R115. The Active Politics of Queer/Feminist of Color and Indigenous Feminist Publishing Movements

Room 408 A, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Queer/feminist of color and indigenous publisher-activists have historically demonstrated their commitments to amplifying the voices of transgressive artists and writers in the US publishing culture that relentlessly attempts to erase us. This gathering of queer/feminist of color publishers from As/Us, Mujeres de Maiz, RedBone, and Third Woman addresses the politics that undergird our impetus to publish alternative writing/thought and how we understand publishing as a form of activism.



Kim Tran is a fundraising leader for Third Woman Press and a graduate student, teacher, and mentor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.

Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning literature celebrating the cultures of black lesbians and gay men, and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream.

Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, educator, Femcee, designer, organizer, poet, performer, speaker, and writer. She is cofounder and member of Mujeres de Maiz, In Lak Ech and Urban Xic. Felicia holds BA, MA, and MFA degrees.

Audrey Silvestre holds a BA in women’s gender and sexuality studies and is working towards her MA in Chicana studies at CSU Northridge. She has devoted her time and passion towards the revitalization of Third Woman Press.

Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian writer who teaches at North Seattle College. She has degrees from Cornell University and University of New Mexico. She has served as a writer in residence at the School of Advanced Research and is a founding editor of As/Us.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center