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TOMORROW 9/6, 5:30-8pm! Register via link in bio.

@visibility.drawing and @california_humanities are offering a free drawing event to celebrate Oakland Pride, First Friday, and the current exhibit at Calfornia Humanities, which features queer comics artists. @transartmodel will be facilitating.

This Sketch & Snack session is a creative opportunity to view and engage with the exhibit, We Are More: Stories by Queer Comics Artists. Ajuan Mance, a featured artist in the exhibit, will be in attendance to answer questions while sketching along. Manny (he/she/they) and Luna (they) will be the featured models, appearing in costume.

Sketching skills or experience not required. Connect with the exhibit, get inspired, sketch, snack, and converse with Ajuan. Enter into a raffle for chances to win one of three prize packs from Flax Art and Design. 
Basic sketching supplies will be provided. 
We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four queer-identified comic artists. Forthcoming film NO STRAIGHT LINES, supported by a California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today.

California Humanities @ Swan’s Market
538 9th Street, Suite 210
Oakland, California

With questions, contact John Nguyen-Yap, jnguyenyap@calhum.org or 415-391-1474 x301.

This event is free and open to the public. California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact info@calhum.org well in advance of your visit.

Drawing: Excerpt from La Matriarca by Breena Nuñez.

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NEXT FRIDAY, 5:30-8pm! @visibility.drawing and @california_humanities are offering a free drawing event to celebrate Oakland Pride, First Friday, and the current exhibit at Calfornia Humanities, which features queer comics artists.

This Sketch & Snack session is a creative opportunity to view and engage with the exhibit, We Are More: Stories by Queer Comics Artists. Ajuan Mance, a featured artist in the exhibit, will be in attendance to answer questions while sketching along. Manny (he/she/they) and Luna (they) will be the featured models, appearing in costume.

Sketching skills or experience not required. Connect with the exhibit, get inspired, sketch, snack, and converse with Ajuan. Enter into a raffle for chances to win one of three prize packs from Flax Art and Design. 
Basic sketching supplies will be provided. 
We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four queer-identified comic artists. Forthcoming film NO STRAIGHT LINES, supported by a California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today.

Friday, September 6, 2019
5:30–8 pm

California Humanities @ Swan’s Market
538 9th Street, Suite 210
Oakland, California

With questions, contact John Nguyen-Yap, jnguyenyap@calhum.org or 415-391-1474 x301.

This event is free and open to the public. California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact info@calhum.org well in advance of your visit.

Drawing: Excerpt from La Matriarca by Breena Nuñez.

#oaklandartist #queerartist #oaklandpride #firstfriday #nonbinarymodel #nonbinary #comedraw #pride #bayareaarts #bayareaevents #lgbtq #livedrawing #livemodel #pride #free2 months agoDownload
NEXT FRIDAY, 5:30-8pm! @visibility.drawing and @california_humanities are offering a free drawing event to celebrate Oakland Pride, First Friday, and the current exhibit at Calfornia Humanities, which features queer comics artists.

This Sketch & Snack session is a creative opportunity to view and engage with the exhibit, We Are More: Stories by Queer Comics Artists. Ajuan Mance, a featured artist in the exhibit, will be in attendance to answer questions while sketching along. Manny (he/she/they) and Luna (they) will be the featured models, appearing in costume.

Sketching skills or experience not required. Connect with the exhibit, get inspired, sketch, snack, and converse with Ajuan. Enter into a raffle for chances to win one of three prize packs from Flax Art and Design. 
Basic sketching supplies will be provided. 
We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four queer-identified comic artists. Forthcoming film NO STRAIGHT LINES, supported by a California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today.

Friday, September 6, 2019
5:30–8 pm

California Humanities @ Swan’s Market
538 9th Street, Suite 210
Oakland, California

With questions, contact John Nguyen-Yap, jnguyenyap@calhum.org or 415-391-1474 x301.

This event is free and open to the public. California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact info@calhum.org well in advance of your visit.

