‘Women and the Word’ Celebrates Queer Poets of Color

This new film follows five queer women of color on a nationwide poetry tour. Coming soon!

By Von Diaz Nov 13, 2013

Films that celebrate queer women of color are rare, and the upcoming "Women and the Word: THE REVIVAL Documentary Film" promises to be a heartwarming  thought-provoking look at five poets on an international tour. After a 55-day campaign on Kickstarter the project has been successfully funded, with post-production led by Sekiya Dorsett and Andrea Boston. Artists featured include T’ai Freedom FordBe SteadwellJonquille "Solsis" Rice, and Elizah Turner who explore gender, sexuality, and the unique barriers faced by queer women of color using music, poetry, and performance. More on the film: 

Women and the Word chronicles the creation of an international salon-styled tour led and supported by women. It tells the story of how Jade Foster recruited a group of five dynamic poets and musicians to become stewards of a movement that builds community among queer women of color, upholds literary arts excellence, and occupies living rooms across the country.

Check out the trailer, and stay tuned for upcoming screenings.