i am Naija through and through. Naija born. i am queer or same-gender-loving. i am an artist, filmmaker, performer and organizer. i am gender non-conforming.
i am free and the light!

feel free to ask me a question or submit some inspiring materials (naijaboi.tumblr.com/submit)

peace seyi!


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Jul 18, 2014
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foodandtelly:

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

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Jul 18, 2014
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It is time all social justice movements rallied around the lives of Black Trans Women. »

OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD!
OUR LIVES MATTER!
JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
OUR FIGHT IS FOR LIBERATION!

credit :https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trans-Women-of-Color-Collective-of-Greater-New-York/260157457481326?fref=nf

The lives of our young people are are at stake. Goddess Queen Sister Mia Henderson was found murdered in the 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue in Northwest Baltimore around 8:00am on Wednesday, July 15, 2014. She was only 26 years old. She is the 5th trans woman of color murdered in 41 days. It is important to note that these murders are taking place during the same time our nation celebrates the 45 Anniversary of Stonewall Rebellion. How can we fight for equality when we are fighting for our lives everyday!

 

It is time all social justice movements rallied around the lives of Black Trans Women.

That is the work.

The time is now.

Our lives matter!

That was a statement from Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Co-Founder of the Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC).  It was her response to the news of yet another Trans Woman of Color found murdered in 41 days.  Her pain is real. Her fear is real.


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Jul 17, 2014
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naijaboi:

BRONX RISING Presents Women & Drum Festival Saturday July 19th 2014 , 4-8:30pm. Produced by the Bronx Music Heritage Center & The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
@7pm - Excerpt Screening of my documentary Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa followed by a Q&A with director and Bronx filmmaker Seyi Adebanjo.
BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. Bronx NY
Free ($5 sug. donation)
Like My Page
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Happening this saturday July 19th. come out and tell your friends

naijaboi:

BRONX RISING Presents Women & Drum Festival Saturday July 19th 2014 , 4-8:30pm. Produced by the Bronx Music Heritage Center & The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts

@7pm - Excerpt Screening of my documentary Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa followed by a Q&A with director and Bronx filmmaker Seyi Adebanjo.

BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. Bronx NY

Free ($5 sug. donation)

Like My Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E1%BB%8Cya-Something-Happened-on-the-Way-to-West-Africa/247111408831662

Happening this saturday July 19th. come out and tell your friends


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Jul 16, 2014
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New Dance New Media - Calling All Performers! from seyi adebanjo on Vimeo.

I’m happy to share a promotional/informational video about the Lehman College fall multimedia theatre & dance production I’m directing & choreographing! We are seeking cast members and look forward to sharing this new work with the community.
Feel free to email Professor Whitson Adebanjo at: nija.whitson@lehman.cuny.edu to sign up or for more information.


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Jul 14, 2014
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wheeliewifee:

Introducing our NEW “Queer as in Fuck You” collection!

Featuring:
• choose your preferred pronouns stamped disc necklace or keychain (custom options available)

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“queer as in fuck you” stamped disc necklace or keychain

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• “pronouns matter” stamped disc necklace or keychain

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• “ask me about my pronouns” stamped disc necklace or keychain

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visit my little shop here, and please reblog!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePaperPoppyStore

I’d love to reach as many people who may need/want these kind of pieces as possible, so signal boosting is greatly appreciated!

And since I know that queer folks (like my husband and I) are far more likely to be in poverty, let me know if you need a coupon code, or even if you’d like to barter ;) we’ll do what we can!

I seriously need a “queer as in fuck you” one

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Jul 14, 2014
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freemarissanow:

About half of the limited edition print of No Selves to Defend: A Legacy of Criminalizing Women of Color for Self-Defense has been sold!  The project has raised much-needed funds for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund.  Marissa is facing about $250,000 in legal fees.  Every contribution helps!
This book features powerful artistic renderings of women of color who were punished by the state for defending themselves, and an overview of their cases.  It includes art and info about Marissa, CeCe McDonald, the New Jersey 4, and many more.  Purchase your copy at the Free Marissa Store today!

freemarissanow:

About half of the limited edition print of No Selves to Defend: A Legacy of Criminalizing Women of Color for Self-Defense has been sold!  The project has raised much-needed funds for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund.  Marissa is facing about $250,000 in legal fees.  Every contribution helps!

This book features powerful artistic renderings of women of color who were punished by the state for defending themselves, and an overview of their cases.  It includes art and info about Marissa, CeCe McDonald, the New Jersey 4, and many more.  Purchase your copy at the Free Marissa Store today!

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Jul 7, 2014
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2014 3 12 Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister A series celebrating the works of LGBT artists Seyi Adebanjo from seyi adebanjo on Vimeo.

Institute of African American Affairs New York University presents Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister A series celebrating the works of LGBT artists Spring 2014
seyi adebanjo
c. riley snorton
james earl hardy
q-roc ragsdale

Moderated by Angelique V. Nixon
Space is limited. RSVP for March 12 program at 212-998-IAAA (4222)
come out and support

Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister: A series celebrating the works
of LGBT artists
ABOUT THE SERIES
IAAA-NYU presents a semester-long series of lectures, poetry readings,
and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging stars, of
the LGBT intelligentsia. At a time when LGBT issues are openly being
considered in mainstream consciousness, it prompts us to rethink the
boundaries and conceptual paradigms surrounding the production of
cultural knowledge from the perspectives of LGBT artists, scholars and
activists. These conversations will be an exploration into the many
LGBT narratives that examine and reveal perceptions, attitudes,
continuous negotiations or renegotiations, and creative systems of
survival.


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Jul 4, 2014
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Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa »

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Jul 3, 2014
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BRONX RISING Presents Women & Drum Festival Saturday July 19th 2014 , 4-8:30pm. Produced by the Bronx Music Heritage Center & The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts

@7pm - Excerpt Screening of my documentary Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa followed by a Q&A with director and Bronx filmmaker Seyi Adebanjo.

BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. Bronx NY

Free ($5 sug. donation)

Like My Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E1%BB%8Cya-Something-Happened-on-the-Way-to-West-Africa/247111408831662

BRONX RISING Presents Women & Drum Festival Saturday July 19th 2014 , 4-8:30pm. Produced by the Bronx Music Heritage Center & The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts

@7pm - Excerpt Screening of my documentary Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa followed by a Q&A with director and Bronx filmmaker Seyi Adebanjo.

BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. Bronx NY

Free ($5 sug. donation)

Like My Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E1%BB%8Cya-Something-Happened-on-the-Way-to-West-Africa/247111408831662


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Jul 3, 2014
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Pepe Julian Onziema Ugandan Queer Activist w John Oliver. Great interview and good research on the show.