Sister Lotti Da

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
expiating stigmatic guilt & promulgating universal joy
a ministry of public manifestation & habitual perpetuation
dedicated to the personal & collective enlightenment of all

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So I was bullied and deactivated by Facebook as I am called hucklefaery and queer… at least this is the only reason i can find in their actions… so years of photos, poems, writings, correspondence, interactions:all apparently lost—and all this on the heals of an empty apology; perhaps to derail movement to challenge this dangerous and anti-privacy stance being enforced globally by fundamentalist bullies.

Here is a letter I wrote to them, though nothing has happened yet… except further responses [to my letters] requesting government or duplicate IDs before any assistance can be offered…

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In honor of Spirit Day 2014
Imagine… you will one day thrive.
#SpiritDay
(though I was bullied off Facebook by Facebook because of my chosen name—all seems a bit ironic… :)

In honor of Spirit Day 2014

Imagine… you will one day thrive.

#SpiritDay

(though I was bullied off Facebook by Facebook because of my chosen name—all seems a bit ironic… :)

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☆ TONIGHT ☆
Join the NYC Sisters at #HustlaBall2014 
New York City 10-12-14
We’re raising money for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center …

So Sexy—So Smart!
♡ It’s gonna be bananas, [so many bananas] ♡

If you don’t have your tickets yet, use discount code SISTERS20 for $20-Off tickets to #HustlaBall2014.
Be sure to have your photo taken with us —It’s for charity!! www.hustlaball.com
Follow on Twitter.com/HustlaBall

Photos: Dick Mitchell

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whatisundetectable:

from: New York Public Library
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/09/25/undetectable-flash-collective

In order to foster a community conversation about HIV and AIDS in dialogue with the Library’s major archives on the history of the AIDS crisis, The New York Public Library is hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities.
 
Fifteen artists, writers, and advocates answered the call to participate in a series of Flash Collective workshops with Avram Finkelstein. Over the course of two months they met to discuss the current challenges faced by people living with HIV, as well as the challenges in HIV prevention. 
 

Artists, writers, and activists that worked on the collective included:
 
Avram Finkelstein
Alex Fialho
Alina Oswald
Brendan Mahoney
Conrad Ventur
Filip Condeescu
Gerald Mocarsky
hucklefaery
Jano Cortijo
Jorge Sanchez
Kenneth Pietrobono
Lanai Daniels
Mark Blane
Nick Kleist
Pablo Herrera
Spear Minteh
 
A major theme that emerged in their conversations was the ways that current advances in HIV treatment and prevention may relate to stigmatization, economics, and treatment agendas. Based on these conversations, they designed a poster installation for four library branches, an outreach post card, and a blog to continue their conversation under the name of the Undetectable Collective.

 
 
Their work will be on view this October through December at the Hunt’s Point, Jefferson Market, St. George, and Washington Heights branches.  See each branch’s homepage for location and hours. Please come see the exhibition and take a postcard.

whatisundetectable

whatisundetectable:

from: New York Public Library
In order to foster a community conversation about HIV and AIDS in dialogue with the Library’s major archives on the history of the AIDS crisis, The New York Public Library is hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities.
 
Fifteen artists, writers, and advocates answered the call to participate in a series of Flash Collective workshops with Avram Finkelstein. Over the course of two months they met to discuss the current challenges faced by people living with HIV, as well as the challenges in HIV prevention. 
 
Artists, writers, and activists that worked on the collective included:
 
Avram Finkelstein
Alex Fialho
Alina Oswald
Brendan Mahoney
Conrad Ventur
Filip Condeescu
Gerald Mocarsky
hucklefaery
Jano Cortijo
Jorge Sanchez
Kenneth Pietrobono
Lanai Daniels
Mark Blane
Nick Kleist
Pablo Herrera
Spear Minteh
 
A major theme that emerged in their conversations was the ways that current advances in HIV treatment and prevention may relate to stigmatization, economics, and treatment agendas. Based on these conversations, they designed a poster installation for four library branches, an outreach post card, and a blog to continue their conversation under the name of the Undetectable Collective.
 
 
Their work will be on view this October through December at the Hunt’s Point, Jefferson Market, St. George, and Washington Heights branches.  See each branch’s homepage for location and hours. Please come see the exhibition and take a postcard.

whatisundetectable

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What is Undetectable?

UPDATE: I’ve optimized the graphic, and [re]uploaded a smaller version[—hopefully it will play better on phones—hopefully it will play period], though as these gifs still aren’t playing fluidly on all platforms… i’ll keep exploring…? 
I noticed the ones I posted earlier kinda play, but are super ‘glitchy’ [especially on my phone] … 
just a side note: I am totally self-taught and figure all this out by trial and error… (lots of error), so if anyone has insight or ideas, I’m always open and appreciative)
[… & while this graphic was originally created for, and useful in, informing our collective process; I wanted to salvage the hours of work [pride] it represents by using it now in support the tumblr presence at whatisundetectable …]

Here is another animated.gif I made while working on the graphics crew of the Undetectable Collective… we had pretty much decided/discovered this [animated.gif] platform didn’t allow enough versatility or ‘end user control’ to be as ‘text heavy’ as we were wanting it (without generating enormous files—you may have to watch this piece a couple of times to read everything).

