Remembering the 1981 bathhouse raids | Queer History
In 1981, more than 200 Toronto Police officers raided 4 bath houses and arrested 306 men. This video uses archival footage and interviews of the largest mass arrest in the city's history. The harassment galvanized the LGBT2QS* community, and lead to protests in the streets alongside other marginalized communities and allies.
Queer Artists in a Pandemic: Dainty Smith
Pantayo is a Toronto-based queer, Filipinx band. They released their first album amid the global covid pandemic and even shot a music video on Zoom. The band, which fuses traditional, kulingtan percussive instruments from the Southern Philippines with electronic music and vocal, has have been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.
Queer Artists in a Pandemic: Pantayo
In the third episode of our video series, Queer Artists in a Pandemic, Smith discusses how she had to cancel the final installment of her Afro-futurism burlesque trilogy when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lockdown. Smith shares her experience creating art as a Black, queer, bisexual woman amid a global pandemic and a racial reckoning.
Queer Artists in a Pandemic: Lee D'Angelo
This video looks at how the Toronto-based tattoo artist adapted their artwork and eco-friendly tattoo supply company amid a pandemic.
Prepare For Impact: Boxing helps women see their own strength
This is a video I shot and edited for CBC's Out in the Open to accompany a radio segment.