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And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it. She doesn’t let her clothing get in her way or limit her more than she can help—she waits for her moment to strike, and then she conquers her would-be conqueror and saves the day.
And I was a little kid, not yet desensitized to violence […] Jabba’s death scene freaked the hell out of me. It wasn’t a clean blaster shot to the chest or a slice from a lightsaber that sent sparks flying or made you turn invisible. There were struggles, and flailing, and twitching limbs. The shots are close-ups, and very dark—it’s vicious, and vengeful, and physical, and very very personal.
So for me, wearing that gold bikini does not mean Here I am, a sexy toy for your amusement and gratification.
To me, that gold bikini says, If you fuck with me, I will end you.
Our idea to create The B.Steady Project started the way most great ideas come about: with good food, good music, and best friends. We (Chey, Clara, Jai, and Lane, pictured below) were hanging out one day and listening to one of our favorite queer brown musicians, B.Steady, who is a Washington D.C. based artist and YouTube sensation. Often sharing space together as brown queer artists ourselves, our conversations surround the salient issues that effect our communities. So it wasn’t out of the ordinary when we thought: what if we brought B.Steady to perform at the Twin Cities pride festival? And from there is where this project began. From there the four of us began meeting regularly to network, organize all of the logistics of our fundraiser, and figure out how to get folks to donate.And did you know? There are incentives for donating, too!
Level Fabulous: $5 – Receive a personalized handmade thank you card from the BQullective founders, as well as recognition as a backer of our project on our website!
Level Fierce: $10 – Receive an official BQullective bumper sticker as well as recognition as a backer of our project on our website!
Level Swag: $20 – Receive an official BQullective t-shirt!
Level Fly: $21 – Receive an original poem written by one of the BQullective Board members!
Level B.Steady: $40 – Receive an official BQullective t-shirt signed by B.Steady!
Level Legendary: $75 – Donate 75 dollars or more and you will get to have dinner with the founders of BQullective! Out-of-state donors can be skyped in to the dinner date.
Check out our Facebook and Tumblr for more info on The B.QullecTivE, us- the founders, and community events and news. If you wish to contact the B.QullecTivE, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at email@example.com.
Also learn more about B.Steady! Jam out to her music on Youtube or Soundcloud, check out her Facebook and Tumblr
for updates on her performances, and buy her music on Amazon
Thank you all for supporting brown queer and trans* communities by donating to this project and The B.QullecTivE!