingdom, Vanligt Folk, Dj Scotch Egg ++, Nov 5th: EKKO XIX: DMX Krew, Slikback, Sedef Adasi, Waq Waq Kingdom, Vanligt Folk, Kromoplastik +++

Caterina Barbieri, Nov 6th: EKKO XIX: Caterina Barbieri «Spirit Exit» / Slettebakken Kirke

KONSEPT X + ASTERISK FILMKLUBB + DRASTIC SOCIAL presents: Editing Room vol. 3

Bergen, Events

Drastic Social is ecstatic to co-host the third edition of a club night series “Editing room” by Konsept X, an intersectional femme-centric DJ collective in Bergen, Norway, on 1 Oct 2022 alongside with Asterisk — a Bergen-based queer club night platform and older sibling to the just as cheeky ASTERISK FILMKLUBB, international experimental queer film festival.

Konsept X club night series “Editing room” has previously held two events at Landmark Bergen at Bergen Kunsthall, collaborating with various DJs, VJs and artists to establish its niche from the intersection between film, image and music.

Asterisk celebrates our talented local and international queer artists and performers, it is an alternative event production project to create safer spaces for queer and transgender people within institutions and public spaces to showcase interdisciplinary artistic work, such as happenings, performance, sound, and visual art and films and everything in between.

KONSEPT X + ASTERISK FILMKLUBB + DRASTIC SOCIAL presents: Editing Room vol. 3

Konsept X, ASTERISK FILMKLUBB and Drastic Social invite you to the third edition of Editing Room – a series of club nights dedicated to playing with the intersection between film, image and music.

This time we focus on queer experiences and draw inspiration from the short film Herman@s (SiblingX) by H. Alix, selected by ASTERISK FILMKLUBB.

Starting from an introductory talk to film screening and carrying into the night, our queer-centric club space.

Images by Bertha Chan @berthachandotcom and Runa Halleraker @runahalleraker

Schedule of the event:
21:30 The event starts off with DJ Joy welcoming you to Konsept X — Editing Room Vol.3

22:00 Follow with an introductory talk, “Creating our reality through art and community”, led by Bertha Chan (Drastic Social), where the people who have joined forces for this event will introduce themselves and share perspectives on their project and community building.

22:30 We will screen Herman@s (SiblingX) by H. Alix, selected by ASTERISK FILMKLUBB. before transitioning into a night of dancing, flirting, and fun with pipi sauvage, Tora G, Brita°UT, Superslut & fxggxt to the climax.

KONSEPT X + ASTERISK FILMKLUBB + DRASTIC SOCIAL presents: Editing Room vol. 3
Date: 1 OCT 2022
Time: 21:30 till late
Location: Landmark at Bergen Kunsthall
CC: 100 kr


Community Rave 22 MAY

Events, Hong Kong

22 MAY 2021 – 11:30 pm 

Part 3: AfterRave @ Open Air location

We will have an afterparty at a secret location and lineup as below, guests who attended part 2 of the community event can go to the rave for free!

The rest of the guests who want to attend will need to DM us on Drastic Social Instagram for location.

The entrance fee is $50 with a self help mini-bar set up at the location 


11:30-1:15 @Zora428

1:15-3:00 @ak_xy

#!/usr/bin/env
def describe_Ak_xy(): print(”’Dj Ak_xy grew up all around Asia, and this shows in \ the musical influences in his sets. He mostly plays \ melodic techno and deep house, but also enjoys \ playing some psytrance and afrohouse”’) get_ready_to_rave(); describe_Ak_xy(); @dj_ak_xy

3:00-4:45 @aka.nohmann

Thrift from MATES ( LAST PARTY BEFORE SUMMER ) 22 MAY 2021

Events, Hong Kong

Live performances, talks & music, people, community and friends

4-6:30 pm Part 1: Thrift from Mates

Thrift party, community members each brings 5 of their favorite items to trade/ sell with friends they meet at the event

6:30 – 10:30 pm
Part 2: LIVE TALKs and PERFORMANCEs

6:30 pm Talk with Siu Fung


Bertha will be interviewing Siu Fung Law, a genderqueer, genderfluid and gender equality advocate, a public speaker and a professional bodybuilder from Hong Kong providing fitness training for trans men as one of their many ways to uplift their community.

