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Alice RL

Artist in Winnipeg

What's up with Trans?


Alice RL is an Indigenous non-binary artist who lives a transgendered experience whose 20x20 talk cannot be expressed in words alone. In this honest, funny, and heartwarming talk, Alice lays down the facts that trans people live through, and gives a personal account of their own struggles and triumphs. This enlightening and dynamic talk on trans issues and experiences is not to be missed.

Alice's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 37, on February 20 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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This is Me

@ VOL 7 ON APR 22, 2015

Broden Giambrone, shares TENI’s campaign for inclusive gender recognition legislation.

Broden Giambrone, is the Chief Executive of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). TENI work towards equal rights for trans people and their families by providing support, education, advocacy and capacity building.

Broden has over ten years experience working with trans communities in Ireland and Canada. He is an active advocate for transgender rights and is currently leading TENI’s campaign for inclusive gender recognition legislation.

Ireland is the only country in the EU that has no provision for legal gender recognition. Legal gender recognition allows an individual to change the gender on their birth certificate and be recognised by the State in their true gender. Without this transgender and intersex people have no formal legal status and this impacts on their access to basic social services including social welfare benefits, education and marriage and various other aspects of life that can usually be taken for granted by individuals.

There has been some progress, last December, the Irish Government introduced the Gender Recognition Bill 2014. This piece of legislation would formally recognise trans and intersex people in Ireland. As the Bill has been published, it will now be debated in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

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Art Barge: Trans Empire Canal Corporation

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

Erika Abbondanzieri, AIA
Watts Architecture & Engineering
Trans Empire Canal Corporation [aka TECCORP]

Erika Abbondanzieri is a member of the Trans Empire Canal Corporation [TECCORP] team, which, in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, New York), has launched the “art barge” project. TECCORP aims to purpose art as a resource to examine the complex ways the Erie Canal has shaped and continues to shape our political, cultural and economic realities.

To learn more about TECCORP, visit

To learn more about the Burchfield Penney Art Center, visit

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Developing Trans-Local Dialogues (My City, My Art)


Rachelle Viader Knowles is an artist and academic. Here she talks about her own practice, developing trans-local dialogues and how the students at Coventry University engage with the city and use it as an inspiration and foil for their emerging practice. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see

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Trans-Racial Adoption

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Dennis Mullins is a father of three children and a grandfather to one. He is a musician, an avid gardener, and he works for Montgomery County Department of Jobs and Family Services. 

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My Life in Transition: A Personal Journey to Living Authentically

@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"This may suprise you but I'm Catholic. When I asked my priest if our family could continue to practice our faith, he said, 'I have no idea...but we will walk this journey together."

Marni Panas shares a heroic story of transitioning from her assigned male gender into the woman she always has been. She talks the challenges and joys of finally living one's life authentically and proudly as a transgender woman.

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Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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Trans-Siberian Railyway Journey

@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

Ann B. Kim is a mixed-media artist who has been living in Dayton since 2009. Her current obsessions include the concept of time, space, place; antipodes, connecting with people, adventures, collecting dirt and trash, and roaming around the world. In 2017, she circumnavigated the globe as part of her research  during which time she completed the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway in the world. She is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East.​ 

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A Transition Story

@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

Game developer and apprentice synth witch Adrian Cheater shares a personal story on their transition to becoming a transgender woman. Here, Adrian elaborates on their personal struggles with gender, identity, and fitting in, and the lessons learned along the way to discovering the truest and best version of themselves.

Adrian's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Into the Rainbow

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 25, 2018

As far as Kim Dunham's topic, she is graduating in December with a BA in Gender and Women's Studies. Her area of focus was Queer Theory. Her wife is a trans woman and is currently in the beginning stages of physical transition and we have 2 kids (an 8 year old who is hers from a previous relationship and a 5 month old baby). My wife's transition and the birth of a new baby brought about a lot of "boy or girl" talk, and she hopes to shine a light on nonbinary genders.