TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.
Rose-Colored Glasses is the theme of the 70th TELL, on Saturday, February 20, 2021, 6 to 7:30 PM (EST). This month’s line-up of storytellers has been curated by Mariel Reyes. Featuring: Yunique, Patric Pardo, Dirty Lola, and Mariel Reyes.
The event will take place on Zoom.
This is a free event, but you must register on Eventbrite in advance of the event in order to receive the Zoom meeting link on the day of the event.
Suggested donation $10 to benefit the storytellers and the Bureau.
But all are welcome to join, with or without a donation.
You can make a donation when you register on Eventbrite.
Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. Check her out online! www.draecampbell.com.
Mariel Reyes is an Queer Afrolatinx performance artist & producer, with works based out of some of your favorite experimental theater spaces in NYC (Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange) She has also appeared on screen in the film “Appropriate Behaviour” which premiered at Sundance in 2014 and the award winning web series “The Feels” currently in its third season.
Yunique is an artist and food enthusiast. They show up for the in between the unsaid the unknown and the nuance.
Patric Prado is an epidemiologist working on COVID and HIV, primarily focusing on health disparities here in San Francisco and in the Global South. He is currently working as a data scientist working with COVID mass testing for Latinx Populations, who as we all know have been disproportionately impacted. Working with data, data systems, and dashboards all day; it’s hard to sometimes see the light at the end of the tunnel. Replicating the same lessons on who gets hit the hardest, why they get hit the hardest, and how – seems like public health never goes far enough to solve these structural issues. But if we are doomed to repeat our histories of inequality, oppression, and impacts of racism – What does this mean for our collective and individual resilience?
Dirty Lola is a sex edutainer, speaker, and self-proclaimed dildo slinger. Known for her live sex ed Q&A show Sex Ed A Go-Go and as co-host of New York Magazine’s The Cut’s “Sex Probz” web series, Lola has spent almost a decade working to end stigma and shame surrounding sex and sexuality. Having started her journey sharing personal discoveries with polyamory and kink online, Lola now uses her knowledge, warm candor, and public platforms to teach the masses in-person and to rapt Internet audiences.
In addition to her educational projects, Lola is also the creative director of Spectrum Journal an online magazine offshoot of the female-owned online sex shop, Spectrum Boutique based in Detroit, and has brought her unique brand of sex-positive sex education to brands such as B-Vibe, Spencers Gifts, and Math Magazine.
Fetlife: Dirty Lola