We will have an in-depth conversation about the work they have been doing for years in the safer space.
(interview will be recorded)

7:15 pm
Jodie Chan 陳詠恩 @jodiewyc“Strongest” Single release

Independent Singer Song Writer Jodie’s new single is released this week and she will be performing live with a few songs

“This song is for anyone who’s ever felt out of place in their own skin. It’s my way of saying that there is such joy in self-acceptance and that there is an army of people ready to celebrate you from when you break, to when you make it to the other side.”

7:45 pm
Bertha Chan with Anna – Live “Intro” of Bertha’s Self love podcast live recording, the episodes in which she will have discussions with Anna about many things.

For an hour-ish, B&A will talk about the openness to self discovery – sexuality, kinks, acceptance, joy, pleasure, letting go of stigmas, rough and gentle plays, dynamics and relationships with ourselves and others.

9 pm
Timmy Gunn

Timmy @mightytimmygunn is the lead singer and guitarist of the Hong Kong band Shotgun Politics @shotgunpolitics852 . They are set to release their 5th EP, “The Lion & The Jaguar” later this summer. Shotgun is full of power and high energy pop melodies, but solo Timmy will play a stripped down, intimate set featuring re-workings of the new songs as well as a surprise cover or two!

9:30 pm Free Movements + Bonding Time – prepare our bodies and mind for the AfterRave

10:30 pm event part 2 ends

At the event

Drastic Social x Puurr @ 宀 club

Events, Hong Kong

Drastic Social x Puurr collaborates on an intersectional femme-centric event, curating a special program of art, music and conversation.

Starting at 4pm with “Bodies” Zine + Art share from @SoftDpress followed by group discussions on navigating the creative industry and a panel discussion with Ellie Suh, Una Mangus and Olivia Ho.

Ani Phoebe will be spinning an afternoon set while selling records as part of Bad Times Disco. A record corner with listening station will be set up near the DJ booth, Ani is passionate about encouraging more women, non-binary and diverse individuals to get into record digging.

At 7pm the volume will turn up with a booty-popping 宀 club debut from annnikafizzer followed by raising star from the Otaku Girls, DJ Ditto.

Both DJs are veteran music lovers and party-goers, but only recently started taking control of decks. Puurr’s line up intends to diversify the scene by nurturing emerging DJs.

Drastic Social x Puurr @宀 club

Programme of the day

1600 doors open 

1600-1900 Ani Phoebe showcases her vinyl collection from Bad times Disco

1630-1700 “Bodies” Zine + Art share with @softdpress – Siu Ding exhibits her collection of ‘Bodies’ zines and books and tell us about her #bodylibraryhk with Bertha Chan

1700-1730 Group Discussion – notes and stories for femmes covering the topics and questions:

  1. What do you want to see improved in your workplace/working environment?
  2. What are you good at doing but always afraid to take up space for?
  3. When fighting for your own rights, what past experiences have you learnt from? 

1730-1830 Discussion Panel with Ellie Suh @suhellie.studio, Una Mangus @unawashere and Olivia Ho @liveysnothome, host by Bertha Chan @berthachandotcom

How do we navigate the creative industry in Hong Kong?

Topic 1 — Imposter Syndrome — things we experience as femme creatives in HK, tools to deal with challenges, false invitations, inappropriate questions, how do we protect ourselves, things to be aware of, stand your ground, knowing your worth

Topic 2 — Negotiations — knowing your worth, knowing the industry, how to be well informed, be bold when setting offers

1830-1900 Mingles and Community Building

Playtime!

1900-2030 Annnikafizzer

2030-2200 DJ Ditto

End of event

Our collaborators

Puurr

Puurr is an intersectional femme-centric art and music collective powered by 宀 club. Founded by Laura Zhang and Bertha Chan one night when they met at 宀 club, over a conversation about why there isn’t any dedicated environment for femmes in the electronic music space in Hong Kong, they initiated the idea of Puurr with a collective of their friends and have been collaborating on making events since 2020.

