Queer Choir director and fellow fierce fat femme Jacqueline Boyd recently sat down with Joe Varisco of JRV MAJESTY Productions and Chicago IRL magazine to discuss Boyd’s work with Chances Dances grant funding board and Chicago’s queer community at large, among other things.
“If we want [community] to change and if we ourselves want to be made better by actually being inclusive and change our queer community within this really, really racist city, we have to move,” said Boyd. “We have to be willing to take the train some place we haven’t taken the train before. We have to do some research and know what’s going on and know the players that are outside our community.”
She also discusses her work as an organizer, the challenges of working in a segregated city, the power behind the use of “call-out culture” and the intentionality it takes to create a more inclusive, beneficial, healthy, safe and loving space for everyone.
Crossposted to Stuff Queer People Need To Know.
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