Drawing: Excerpt from La Matriarca by Breena Nuñez.

#oaklandartist #queerartist #oaklandpride #firstfriday #nonbinarymodel #nonbinary #comedraw #pride #bayareaarts #bayareaevents #lgbtq #livedrawing #livemodel #pride #free2 months agoDownload
NEXT FRIDAY, 5:30-8pm! @visibility.drawing and @california_humanities are offering a free drawing event to celebrate Oakland Pride, First Friday, and the current exhibit at Calfornia Humanities, which features queer comics artists.

This Sketch & Snack session is a creative opportunity to view and engage with the exhibit, We Are More: Stories by Queer Comics Artists. Ajuan Mance, a featured artist in the exhibit, will be in attendance to answer questions while sketching along. Manny (he/she/they) and Luna (they) will be the featured models, appearing in costume.

Sketching skills or experience not required. Connect with the exhibit, get inspired, sketch, snack, and converse with Ajuan. Enter into a raffle for chances to win one of three prize packs from Flax Art and Design. 
Basic sketching supplies will be provided. 
We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four queer-identified comic artists. Forthcoming film NO STRAIGHT LINES, supported by a California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today.

Friday, September 6, 2019
5:30–8 pm

California Humanities @ Swan’s Market
538 9th Street, Suite 210
Oakland, California

With questions, contact John Nguyen-Yap, jnguyenyap@calhum.org or 415-391-1474 x301.

This event is free and open to the public. California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact info@calhum.org well in advance of your visit.

Drawing: Excerpt from La Matriarca by Breena Nuñez.

#oaklandartist #queerartist #oaklandpride #firstfriday #nonbinarymodel #nonbinary #comedraw #pride #bayareaarts #bayareaevents #lgbtq #livedrawing #livemodel #pride #free2 months agoDownload
“For me pride is the manifestation of the nagging and pestering feeling held deep that I was different. It means community and advocacy. It means feeling grounded in how I feel instead of what I think I should feel like. Pride is the acceptance of how complex you are, not dimming your light or conforming to fit.” •
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M is an artist, dancer and stylist. They work in the nonprofit sector in the east bay. In everything they do they seek balance. Follow them/her @doman1flu •
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Trans Pride Drawing Marathon is happening TOMORROW @fortmasoncenter!!! please come draw with us! Buy tickets/more info: bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:)) #transpridedrawingmarathon #nonbinarymodel #blackmodel #nativemodel #sicilianmodel #nonbinarypride #artistandmodel #dancer #stylist #bayareamodels #nonbinary #representationmatters #visibilitymatters #visibilitydrawing4 months agoDownload
“Pride is about acknowledging our history, standing together, and being true to ourselves. It's about uplifting each other and celebrating our identities which have been so attacked for so long. It's about cherishing chosen family and knowing that we are not alone.
What I love about modeling is that it lets me express my genderfluidity. I feel celebrated and valued for any gender expression I chose each time I model. It's so meaningful for me to represent queer Punjabi folx and be part of the movement towards visibility, inspiring other brown queer folx to chase their dreams and live life to the fullest extent, even when we don't see ourselves represented.” •
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Tajinder (she/her/they/them) has modeled for multiple emerging photographers in Phoenix, where they’re from, with the mission of capturing gender non-conformance. They have also modeled fashion and currently model as a brand ambassador for a jewelry company. Follow them @sapphicvibez

Trans Pride Drawing Marathon is happening TOMORROW @fortmasoncenter!!! But tickets/more info: bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:))
#transpridedrawingmarathon #visibility #visibilitymatters #fashionmodel #nonbinarymodel #pocmodel #genderfluid #genderfluidmodel #genderfluidity #queermodel #punjabimodel #representationmatters #bayareamodels #visibilitydrawing4 months agoDownload
”Pride means for me a community that we've made to support one another within a society that can be ignorant or hostile. I started my transition twice without knowing personally another trans person, and I lacked guidance and role models as I reckoned with who I am. Meeting another openly trans person was a revelation that helped me get past a lot of negativity about myself, and I'm so thankful for the community we celebrate when we speak of Pride.