宀 Club

宀 is a music venue in the very heart of Hong Kong focused on bringing people together through carefully selected electronic music acts and cultural activities. The 100-capacity venue will bring a roster of leading international performers while nurturing local and regional talent. 宀 is the Chinese Radical 40 with a different pronunciation according countries. It has no literal meaning but can be likened to a roof or shelter. This is a place where you can express yourself freely. This place is for dancing. This is a place to learn. This is safe space where you will not be harassed, discriminated, criticised or harmed emotionally or physically. This is a place where all Races, Genders and Sexual identities are welcome. To safeguard this vision, there will be a no-photo policy applied inside the club. 宀 has been imagined by a group of music and audiophile enthusiasts who have chosen a Funktion One soundsystem in a room carefully engineered by one of the region’s leading experts in acoustics.

Soft D Press

Independent publication
relaxedly, slowly and softly
spreading the joy of reading and collecting.
made in Hong Kong since 2017.

Siu Ding

Siu Ding is an artist and book designer.
She’s a body Autonomy advocate.

“Showing everybody the body is our instinctive art element and art is everywhere in our everyday life. Nudity is not a statement, but only a choice in life.”

Olivia Ho

Olivia is a creative producer — full time planning digital campaigns and events for fashion and lifestyle brands , part time collaborator doing projects that celebrates her love for food, music art and most importantly, the people 🙂

Una Mangus

a mysterious being, meet her yourself at the event

Ani Pheobe/Bad Times Disco

Bad Times Disco is a new online record store, pop up party, and radio show in Hong Kong made up of two committed diggers, Ani Phoebe (NYC) and Death M.K. (Japan). Together, they dig for the city’s forgotten records – rare Asian grooves, dubby disco, soul, experimental electronic music, 90s techno and more. Their party launch at Potato Head Music Room will regularly feature underrated diggers from across the city and abroad, showcasing talent that focuses on music research, history, and digging culture. Born in New York City, currently Hong Kong based by way of Rio de Janeiro, Ani Phoebe aka Phoebe draws from a multicultural and multilingual background in her sets, especially influenced by the sounds produced during the 80s and 90s and new, underground productions from different local scenes. Leaning towards obscure, oddball and cosmic synth sounds, she plays across a range from downtempo 80s records to underground techno.

annikafizzer

annikafizzer performed her first official set only a few weeks ago at an outdoor rave. She has been a radiant supporter of 宀 since the beginning. She’s always had a love for music but in the past year she’s refined her unique style at house parties and around friends. Now she’s taking control of the club for the very first time with a one-and-a-half hour set of upbeat booty-shaking house beats.

DJ Ditto

DJ Ditto is a HK based Korean DJ who has been playing regularly at 宀 club, 18F and Eaton Radio. She’s Deeply in love with ratchet / hardcore music and anime especially Evangelion but you will be surprised by the extent of her music.

Amplify

Events

Amplify is a series of live music and community gathering events hosted by gongsik @gongsik852 and Drastic Social @drasticsocial
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Amplify is an attempt to manifest one corner of a larger work-in-progress: it is the hard and necessary work to create spaces centering joy, affirmations, and rest as the foundations for resistance. Held at The Aftermath, we hope to support an important Black-owned community space during a challenging and uncertain time.
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Born out of the particular afflictions of our times, Amplify invites you to unwind/let go/heal/start anew together to witness the art defying norms, to practice radical honesty collectively, to process some of the most pressing issues affecting marginalized groups of people in Hong Kong, and to hold space for each other.
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Featuring a Gongsik Chat, an open conversation on art and imagination as activism for community-building, and music performances by R.I.D.D.E.M @riddem_official and Wesley Jamison @rnbwesley
Speakers TBA
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30 April 2021 • 6-10 pm • The Aftermath (Sunny Building, LG, 57-59 Wyndham St, Central)
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SYNESTHESIA

Events, Hong Kong

An amalgamation of senses forming our communities, shapeshifting by the agency of collaboration

Date: 2& 3 April 1900-2300 & 4 april 1730-2130  


Synesthesia – a collaborative event

3 nights only, limited capacity, secret location

A Sensory exploration – MusicVisualsTastesFeelsPlay

The idea to create an intimate event where the audience feels like they can immerse themselves in the environment of the artist’s private space, to learn about the band’s stories, the emotions behind the songs, and the memory of taste infused with the music and mood.

