Zinester Profile: Heels on Wheels Roadshow

Today we’re introducing not only a set of zines, but a whole glittery roadshow!

Presenting, the Heels on Wheels Roadshow!

They just co-organized the event “Beyond Visibility: Illuminating and Aligning Femmes” in January, and are constantly instigating wonderful community performance events.
The Roadshow is touring in April, 2012, so keep your eyes open for this radical brand of femme expression in your area!

Here’s their bio, and a photo of the stunning crew below:

Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow tours the US annually with a dazzling cabaret of performance art works by queer folks on femme/inine spectrum genders. The tour consists of five performers and our femme roadie, always includes local acts, and travels in a van full of magic, living the dream via live performance, local discussions, and guerilla political interventions as we go!

By actively complicating what it “looks like” to represent femininity, dandyness, fey, femme and queer lady, and so confronting misogyny and sexism, the Heelz are on a feminist agenda that uses cultural works to sabotage the hegemonic status quo of gender, sexuality, and appearance and replace it with many visions and ideas of what thriving and surviving as femme folks can be.

All kinds of femmes are invited to the Heels on Wheels party, and the troupe works from an active anti-oppression, intersectional focus, both in who is touring and what they’re doing onstage. The tour includes working class and poor folks, sex workers, immigrants, QPOC, mixed race folks, genderqueer and GNC folks, survivors and, most importantly, fiercely political feminist artists whose work weaves punk herstories, ineluctable facts, and wild costuming into escape artistry.

As artists and zine-makers, some of us have been capturing our writing and artwork in zines for years, some of us just made our first zine for tour. The Heels on Wheels are going on their third tour April 2012, details are available at www.heelsonwheelsroadshow.com

And here’s a photo of their zine table at a past event (with roadie):

The Roadshow will be displaying these zines (with or without roadie) at the Feminist Zinefest:

– Vanifesto  by Damien Luxe
– Building Up Emotional Muscles by Shomi Noise
– What the Brain Forgets… by Heather Acs

Here’s the cover of Vanifesto, to give you an idea…


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