Vegan Inclusive Trans Cake and More: Pembe Hayat Online
Following the bans issued by the governorship of Ankara against all LGBTI+ related public events in November 2017, Pembe Hayat LGBTI+ Solidarity Association decided to use online channels as a tool for video-activism to motivate the community that could otherwise not get together. Pembe Hayat’s online channel became a performance space and an alternative resisting medium for the trans community. The selection is composed of several videos with different themes and forms. A transvestite goes for an inspection, bakes a special cake and makes “madi” (trolling) comments. Pembe Hayat videos will be screened for the first time with English subtitles.
Sude Derin is a 20 years old trans activist. She has been working at Pembe Hayat LGBTİ+ Solidarity Association for four years. She got involved in Pembe Hayat with the festival KuirFest when she was 16, and since then she has been an activist in LGBTI+ movement. She makes peer counseling on gender reassignment process within Pembe Hayat.
Nalan is trans and a video-activist. In her leisure times when she can not use the coquetry as a mass weapon against hate, she explores things such as toying with a camera, and she shows them by cutting, patching and montaging. Now, she is transforming at Pembe Hayat, and in the meantime she shoots and edits. And in her spare times she goes on putting on coquettish airs.