However, within the context of this particular gif/piece—and where we were at at this point in time—I was inspired to play with the image of the cross hairs of a scope, [eg. periscope/microscope/telescope/gun-scope] searching for HIV [as in the ‘criminalization” piece]—here in tandem with a single HIV Virus ‘impregnating’ and ‘turning’ a ‘negative sign’ ‘positive’ [… then illustrating the need/relationship for strict compliance of medication regimes and the industrialized siphoning of billions of dollars].

Such a wonderful group of folks to go exploring with; and as we were still exploring different visual ideas, there was plenty of room for us to play… [we were digging the emergence of the ‘band-aid’ as a symbol, appreciating straight-forward information/text—as we continued to explore the intersections of ‘negative’, ‘positive’ and ‘undetectable’: as words and as symbols … [and so on, so forth, etc., et al., blah blah blah—waxing poetic about process; exciting.]
   see also:
NYPL
whatisundetectable

What is Undetectable?

UPDATE: I’ve optimized the graphic, and [re]uploaded a smaller version[—hopefully it will play better on phones—hopefully it will play period], though as these gifs still aren’t playing fluidly on all platforms… i’ll keep exploring…? 

I noticed the ones I posted earlier kinda play, but are super ‘glitchy’ [especially on my phone] … 

just a side note: I am totally self-taught and figure all this out by trial and error… (lots of error), so if anyone has insight or ideas, I’m always open and appreciative)

[… & while this graphic was originally created for, and useful in, informing our collective process; I wanted to salvage the hours of work [pride] it represents by using it now in support the tumblr presence at whatisundetectable …]

Here is another animated.gif I made while working on the graphics crew of the Undetectable Collective… we had pretty much decided/discovered this [animated.gif] platform didn’t allow enough versatility or ‘end user control’ to be as ‘text heavy’ as we were wanting it (without generating enormous files—you may have to watch this piece a couple of times to read everything).

However, within the context of this particular gif/piece—and where we were at at this point in time—I was inspired to play with the image of the cross hairs of a scope, [eg. periscope/microscope/telescope/gun-scope] searching for HIV [as in the ‘criminalization” piece]—here in tandem with a single HIV Virus ‘impregnating’ and ‘turning’ a ‘negative sign’ ‘positive’ [… then illustrating the need/relationship for strict compliance of medication regimes and the industrialized siphoning of billions of dollars].

Such a wonderful group of folks to go exploring with; and as we were still exploring different visual ideas, there was plenty of room for us to play… [we were digging the emergence of the ‘band-aid’ as a symbol, appreciating straight-forward information/text—as we continued to explore the intersections of ‘negative’, ‘positive’ and ‘undetectable’: as words and as symbols … [and so on, so forth, etc., et al., blah blah blah—waxing poetic about process; exciting.]

   see also:

NYPL

whatisundetectable

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Undetectable Flash Collective

From NYPL.org
"Undetectable" NYPL InstallationIn order to foster a community conversation about HIV and AIDS in dialogue with the Library’s major archives on the history of the AIDS crisis, The New York Public Library is hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities. Fifteen artists, writers, and advocates answered the call to participate in a series of Flash Collective workshops with Avram Finkelstein. Over the course of two months they met to discuss the current challenges faced by people living with HIV, as well as the challenges in HIV prevention. 
Artists, writers, and activists that worked on the collective included: Avram Finkelstein Alex Fialho Alina Oswald Brendan Mahoney Conrad Ventur Filip Condeescu Gerald Mocarsky hucklefaery Jano Cortijo Jorge Sanchez Kenneth Pietrobono Lanai Daniels Mark Blane Nick Kleist Pablo Herrera Spear Minteh
A major theme that emerged in their conversations was the ways that current advances in HIV treatment and prevention may relate to stigmatization, economics, and treatment agendas. Based on these conversations, they designed a poster installation for four library branches, an outreach post card, and a blog to continue their conversation under the name of the Undetectable Collective.
Their work will be on view this October through December at the Hunt’s PointJefferson MarketSt. George, and Washington Heights branches.  See each branch’s homepage for location and hours. Please come see the exhibition and take a postcard.
whatisundetectable

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What Is Undetectable?

I was thrilled to participate in the “Undetectable Collective” collaboration between NYPL & Visual AIDS … Together we developed and designed an installation for four NYPL branches … more information on this to follow in the days to come…
Here is the introduction for the NYPL’s original call for artists…

In conjunction with the WHY WE FIGHT: Remembering AIDS Activism exhibition, The New York Public Library will be hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities. The Library is putting out a call for artists, writers, and activists to participate in the project.”

