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 27, 2014
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owning-my-truth:

And can people still stop referring to the Amazigh as “Berbers” which means “barbarian”. Otherwise great points.

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Jul 26, 2014
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Ira Sachs at NewFest: 'Queer Vision Doesn’t Come With Making People Comfortable' »

What I have learned over the last 25 years — and what I need most to remember — is that queer vision doesn’t come with making people comfortable, or from accepting what is.  Being an artist is in part an act of rupture.  But it is moments like this, with the embrace that comes with this award, that certainly makes keeping on a little easier. 


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Jul 23, 2014
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"Many Documentary Films Have Been Shot in Africa, But Few Have Been Seen by African Audiences." New Initiative Aims to Change That »

in association with channel ED and the 35th Durban International Film Festival, a world first will be taking place this month when a full week of African documentary films are broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65), from the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa that takes place from July 17 to 27.

This unique film event will see a diverse and exciting range of films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. 

The AfriDocs Film Week will connect the largest film festival in Africa through a “film festival on your screen,” featuring documentary films from thirteen countries in Africa – The D.R.C., Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

"So many documentary films have been shot in Africa, but very few have been seen by African audiences," says AfriDocs Executive Producer Don Edkins from Steps in Cape Town. "This heralds a new era of distribution for the continent."

..rest on site


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Jul 23, 2014
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Trans Lives Matter!

its coming upon the anniversary of the murder of Islan Nettles. how do we rememeber her and her life? how do we remember all the trans people of color who have lost their lives to hate crimes? how are struggling for economic stability housing and love because of who they are?

Another life was take last week with the murder of Mia Henderson in Baltimore on July 15th, 2014.

Trans Lives Matter! 

Stay tuned for more information on a talk and screening with Black Trans Media in Harlem to continue dialogue and activism with community organizers.

in the meantime a film i made with Citylore & Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is premiering in Philadelphia at the Black Star Film Festival on Aug 2nd

Culture Strike: Social Justice Shorts

Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles

Annenberg School for Communication

5:15 pm

Followed by Q&A w/Zakee Kuduro, Messiah Rhodes, and Seyi Adebanjo moderated by Gabriel Bryant

Black Trans Media, Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York, Citylore, BDC and everyone living and organizing on the ground around human rights/ trans lives rocks!

http://blackstarfest.org/event/details/shorts-social-justice/


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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
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

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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• “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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