LOVE YOUR BODY: New year, same old beautiful you

Kim: Our love and our relationship is part of our advocacy. There isn't a lot of diverse representation of black queer couples loving each other and celebrating each others' bodies and beauty. We want to give an example to our communities. For many people involved with trans people, it's a hidden thing, and we want to challenge that narrative. There's nothing secret about the way we love each other: we love each other out loud.

Tiq: As people not tethered to an organization, we're constantly involved in our work. So we considered doing this shoot as part of our work because we want to be possibility models for other people.

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Latina Magazine: Creating New Representations of Love

Why is this mini-series so important, and revolutionary, for you, and for black youth, including Afro-Latinxs?

Kim: I grew up with diverse examples of love. My grandmother is Venezuelan, and my grandfather is Indian. When I moved from Trinidad to Canada, I was struck by how white the media representations were. The same is true here in the U.S. And, as Dominican-American author Junot Diaz said, the way to make human beings feel like monsters is to deny them any representation of themselves. If we don’t see ourselves, we begin to feel like we don’t belong, like the love we imagine for ourselves doesn’t exist. We wanted to be that model, and show that there are loving relationships. - via Latina Magazine

Sista Ink Magazine: SATE Interview

Our feature SATE is in good company with a history of powerful and eclectic artists who are 'formerly known as'. Reinvention takes guts, something she has in abundance. It seems so fitting that this come with her new release. I remember the first time I saw her on stage as part of Manifesto, Canada's largest hip-hop festival.

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Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography

Join artist, activist, writer, facilitator and educator Kim Crosby Milan for an in-gallery tour of Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography. The exhibition explores queer identity and the play of gender and showcases works by such Canadian and international figures as varied as Raphael Bendahan, Brassaï, Claude Cahun, Colin Campbell, Chris Curreri, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst, Nan Goldin, Nina Levitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mark Morrisroe, Will Munro, Alice O’Malley, Catherine Opie, Ho Tam and Weegee, among others. 

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