C.V.

HONORS / AWARDS

2020 American Library Association Over the Rainbow longlist
for Transcendent 3: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács, Lethe Press
featuring Heat Death of Western Human Arrogance [audio version]

2018 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award
2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology
for Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, edited by Cat Fitzpatrick & Casey Plett, Topside Press
featuring Heat Death of Western Human Arrogance

2018 Lambda Literary Finalist for Transgender Fiction
for Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács, Lethe Press
featuring About A Woman and A Kid

2017 Lambda Literary Finalist for LGBTQ SF/F/Horror
for Style of Attack Report by METROPOLARITY
co-editor, contributor, layout & design

2016 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award
Awards an artist’s long-term commitment to social change work in Philadelphia.

2014 Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant
Greater Philadelphia project based grant to fund art for social change projects.

PUBLICATIONS

Transitional Times Transitional Body
feature short story collection
2019 Dec 

Venus Saturn Square vol. 0
a smut zine of contradicting conflicting trans & queer desires
editor, contributor, layout & design
2019

METROPOLARITY'S Journal of Speculative Vision & Critical Liberation Technologies: Bad User Agreement
co-editor, contributor, layout & design
2018 Nov

Discipline Welcomes Beauty [audio version]
a bitch's/witch's grimoire 
2018 May

Under Empire
essay for CLOG Magazine Artificial Intelligence issue
2018 

Transcendent 3: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
contributor, Lethe Press
2018 Oct

SEXINESS: Rituals, Revisions, and Reconstructions from Discipline Press
contributor
May 2018

The Colonial Romance of Outer Space
essay for Mask Magazine's Escape issue
2017 Jan

Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
contributor, Lethe Press
2017 Oct

Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers 
contributor, Topside Press
2017 Sept

METROPOLARITY'S Style of Attack Report
co-editor, contributor, layout & design
2016 Sept

SHEDDING Zine
2016 Aug

METROPOLARITY's Journal of Speculative Vision & Critical Liberation Technologies Archive
co-editor, contributor, layout & design collaborator
2013 ~ 2018

ALL THAT'S LEFT zine & audio cassette series
zero, first, second & prototype packets
2012 ~ 2015

INTERVIEWS

Non-Binary World Building with M. Téllez 
conducted by Estraven Lupino-Smith for Shameless Mag
2018 Jan

Viable Ways For Living: Trans Authors on SFF in Meanwhile, Elsewhere
roundtable with Cat Fitzpatrick, Jeanne Thorton, Trish Salah, and Ayşe Devrim for Unbound Worlds SFF magazine 
[lost to the media consolidations of our time]
2017 Nov

An interview with Discipline Press 
conducted in New York City by Tamara Santibañez
2016 Dec

with METROPOLARITY
Interview with METROPOLARITY 
conducted in Philly by JB Brager for Mask Magazine's Material issue
2017 Mar

assassinating infinity: an interview with metropolarity 
conducted in Philly by marcella faustini for SFMOMA's Open Space 
2016 Jul

Metropolarity for New Museum Seminars: (Temporary) Collections of Ideas around SPECULATION 
watch full video - skip to 1:07 for our part
2015 June, New York City

Zine Philosophy: METROPOLARITY for Broken Pencil Magazine
2014 Aug

APPEARANCES / PERFORMANCES

The Floating World Podcast Episode 5: Ghosts of Mars (feat. M Téllez)
2020 Feb, West Phila

Weird Kids Wanted Podcast Episode 11: Speculative Fiction Panel LIVE at Novel Idea
2019 Nov, West Phila

Bodies Assembled: Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives at Haverford College
2019 Dec, Haverford PA
        
Philadelphia Sci-Fi Unconvention featuring Metropolarity at The Insectarium & Butterfly Pavillion
2019 Mar, Northeast Phila

What Color is Blue 
appearance as fictional person in full length film by Carman Spoto
2018, West Phila

Soothsaying with Metropolarity 
one-off television program produced by PhillyCAM
2017 Jul, Center City Phila

