A Gathering of Black and Brown Grrrl Genius…
Ahead of the launch of the Grrrl Justice National Screening Series, VJSL brought together an extraordinary group of black and brown queer artists and cultural workers in a focus group to explore themes relevant to the film. Collectively, these brilliant human beings are radically shifting the dialogue around grrrlhood, the abuse to prison pipeline, and the reclamation of our bodies through the lenses of gender and sexuality.
“Girls and queer youth of color have always been using their agency to practice healthy resistance to structures that are meant to harm them, whether or not we characterize their behaviors as such. It is our responsibility as a community to shift our lenses from problematizing and criminalizing them, to learning from them and supporting their efforts at liberation in all the ways we can.” Shontina Vernon, Writer/Director
Watch the trailer for Grrrl Justice. More info about upcoming screenings can be found here.