q & (s)a : queer & south asian: a documentary in sound
q& (s)a|‘kwir uhnd south ey-shuhn| n, v, adj.
is an oral history and community building project that documents the stories of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (QLGBT) South Asians. q &(s)a shines light on the growing QLGBT South Asian voices around the world by preserving into a sound mosaic the significant contributions, experiences, and insights of queer South Asians that historically have been ignored. By documenting shared identities, individual and collective experiences, struggles, and stories of community & movement building, q &(s)a seeks to create space across and within borders to share, heal, feel rooted in our togetherness, and so, a place to be different too.
[the process: n, v. though the process is guided by what you’d like to share, it is also an exchange of words, with participation on both sides of the conversation. refer to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to participate.]