MOOGFEST
workshops & reading events alongside Black Quantum Futurism collective as part of the fest's ‘Future Thought’ programming
2018 May, Durham NC

TOMORROW NEVER HAPPENS opening reception at Samek Gallery, Bucknell University
2016 Aug, Lewisburg PA

ICA Philly Free For All w/ Black Quantum Futurism
2016 Sept, University City Phila

Soft Targets: Vulnerability and Violence in the New Post-Apocalypse
writing workshop and reading double feature in collaboration with Apiary Magazine
2016 Mar, Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Location

YOU HAVE 4 MESSAGES
Recess Critical Writing Program written in parallel with Sondra Perry: My Twilight Zone Thing
2015 Dec, New York City

Metropolarity LIVE at the Kelly Writers House WXPN 88.5FM
2015 Sept, University City Phila 

NOWTOPIA at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University
2015 Aug, University City Phila

2015 Trans Literary Salon
featured reader
2015 June, PA Convention Center   

Metropolarity at Swarthmore’s Queer & Trans Conference
2015 Mar, Swarthmore PA

Featured Guest at RIPExpo: Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo 
2015 Mar, Providence Public Library, RI

4th AUX Curatorial Fellow Anthony Romero and METROPOLARITY present ERASURE at Vox Populi Gallery
2015 Jan, Center City Phila

CANARIES group show at Cleopatra’s w/Maggie Eighteen [former pen name]
2014 Dec, New York City

CHROME CITY
co-host & performer for alt retro futurism QTBIPOC centered cabaret series
2014 ~ 2015, Center City Phila

SPACE_DOME :: A NIGHT OF COSMIC ART at 40th Street AIR Space
2013 Aug, West Phila

LASER LIFE Queer Sci-Fi Reading Series 
regular reader at quarterly/intermittent series
2012 ~ 2019, West Phila, Center City Phila

COLLABORATIONS, WORKSHOPS, GUEST LECTURES, GATHERINGS

Bodies Assembled: Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives
guest lecturer, workshop facilitator, performer over fall semester.
Fall 2019, Haverford PA 

Desire Practice 
recurring workshop series in support of VENUS SATURN SQUARE smut project
2019 ~ present

Against Empire guest lecture w/Alex Smith for 'Design for this Century' 
graduate lecture course with Edward Keller at The New School Parsons
Fall 2017, New York City

Transcribez Trans & Gender Nonconforming Youth Writing Workshop Series
guest workshop facilitator for Transcribez writing group at Kelly Writer's House
2016 Dec, University City Phila

Apiary x METROPOLARITY Soft Targets Launch Party
featured reader, guest fiction editor for Apiary Magazine issue 8
2016 Jul, Old City Phila

Center for Peace and Global Citizenship's annual internship retreat
sci-fi memoir writing workshop w/Alex Smith
2016 Apr, Haverford PA

Rutgers New Brunswick LitFest
centering marginalized voices through zine making workshop w/Alex Smith
2015 Oct, New Brunswick NJ

Liberation Technologies Track at 2014 Allied Media Conference
co-coordinator for programming track
2014 Jan ~ Jun, Detroit MI  

DESIGN

SLOGANS FOR CYBORGS
screenprinted cotton patches, pins, and stickers with the following slogans:
     'A CACKLING BITCH'
     'TRANSITIONAL TIMES TRANSITIONAL BODY'
     'VAGINA MAYBE SHE'S BORN WITH IT MAYBE IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS'
     'MY OTHER BODY IS IN THE SHOP'
     'NOT EVERYBODY IS GOOD AT THEIR BODY'
2012 ~ present

MEAN SCARY FEMME APPRECIATION CLUB
screenprinted cotton tote and stickers with above slogan

DESIRE HOPE DESPAIR
screenprinted tee and sticker series with slogan that evolved into DIY press & accessories distro
2016 ~ present
 
RIDE WITH US AGAINST EMPIRE
critical media poster for Metropolarity, avilable for free download with screenprinted versions available free for educators at all events