In honor of Pride Month, Dear Mom is an hour and a half, tender and vulnerable experience exploring bi+/queer families of origin.
Good Trouble Makers in partnership with the City of West Hollywood
Direction and Choreography: Kai Hazelwood in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Kristy Kennedy & Yvette Flores
Cinematography: Andrea Gonzalez Mereles
Editing and Music: Alexander Millar
Tuesday, June 14th 8:00pm -10:00pm
Skybar at Mondrian
8440 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Through film, discussion, and a guided letter writing experience we’ll explore the pain, healing, and joy possible at our roots. If you experience multi-gender attraction this event was made for you! If you are family, be it chosen or family of origin, of a person who is bi+\queer and you want to understand them better, welcome! If you want to join Good Trouble Makers in this multifaceted experience, see you there!
The world premiere of Dear Mom a visceral and touching movement film inspired by the sometimes painful love of a parent not understanding their queer child. Funded by The City of West Hollywood.
A discussion about healing family wounds between parents and their queer children. Do you have a family member you wish could embrace your queer identity, or do you have a queer family member and you want some inspiration on how to help them feel like they belong? Don’t miss this discussion!
A personal and private guided letter writing experience where you will get to say all the things you’ve never said to a family member who harmed your developing sense of queer identity. You have the option to send the letter to the person you’re writing to if your current relationship allows and they are living. But if not, there is so much power and healing possible in purging painful stories from ourselves by writing them down. Maybe you want to share it with a friend or therapist, we heal better when we do it together.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Dear Mom the film has no dialogue Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific access needs.
The film contains images of drowning and covers material that could be triggering to those with family abuse trauma and or trauma related to filicide. While potentially emotionally intense, over the course of the event we'll share how trauma can sometimes be healed, and guide participants through a trauma sensitive letter writing practice. Care has gone into making sure that Dear Mom is well modulated and thoughtful, and we encourage all participants to care for themselves with compassionate attention throughout the event and afterwards.
*bi+/queer refers to all people who experience multi-gender attraction The definition of bi+/queer is trans inclusive: Attraction to more than one gender, not attraction to men and women as is commonly believed.
*We use the terms BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), queer, and bi+ in our community, and recognize they are not problem free or universal. We respect and welcome whatever language feels best to describe your own identity.
*We define Bi+ as anyone who experiences multi-gender attraction. Our definition is not limited by particular gender expression, or a binary idea of gender.