Monday, June 26, 2006

Toshi Reagon in Toronto


Watch the video
Toronto Pride 2006 - Toshi Reagon - for more info on Toshi go to www.toshireagon.com.

1 comment:

Willing Warrior said...

Hello Lukas,

(Sorry, I didn't see an email on your site, so I will just post this...) My name is Brad. I run a vlog at www.willingwarrior.com.

I'm writing to you today for something other than that though. I am
currently in the process of starting a non-profit organization called
I AM COLLECTIVE. Our mission is to collect diverse and accurate media
representations of the LGBT population and then create innovative
contexts that will allow access, download, and dissemination of actual
representation. Hopefully this will help combat all of these false
representations and false identity that we face, even within our own
"community". It is hard to sum it all up into one sentence here, but
I can explain it more fully if you are interested.

The reason that I am writing you is because I am putting together a
promo vid that we will use for attention and non-commercial funding
proposals. In my own work, I have not been able to collect much
representation from both the lesbian and the transgendered
demographics. It is essential that we have this kind of visual
representation for a promotional video. I am hoping that you might be
able to help me. I have decided to start with the vlogging community
because we are already using this technology and it isn't too
difficult to put together. Would you help me by representing yourself
on video?

Basically, the angle that we are taking is not one of "here is some
home video of me with my friends", but along the lines of something
that we are calling an "I Am" statement. It is just a 1-2 minute
video of you speaking into the camera and defining yourself with a
series of statement. I am____. I believe_____. I am not_____. etc.
It is the allowance for an individual to provide an accurate
representation of themselves as individuals... and yet in that we find
a commonality.

If you want an example just of my own, you can check it out here...
http://vids.willingwarrior.org/ia1.mov

I would really appreciate your help with this. Please let me know if
you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Brad