On May 11, 2022, I presented my inaugural performance of Nurse Angélique, a drag-burlesque work about Blackness in Canadian Nursing. I timed my performance for National Nursing Week, that is celebrated in May to honour a white old nurse (you know who I mean, and ‘Aunt Flo, you gotta go!’). I continue to perform this work; feel free to connect with me if you’d like to know more about it.
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- Guided by an ethics of incommensurability— settler futurity is relinquished for a decolonization elsewhere.
- ‘Vancouver’ is in need of some healing.
- Healing is not possible without challenging the structures– like capitalism–that create and normalize inequity in our society.
- Healing encompasses fun, joy, rest and pleasure.
The QueerAgenda YVR is an ethical intervention to create possibility for a socially just ‘Vancouver’. It is informed from my lived experience as a brown queer cis-settler nurse working in the DTES and my degree in gender, race, sexuality and social justice.