Precious Davis will be discussing Transgender History, Drag, & Transformation of Self exploring the intersectionality and resilience of her past for which deconstructs the systematic oppression of being from the ghetto, being adopted, and growing up Pentecostal. Currently a young transgender artist/performer/educator from Chicago IL, Precious uses a diversity of means to tell the story of a young transgender woman who searched long and hard to identity with her body, soul and how multiple experiences created pivotal sustainable moments that ultimately would create a path of transition. Through the appreciation of Transgender history, and the retelling of such narratives, Precious locates herself in that history and juxtaposes the modern experience of being a Transgender woman of color. Through complex relationships, identity, and vulnerability Davis invites desire, judgment, and ultimately invites one to examine the power of one’s agency.
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