Tender Hearts : a space for men's feelings
This unique event is brought to you by the producer of events like Unresolved Feelings and Unruly Bodies. In this night of sharing stories, 10 queer and trans men will take the stage to talk about what softness looks like in a hard world.
Men need safer spaces to show vulnerability. Braden Alexander, our guest curator, explains why we've curated a line-up of queer and trans men for our first Tender Hearts event:
"Our queerness doesn't extricate or protect us from The Patriarchy, and so we have an opportunity — and a responsibility — to redefine the terms of masculinity. Queer men find it useful to cultivate a shiny, tough veneer over our true selves in order to protect ourselves from a hostile heteronormative society. But these performances don’t leave us much room to be honest, vulnerable, or to heal. Tender Hearts will offer us the collective courage we've been searching for: to choose new names for tender feelings."
Doors @ 7
Show @ 8
All are welcome at this event, but we really hope you'll bring your cis, hetero, male friends and lovers. Bring your Dad too! This is an event we all need so badly. These stories will help us locate ourselves, as a collective, outside of a system that has historically erased and stigmatized the feelings that connect us to one another, as humans.
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Banner art by Mateusz Napieralski @gust_of_wind_studio