Pride Speaks November: Queer Artistry, COVID as a Catayst – Meet the Panel

Oct 28, 2021 | Seattle Pride

Pride Speaks is a monthly speaking series focused on the various topics that impact our LGBTQIA+ community. Each session, Seattle Out & Proud Foundation invites experts to share their knowledge, reframe issues, and inspire action. After the panel discussion or talk, there's time for audience Q&A.

This month we focus on LGBTQIA+ artistry, highlighting those who work in performance arts and visual arts. We'll talk about things like:
- What inspires you to create? Does your gender or sexual identity and expression impact your art?
- During the COVID pandemic, what creative means did you discover to continue building community in your arts scene?
- How has your art changed as more folks become vaccinated and start meeting in person?
... and more!

Date: Wednesday, November 17th
Time: 7PM - 8:30PM PDT
Cost: FREE
Register HERE

CarLarans (he/they)
CarLarans is a singer-songwriter, community activist, and musician born in southern Indiana, now based in Seattle, Washington. They have been a musician and performer for over 20 years and my performances incorporate aspects of vogue dance, runway, and high fashion.
They are hoping to inspire joy in the form or musical performance in a time where joy can be hard to find!

Hera Anderson (she/her)
Hera Anderson is an award winning independent film producer and actor. She’s been working in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years. She’s produced short and feature films such as Violet Tendencies, Bloody Weekend, The Mirror, The Road Killer and many others. She’s now developing her new film projects.

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty (they/them)
Mx. Pucks A'Plenty is the Director of Junk in da Trunk, the Michelle Obama of Burlesque, and Seattle's Own Mxtress of Thiccness! This roguish radical is always ready to ride whether it be behind the scenes or on stage. Pucks is also the founder and co-producer behind What the Funk?! An All POC Burlesque Festival and is the co-producer behind Identities and Expressions: A Virtual Trans & Nonbinary Performing Arts Festival.

Stephanie Nam (she/her)
Stephanie is a standup comedian, show producer, calligrapher, and stationery designer. She makes details for dream weddings by day and tells jokes by night. She produces several different shows (Men Aren't Funny, Just a Phase, Written in the Stars) that highlight underrepresented voices in comedy and sell out every time.

Katherine Tole
Katherine Tole is a professional voice actor, Twitch streamer, and self-described fun-loving weirdo who spent her time alone in a small closet studio even before the pandemic. The biggest difference after COVID hit was that she had to focus further on building her online community on Twitch when she didn't have the ability to spend time with her in-person community in Seattle. COVID has been rough emotionally, and it was difficult to find the energy to create.