Producer: @drasticsocial – Bertha Chan @berthachandotcom | Jennifer Tang @jtdilettante | Sarah Way @basedsez

Food Design: Sapphire Ketchup

Music curation: Cathy Lay @cathy_lait

Visuals: The Femmes @femmesoftheodd

Media: Likew1se @likewise – Oillie Rodgers @ollierodgers1 | Gemma @gemmmmmmmmmaa

Music

Dakica

Murphy’s Law @Murphys.law852

Riddem @riddem_official

Mr.Koo @mrkoomusic

Reggie the leaf @reggietheleaf & rIXIN @rixin_music

One Track Mind (FB: Holly Mak / Soundcloud @onetrackmind-2 )

Programme

Friday 2rd April (7-11pm)

One track mind

Community Talk with Bertha Chan

Reggie the leaf & riXin

Jam Session

W/ SapphireKetchup “ 2×2 sound bites” 

Saturday 3rd April (7-11pm)

Dakica

Mr Koo

Jam Session

W/ SapphireKetchup “ 2×2 sound bites” 

Sunday 4th April (5:30-9:30pm)

Muphy’s Law

Riddem

Jam Session

W/ SapphireKetchup “ 2×2 sound bites”

Drastic Social x Puurr !02 – “Sex, Gender and Identity”

Events, Hong Kong

Join us this Wednesday for a Drastic Social X Puurr event exploring SEX, GENDER & IDENTITY 🌈⁣ at 8pm!

Program below from 8pm till late⁣⁣⁣- Introduction by Beatrice Wong (Misty Penguin) ⁣
– Panel Intro by Siu Fung Law (LGBTQ+ and gender fluid advocate) ⁣⁣
– Discussion Panel w/ Siu Fung, Vita Starkin, Rose Rage, Natasha Arce and Nyx.⁣⁣
– Natasha Arce – A representation⁣⁣
– Rose Rage – Stand up Comedy⁣⁣

🎶 DJs Momo and Marie-Jo 🎶
⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Address: 4F, 279 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Time: 8pm – Late ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Price : 100$ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
(tickets available on eventbrite & door)

Have you recently attended any pride month events or repost resources to help the LGBT community be normalised and be seen?
Yes? That’s great!
No? May we ask why? Also, you must then come to this one.

Do you have some burning questions you dare not to ask at the events or on internet space simply because you don’t know how to approach the subjects? Or is it because in your circle, you do not know too many people from the LGBT community?

Whatever the reasons are, we are here to help.

We exist to create an inclusive space for all of us to thrive in, therefore, the first step is to learn to talk about diverse subjects.

This coming Wednesday, you can witness the first Drastic Social x Puurr event, as we build things from the ground up.

How? We uplift the people in our community who needs support and attention the most, so we make space for them first.

Who am I referring to? It’s our friends in the LGBTrans community. The bias and prejudice many of them are facing daily is hard to imagine, for some of us cisgender or binary folx. Also, do you know that, when it comes to gender, some trans folx are binary and some non-binary?

Do these things sound very foreign to you? What are these terms I am using?

As we are embracing diversity and inclusivity in 2020, it’s the best time to come and learn about it.

These terms are very simple, they are created to make everyone feel visible so we can learn to live in unity by respecting people’s sex, gender and identity.

Let me introduce you to our guest speakers, performers and volunteers of the night we are honoured to have. Also, the rundown.

