support QTBIPOC writing retreat

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Hi All! Join us March 13, 2020 7PM ET for a Twitch Charity Stream with our friend, Domnick Evans. More info below!


Info: inQluded, a platform + indie lit mag for/by queer, trans & Black, Indigenous, & youth of color from Brooklyn, New York, is partnering up with filmmaker and streamer, Dominick Evans for a Twitch Charity stream on March 13, 2020. The event will begin around 7 PM ET.


Dominick Evans is a filmmaker, scholar, consultant, and activist who is disabled, queer, trans, and non-binary.  They're helping raise money for inQluded, a platform + indie lit mag for/by queer, trans & Black, Indigenous, & youth of color from Brooklyn, New York. Your donation will go to help fund this amazing magazine and other programming they're offering (including: writing workshops, author panels, and book industry events) to multiply marginalized queer and trans youth in New York. Right now, their current need is to secure funding for 12 QTBIPOC writers an upcoming first ever QTBIPOC writing retreat at highlights foundation


Dominick's goal is to raise $500, and you can help. Please share the link and this GoFundMe, and donate if you can. Make sure to check out the stream during the event to find out more about this great organization!

www.twitch.tv/dominickevans



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inQluded  is a platform for/by QTBIPOC youth of color. our digital magazine is in direct response to the publishing industry. you can buy our issues here . our on the ground programming invites all LGBTQIAAP+ identifying young people to join!

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my name is medina (they/them). i am a second year mfa candidate at the new school in nyc. i'm represented by marietta zacker.

as a nonbinary trans latinx, I struggled to find representation. from the books i devoured, to the magazines i so desperately wanted to see myself in, it was as if i didn't exist in mainstream media. it's so important that we see ourselves reflected back at us & equally important that the reflection is authentic.

i am the founder of inQluded!

our mission

to create a youth-led safe space that honors and celebrates the narratives of underrepresented voices of  QTIBIPOC. our magazine that is for/by QTBIPOC youth is a direct response to the publishing industry.


online magazine featuring:

fiction
nonfiction
poetry
visual art
comics
MG/YA short stories
interviews & spotlights
monthly playlists

current inQluded programs

open mic series at bluestockings 
writing workshop series at word up books
interactive QTPoC author panels
mentorship program
educational packets to assist emerging artists


here's a breakdown of how your donations will help:

digital space

your donations will help pay our writers/contributors and editorial staff.

event spaces

we want to be able to host events around the city.  which means we need to pay our staff, guests, and provide food and drink. connecting with community offline is essential! (author panels, socials, etc)

workshops 

we want to continue facilitating free  workshops for emerging young artists. in order to make this happen we need to pay for rental space, pay instructors for their time and provide food and drinks. right now we have an incredible opportunity to teach a creative writing workshop at a local LGBTQ homeless drop in-center; your donation would immediately help with these expenses.

misc

start a 501c3, website hosting, marketing & promotion, legal, newsletter service, etc


help us continue uplifting the voices of QTBIPOC youth around the world!

thank you for your support!


press:

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/81997-inqluded-offers-writing-platform-for-lgbtq-poc-youth.html

https://bookriot.com/2020/01/18/mentorship-for-underrepresented-writers/amp


https://www.lambdaliterary.org/writers/10/03/spotlight-on-new-queer-literature-a-conversation-with-inqluded/


https://www.leewind.org/2020/01/an-interview-with-inqluded-founder-and.html


https://medium.com/matthews-place/ian-interviews-inqluded-a296bc0c35ce

Donations

  • Hailey Tompkins 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Hailey Tompkins 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Hailey Tompkins 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Heather Watkins 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos

Organizer

Medina 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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