Modeling has provided a space for me to learn to love my own body, to discover my natural athleticism, and to find independence in my own life that helped me escape homelessness. I had dreamed of modeling from my teens. When I finally found the confidence after transition to go for it, I discovered a synergy between my body and self-perception that has helped guide me through some setbacks and many joys.” •
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Álida Pepper (she/her) is a published model and writer and one of the founders of @visibility.drawing. She is passionate about creating community and space for trans and nonbinary people in the Arts. Follow her @transartmodel. Phot credit @gracegabbana 
Buy tickets for Trans Pride Drawing Marathon! bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:))
#transpridedrawingmarathon #transisbeautiful #thisiswhattranslookslike #transmodel #transartmodel #transwoman #transpide #girlslikeus #lgbtq #mytransbody #bayareamodel #sfmodel #femalemodel #bayareamodelsguild4 months agoDownload
“To me, pride is about building resiliency & compassion within the queer & trans community, best celebrated through helping each other thrive through as much direct support as possible. It’s a reminder to treat your fellow queer humans with love & tenderness, and to encourage us all to keep trying to make the emotional or physical or social progress we need to in order to all exist as safely & happily as possible. Rainbows are pretty, but I try to remember what’s important.

As a very shy, anxious person, modeling allows me to feel empowered & in control of my body in a challenging, yet expressive way. I also appreciate the learning opportunity to experience figure drawing as a model, when I’ve only approached it as an artist in the past. I’ve built so much of my art skills in figure drawing sessions, & I want to explore more.” •

KIM is an artist & art teacher from East Bay, learning how to tattoo & trying to live as a decent human being among so many others in this world. Their IG is @cloudofghosts if you’d like to see their work or say hello. 🖤

Buy tickets for Trans Pride Drawing Marathon! bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:))
#transpridedrawingmarathon #transpride #nonbinarymodel #nonbinaryartist #nonbinarypride #bayareamodels #prideevents #pridemonth2019 #theythem #queerarts #nonbinaryvisibility #visibilitymatters #visibilitydrawing4 months agoDownload
“Pride feels very divided to me due to corporate and neoliberal corruption of queer identity. Stonewall was a bar brawl due to police violence against our community. NYC plans on erecting statues commemorating Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera even though the same city's institutions let Layleen Xtravagazna die in Rikers solitary. In the same timespace Safeway's selling rainbow cakes, Target's selling "Love is Love" t-shirts on its racks--but how is this surface celebration really lifting up those of us who are most vulnerable? I'm really deeply grateful for spaces like Visibility Drawing, where artists can directly contribute to trans and genderqueer models (many of us are artists ourselves) and appreciate our most bodies as we self-actualize.

I love modeling as an out non-binary transgender person because, for so many years, I was advertised as a "woman," and it was so painful to hear talk about my body and see the ways my body was drawn under this assumption. I like to challenge artists about the binary categories they have for figures, how their drawing is directly impacted by the genders they project onto figures (for example, how artists will use certain color zones on "womens'" faces as compared to "mens'" faces). I also love modelling since, as an artist, I feel my drawing improves. I know where the weight in a body settles, where the lines can be heavier or lighter, what forms light can take.” •

Jack is a poet and artist who lives in the East East Bay. They are a dog-parent, novice piano player, and all-around cooking show binger. 
Buy tickets for Trans Pride Drawing Marathon! bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:))
#transpridedrawingmarathon #transpride #nonbinarymodel #bayareamodels #prideevents #drawingmarathon #figuredrawing #figuremodel #transvisibility #visibilitymatters #visibilitydrawing #nonbinarypride #theythem4 months agoDownload
“I don't have Pride this year - at least not in a pithy way. Fuck Thomas Aquinas. I have depression and Wrath. Wrath that my rights are being stripped away by a government that thinks I'm a man. Wrath that 70 years after Nazis burned the library of Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft and the Americans bombed the Staatlichen Frauenklink in Dresden, American Nazis try to tell me that transgender identity is "new." Wrath that trans women of color are being murdered across the country and the world and it only recently became illegal to blame her murder on the temporary insanity you experienced when you learned she was trans. Wrath that my friends keep dying. Happy Wrath.” •
Persephone (she/her) is a trans activist, a fetish model, a programmer, and a blacksmith. She also makes custom sex toys out of silicone, leather, and steel, and really wants to hug a snow leopard. She's a giant weirdo, is what we're saying.
Follow her @petrichorandsmoke •

