*The Wandering Moon*

location509 cultural center 509 Ellis Street (nr. Leavenworth)date2, 14, 2014

*The Wandering Moon*
Hunger Moon at Tenderloin National Forest
Moon Two of the Wandering Moon, a Quarterly Series

February 14, 8pm
$5-10 sliding scale

Hosted by Michelle Tea!
Food by Yas Min

Readings by:

*Maryam Farnaz Rostami* is a San Francisco-based contemporary performance artist, director, and writer originally from Texas. Though professionally trained as an architect, her performance work deals with the complexities of the modern condition through the lens of the child of model minorities. Mona G. Hawd, her drag/nightlife persona, uses lipsync, movement, narrative, dance and an exaggerated high femme medium to question ownership of images in our culture. Maryam is a co-founder of the performance experiment Nicole Kidman is Fucking Gorgeous, and her last evening length piece, PERSIAN LOOKING, played at CounterPULSE in the summer of 2012. She has played at ZSpace, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the De Young Museum, The Garage, The Stud, the Dana Street Theater, La Pena Theater, Root Division Gallery and Catherine Clarke Gallery.

VIRGIE TOVAR is a hot fat Latina femme writer and activist. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching “Female Sexuality” at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host “The Virgie Show” (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book, Destination DD: Adventures of a Breast Fetishist with 40DDs. www.virgietovar.com.

BEN MCCOY is a writer and performance artist. Ben has toured the States and parts of CAnada twice, has appeared in several short films, and currently has written for the Ironing Board Collective, a style blog, and City Lights online. Like anyone with an internet connection, Ben has some essays on Huffingtonpost. Ben is currently practicing lucid dreaming in attempt to become Lindsay Lohan’s shaman and personal spiritual advisor.

Filmmaker Molly Axmen