8:15 Introduction by Beatrice Wong
8:30 Panel Intro by Siu Fung Law
8:40 Discussion Panel w/ Siu Fung, Vita Starkin, Rose Rage, Natasha Arce and Nic.
9:30 Natasha Arce – Their Story
9:50 Rose Rage – Stand up Comedy
10:30-00:00 Puurr club night DJ
Momo and Marie-Jo

Special thanks to A.for.trans.hk – Volunteer for Cantonese material translation

Now, please have a read of below, to get to know our collective a little 🙂

Beatrice Wong – Introduction

Beatrice Wong identifies as Trans and binary, she will introduce our host, speaker and performer of the night.

Her main hustle now is being DJ Misty Penguin.

“Misty Penguin plays around with the Yin and the Yang in her, her sunny outlook and life attitude pushed her to become ‘Yang’ Misty, playing sensual positive grooves to jack your body. And only when she relapses into ‘Yin’ Misty will she occasionally play an intense set, letting people temporarily escape reality and indulge in the cosmos of electronic beats.
Find her at Mihn, Oma, Eaton of the sorts.”


Siu Fung Law – Co-host

“I am Siufung Law from Hong Kong. I identify as genderfluid and is actively promoting gender inclusion and diversity in Hong Kong and Asia. I lecture publicly on gender and transgender studies in universities, community colleges and high schools. I advocate on gender fluidity in local and international media, in corporate companies and various NGOs. I am currently an Ambassador and Sports Lead of Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 and I was the finalist of 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards. I am also a professional female bodybuilder who has been competing since 2015 and have won several international champions.”

Rose Rage – Guest speaker + performer

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Rose Rage is a transgender comedian, composer and conductor who taught music for 30 years in Hong Kong while presenting as male.  A founding member of People’s Liberation Improv, Hong Kong’s longest-running comedy improv troupe, she has performed with them in Beijing, Seoul, and Manila. A trans-media artist, she also works in painting, sculpture and computer graphics.  She is the author of the article Creativity, Comedy, and Composition. Her CD Multiple Worlds is published by Ablaze Records. 


Natasha Arce – Guest speaker

Natasha is an international librarian that has lived and worked around the globe.

As a non-binary person it is important to Natasha that people not be judged, devalued or dismissed based on their pronouns or presentation.

Ultimately, Natasha feels that society should strive towards gender neutral speech and education to remove gender-related expectations from skills, emotions, and relationships. 


Vita Starkin – Guest speaker

Vita Starkin is non-binary and has been out for 8 years. A musician and creative director, born in London and based in Hong Kong. They are trained in Piano and Organ as a teenager before delving into Cabaret and Rock Music.

Vita is also a creative director, their company “Light of Prometheus” specialises in producing films and other digital content for brands in Asia, Oceania and Europe.


Nyx – Guest speaker

Nyx is a non binary traveller from the UK. They are an active organiser of the polyamory scene, both in the UK and Hong Kong. They founded and co-admin Hong Kong Polyamory Group – a polyamory support group, at the same time co-admin a regional polyamory group in UK.

They are passionate about creating communities and safe spaces for polyam/lgbtqa+ folx, whilst running fun events. They like to experiment with a variety of performance art: hooping, poi spinning and a dash of burlesque.


Allies for Trans HK – Volunteer

Allies for Trans HK🇭🇰🏳⚧👥我地係一班關注跨性別人士嘅香港人🇭🇰 🏳‍⚧希望透過呢個IG令大家增加對跨性別嘅認識💬 👉🏻咩係跨性別?🤔 👉🏻跨性別同其他性小眾有咩唔同?🤔 👉🏻我地要點同跨性別人士相處?🤔 🙆🏻‍♀️等我地一齊認識下啦!🙆🏻‍♂️

Allies for Trans HK – We are a group of Allies from Hong Kong who cares and provide supports for our trans friends. We hope to raise awareness about the trans community with acknowledgment through our IG!

What is the different between T and the rest of the LGB+? How do we learn to communicate through our differences? Let’s find out together!

Event info:

Date: 15 July 2020
Time: 8pm-12am
Location: 宀 (Mihn) Club – 4F, 279 Des Voeux Rd Central, Sheung Wan

Ticketing:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/930186037483844

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/drastic-social-x-puurr-02-sex-gender-identity-tickets-112904602706

Your Host,

Bertha

http://www.DrasticSocial.com