All anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist trans women and nonbinary people who experience transmisogyny are hereby invited to mass in Athens, Georgia, from July 10th through July 13th for the first-ever TWIST convergence!
This event is a CLOSED SPACE, designed to build power for anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist trans women (and nonbinary people who experience transmisogyny). As far as we know, it is the first event of its kind.
By donating to the TWIST convergence, you are helping to create an historic moment in radical trans feminism, and a vital space for the development of analysis and techniques to combat transmisogyny. Your donations will allow for us to provide (a) pay-what-you-can tickets, (a) free lodging, and (c) free food for participants. As a stretch goal, we will offer travel grants for faraway trans women who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. Your donations will be appreciated greatly, used wisely, and spread as thinly as money can spread. Trust me.
For more information on the convergence, visit its Eventbrite page. For more information on the TWIST Collective, visit our website at baeddel.com.
REWARDS & ITEM DONORS
Trans Women In Solidarity // Trans Woman Illuminati Scheming Terror (TWIST) is a Georgia-based collective of trans lesbian anarchists working to dismantle capital, patriarchy, and a whole host of other terrible things. They are the hosts and organizers of the TWIST convergence, and are providing a limited number of TWIST patches and zines for those who donate to it.
*** Reward fulfillment will be handled by the TWIST Collective.
ART FROM ROYCE ICON!
Royce Icon is a trans woman artist living in Portland, OR. Her work focuses on emotional catharsis, identity and abstraction. She has generously made available a whole bunch of her original artwork for donors to the TWIST convergence. You can see more of her work at royceicon.tumblr.com.
*** Reward fulfillment will be handled by Royce Icon & the TWIST Collective.
MUSIC & POETRY FROM LIAM O'BRIEN!
Liam O'Brien grew up on a small island outside Seattle. Starting this fall, he will be attending the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. He plays violin, viola, and mandolin, and sings too! The chapbook he's providing is hand-stitched, and includes poems about chickenhawks, Norman Bates, and The Monkees. His solo EP features string and vocal arrangements of (mostly) songs about boys. He will arrange and record for you any song you like, barring copyright restrictions.
Find out more about Liam O'Brien and his work at mousequeen.bandcamp.com (solo music), friendlystrangers.bandcamp.com (a band he fiddled & sang in), and smallestmouse.wordpress.com (which has his writer bio and stuff)!
*** Reward fulfillment will be handled by Liam O'Brien.
ARMWARMERS FROM WAEPENLESBIAN!
A cozy handmade pair of fingerless, stretchy armwarmers, generously donated by tumblr user waepenlesbian! These armwarmers are fingerless, 12 inches long, and can stretch to fit many arm sizes and shapes. We personally guarantee that they are every bit as awesome and comfortable as they look in the picture!
*** Reward fulfillment will be handled by waepenlesbian.
BUTTON BIRD BROOCHES FROM BUTTON BIRD CRAFTS!
Button Bird Crafts is an Etsy store that sells handcrafted jewelry and accessories featuring buttons and upcycled materials. They have generously donated a limited number of Button Bird Brooches for those who donate to the 2014 TWIST Convergence. You can visit them at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Buttonbirdcrafts.
Reward fulfillment will be handled by Button Bird Crafts.
GORGEOUS BRACELETS FROM QUEERODDITIES!
QueerOddities is an Etsy store that sells beautiful handcrafted jewelry, macramé and knit goods! They have generously donated a limited number of gorgeous hand-made bracelets for those who donate to the 2014 TWIST Convergence. You can visit them at https://www.etsy.com/shop/QueerOddities.
Reward fulfillment will be handled by QueerOddities.
THE HALF SHEBANG!
A TWIST patch, a TWIST zine, a pair of armwarmers from Waepenlesbian, a drawing from Royce Icon, a cover of your favorite song by Liam O'Brien, a copy of Liam O'Brien's digital EP, a Button Bird Brooch from Button Bird Crafts, and a gold star!
THE WHOLE SHEBANG!
A TWIST patch, a TWIST zine, a chapbook, digital EP, and custom song cover from Liam O'Brien, two pairs of armwarmers from Waepenlesbian, a Button Bird Brooch from Button Bird Crafts, three drawings by Royce Icon, one painting by Royce Icon, an assortment of ally cookies, and the gratitude of everyone who attends the TWIST convergence. You have the guarantee of the TWIST Collective that donating to receive the whole shebang will make you a better person.
The organizers of this campaign only claim responsility for the fulfillment of donation rewards offered by the TWIST Collective (zines and patches). All other donation rewards are offered by private donors, and the members of the TWIST Collective cannot claim responsibility for their fulfillment. You understand, right? :)
If you would like to offer an item or items to be used as a donation reward, please contact [email redacted]! We'll bump your website/etsy/portfolio and we'll be eternally grateful!