Queerography is an impactful video series driven by queer Asian filmmaker and choreographer, Phil Kim, and explores the journeys of five 2SLGBTQ+ BIPoC Toronto dancers and their unique experiences tackling their identity, mental health and sense of community.

This project was made possible with the support from the It Gets Better Project, a non-profit organization working to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.

Meet Phil Kim

Videographer Phil Kim (he/they) introduces this exciting videos series featuring a lineup of talented Toronto based queer dancers and their inspiring stories.

In episode 1 of Queerography, Irv Washington (he/him) reflects on his faith, ongoing journey of acceptance and how doubt stopped him from going after his dreams and how COVID lockdowns helped him blossom.

James Abrazado (they/them) shows off their moves while sharing their experience with exploration, as well as an impactful piece of advice, in this installment of “Queerography”.

Trigger warning: mentions of self-harm and depression.

In episode 3 of Queerography, Celeste Henriques-Powell (they/them), a non-binary, Black dancer, discusses their journey towards embracing their true emotions and exploring their Black and gender identity.

In episode 4 of Queerography, J.C. Pearce (he/him), shares his journey of tenacity. Reflecting on his upbringing in a Caribbean household and as the only openly gay kid of colour in high school, J.C. shares what it has meant to find acceptance and resolve through friendships and community in Toronto.

Non-binary and two-spirited dancer Otsíkh:èta (they/them) shares their experience in finding peace by connecting with their community and making the most of their authentic self.



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