Buy tickets for Trans Pride Drawing Marathon! bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:))
#transmodel #transpridedrawingmarathon #transisbeautiful #bayareamodels #prideevents #transwoman #drawingmarathon #figuredrawing #wrath #figuremodel #fetishmodel #ropemodel #ropemodeling #visibilitymatters4 months agoDownload
“Pride means being proud of the survival of generations of trans people before me. I am proud to be trans, proud to keep fighting and proud to honor the euphoria that can come from living your truth. 
I love modeling because I have worked hard to love my body. I am a trans guy who loves his chest and funky genitalia, but the world says that is not OK. In this space, I am free to love myself and show the world how beautiful trans bodies are!” Wes is an artist, community-builder and roller derby superstar. He loves working with his hands, cuddling with kitties and working to dismantle trans-exclusionary policies in sports.
Follow him @whaackart

#transpridedrawingmarathon #transpride #transmasculine #transmasc #transmodel #transguy #bayareaarts #transartist #prideevents #figuremodels #figuremodeling #bayareamodels #transisbeautiful #visibilitydrawing4 months agoDownload
“"Pride" is the remembrance of the transwomxn and queer folk of color that paved the way for generations to come after them. Pride is not only a notion for celebration and praise, but rebellion and social reform. 
I love the artistic collaborations and community built in the modeling industry. The vulnerability that comes with being a "subject" has granted me an outlet to find different ways to express myself and gender identity and piece it together with the creative team's vision.” •
Mo (they/them) is a freelance model and full-time film and marketing student. They enjoy film photography, multi-media art, and collaborating with fellow LGBTQ+ artists. Follow them @mo.batt •

Buy tickets for Trans Pride Drawing Marathon! bit.ly/drawtrans (link in bio ☝️:)) #nonbinarymodel #transpridedrawingmarathon #transpride #nonbinarypride #drawingmarathon #figuremodel #figuremodels #transmodels #nonbinarymodels #bayareamodels #prideevents #bayareaarts #pocmodel #visibilitydrawing #visibilitymatters4 months agoDownload
This Sunday!!! The time is fast approaching for the Trans Pride Figure Drawing Marathon at @fortmasoncenter, 10 am - 5 pm, 6/23. Multiple models posing on different stages in 3 different rooms. We will have ropes! We will have props/costumes! We will have cookies with tiny little rainbows on them bc how cute is that! Get your tickets now! Link in bio ☝️(bit.ly/drawtrans)

We especially want to encourage trans and non-binary artists to attend- if this describes you but cost is a barrier, please email us at visibilitydrawing@gmail.com. DM or email us with access needs, we will do our best to accommodate 
Happy Pride y’all! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💖 #transpridedrawingmarathon #visibilitydrawing #transpride #drawingmarathon #nonbinarypride #figuredrawing #figuremodels #bayareamodels #transmodels #nonbinarymodels #bayareaevents #gayarea #queerarts #prideevents #sfpride4 months agoDownload
Drawing of fabulous costume model Saffron @saltsyrup by artist Benjamin Ahn @ioryuzo from the #tdovdrawingmarathon at @fortmasoncenter 3/31/2019

Getting excited for our upcoming #pride event on Sunday June 23rd! Tickets and more info link in bio ☝️ #tdov #costumemodel #figuremodel #theythem #nonbinarymodel #transpride #costume #cosplay #cosplaymodel #selfmade #selftaught #shemadeitherself4 months agoDownload