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Nov. 9th: Toasted Marshmallows at the Brooklyn Historical Society!

We have been granted yet another wonderful opportunity to talk about our work! Toasted Marshmallows will be featured on The Brooklyn Historical Society’s third annual “What Are You?” panel on November 9th, 2pm.

More about the panel from Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations:

From the Travyon Martin murder trial, to racist responses to the Cheerios commercial staring an interracial couple, recent media events illustrate that the U.S is definitely not post-racial. Join BHS in exploring critical questions relating to multicultural and multiracial identity. We’ll discuss big questions like: How do we perform and display our identities? How does media, film, art, humor and photography shape and mediate mixed-race identity?

Other panelists include:

Michael David Murphy and Alyson West, creators of We Are The 15%, Natasha Logan and Chris Johnson of the transmedia project, Question Bridge: Black Males, and Jay Smooth, host of hip-hop video blog Ill Doctrine and video producer at Colorlines.com.

Plus a dance performance by special guests – We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic.

This event is FREE! Brooklyn Brewery beer and light refreshments will be served. You can RSVP here.

Showing: Toasted Marshmallows & the Brooklyn Museum!

Toasted Marshmallows has been invited to participate in an awesome project put together by Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum, and we need some amazing mixed women to be a part of this experience with us!

We’re looking for five mixed ladies to sit on a stoop with us for about two hours and talk about our mixed-ness. People passing by would be invited to join in the conversation. If you are mixed, live in NYC and self-identify as a woman, please email us at 2toastedmarshmallows@gmail.com to participate! We all already talk about being mixed ALL THE TIME, here’s a chance to do it with each other, engage other folks with our stories, and be a part of a rad art project. You know you wanna do this!

More information about the project is below:

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Call Out for Mixed Women in New York

Are you a mixed woman in NYC? We want to interview you! There’s space for a few more wonderful folks in this round of our doc. If you are mixed and self-identify as a woman, we would love to include your voice in our film.  Contact 2toastedmarshmallows@gmail.com if you’re interested!

Meanwhile, here are a few of the amazing women who have already shared their incredible stories with us:

The extremely rad Emily Johnson, who schooled us on the origins of queer haircuts, and can kick it on the dance floor and the roller derby rink with equal style.

The lovely and eloquent Vanessa Shanti Fernando, who writes for a wonderful blog about mixed experiences, Mix’d Messages, as well as her own blog here. Check her out!

The amazing Nia King, an art activist, writer and comic, who also interviewed us for her podcast focusing on queer and trans* artists of colour. She’s also got an indiegogo campaign going so she can produce a book based on her podcast– if you can donate or spread the word, please support this important project! And be sure to follow her on tumblr!

We were also lucky enough be thoughtfully interviewed by Elliot Owen of The Bay Area Reporter, a San Francisco-based LGBTQ newspaper while we were in Oakland. She’s a great writer and you should definitely keep an eye out for her work.

Thank you to these fantastic women and all the others who have shared so much with us; now NYC, get at us!

Thank you!

HOLY BANANAS! We made our indiegogo goal and then some!

The outpouring of support we’ve received has been truly wonderful. All our thanks go out to the friends, family and folks we’ve never met, for spreading the word about the campaign and increasing the artistic possibilities of this project for us.

Our campaign has ended with an incredible total of $4, 135! That’s $635 more than we asked for! Below is the captured moment of Anoushka in her pajamas freaking out when we met our goal yesterday:

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Toasted Marshmallows is Fundraising! Help our Film!

We are traveling around the US and Canada in August to begin interviewing other mixed race women and we need your support to make this happen!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/toasted-marshmallows/x/1757072

Check out some stills from the film and see the trailer by clicking hereus-animationanoushka in JH-clothesme looking in mirror

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/toasted-marshmallows/x/1757072

Welcome!

Aaaaand we’re launched!

We are so excited to finally be here. This project began only this past June, but for both of us it’s been a long time coming— basically since birth. Like many people with mixed roots, both of us have struggled with identity, only further compounded by the fact that our identities are constantly under question, challenged, and objectified by the world around us.

The two of us met earlier this year while we were both fellows in an incredible and life changing program for emerging artists, EMERGENYC. It only took a few hours of hanging out for us to realize we had so much in common that it would have been ridiculous for us to not collaborate. We began with a ten minute performance and animated film (which you can view here), a work in progress that grew out of conversations about our childhoods, our relationships to ancestry, the internalization of whiteness, passing and cultural hybridity.

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