There were 15 of us and we met over several weeks creating and debating and exploring… eventually an informative, interesting and elegant lenticular installation was born.  Truly an exciting and beautiful installation exploring some of the implications of “Undectability”. 

The installation is slated for launch the first week of October in the following four NYPL Branches: 
Jefferson Market Library 
Hunt’s Point Library
St. George Library Center
Hamilton Grange Library

… and I am so excited, I just cant hide it …

We put in place a web component here on tumblr to help facilitate the discussion we hope to instigate:  whatisundetectable

I thought I might revisit this and gauge people’s interest by posting one of the early animated gifs I created for the project (to inspire discourse). 
 
With the global implication of increased criminalization of HIV / AIDS and HIV stigma permeating local legislature, I felt this was a compelling topic.

What does “Undetectable” mean to you?



From the “What is Undectable,” tumblr page

whatisundetectable

What Is Undetectable?
A Call for Contributions.
Qué es Indetectabillidad?
Esta es una convocatoria para las contribuciones.



What Is Undetectable? A call for articles, opinions, personal stories, visual art, and other content that seeks to explore this question as well as how we relate to undetectability as sero-negative/positive/undetectable people.
Given undetectability’s fluidly-defined nature in tandem with socioeconomic barriers severely limiting access, and the varying levels of acknowledgement regarding effective treatment … understandably we may have many different relationships to “undetectability”.
A wide variety of perspectives are sought.
Suggested topics include: storytelling of personal experiences; undetectability & stigma; the pharmaceutical industry, profit & undetectability; undetectability & medical autonomy; transmission rates & risk reduction; undetectability & cruising; racial & class barriers [in relation] to undetectability.
We welcome contributions that explore the intersection of undetectability with other issues or topics besides these as well.
Contributions can be submitted directly via whatisundetectable, either anonymously or with your “name” attached.
Contributions can also be emailed to whatisundetectable@gmail.com
whatisundetectable
What Is Undetectable?
I was thrilled to participate in the “Undetectable Collective” collaboration between NYPL & Visual AIDS … Together we developed and designed an installation for four NYPL branches … more information on this to follow in the days to come…
Here is the introduction for the NYPL’s original call for artists…
In conjunction with the WHY WE FIGHT: Remembering AIDS Activism exhibition, The New York Public Library will be hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities. The Library is putting out a call for artists, writers, and activists to participate in the project.”
There were 15 of us and we met over several weeks creating and debating and exploring… eventually an informative, interesting and elegant lenticular installation was born.  Truly an exciting and beautiful installation exploring some of the implications of “Undectability”. 
The installation is slated for launch the first week of October in the following four NYPL Branches: 

Jefferson Market Library 

Hunt’s Point Library

St. George Library Center

Hamilton Grange Library

… and I am so excited, I just cant hide it …
We put in place a web component here on tumblr to help facilitate the discussion we hope to instigate:  whatisundetectable
I thought I might revisit this and gauge people’s interest by posting one of the early animated gifs I created for the project (to inspire discourse).
 
With the global implication of increased criminalization of HIV / AIDS and HIV stigma permeating local legislature, I felt this was a compelling topic.
What does “Undetectable” mean to you?

From the “What is Undectable,” tumblr page
whatisundetectable
What Is Undetectable?
A Call for Contributions.
Qué es Indetectabillidad?
Esta es una convocatoria para las contribuciones.

What Is Undetectable? A call for articles, opinions, personal stories, visual art, and other content that seeks to explore this question as well as how we relate to undetectability as sero-negative/positive/undetectable people.

Given undetectability’s fluidly-defined nature in tandem with socioeconomic barriers severely limiting access, and the varying levels of acknowledgement regarding effective treatment … understandably we may have many different relationships to “undetectability”.

A wide variety of perspectives are sought.

Suggested topics include: storytelling of personal experiences; undetectability & stigma; the pharmaceutical industry, profit & undetectability; undetectability & medical autonomy; transmission rates & risk reduction; undetectability & cruising; racial & class barriers [in relation] to undetectability.

We welcome contributions that explore the intersection of undetectability with other issues or topics besides these as well.

Contributions can be submitted directly via whatisundetectable, either anonymously or with your “name” attached.

Contributions can also be emailed to whatisundetectable@gmail.com

whatisundetectable

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I had such a transformative, wonderful time in Vermont visiting the Shady Lady Grove, preparing, celebrating (& recovering from) the wonderous wedding of Meredith & Trees-ah. The garden, the stream, the magic, the grrls… so many good people, was it all a dream? During most of the defore, during and after, I was running around… but found some time to snap some quiet pictures.

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Bestowing the Blessings of Water at the wedding of Meredith Muse & Trees-ah 
photo by Emma Rowe  [ instagramed ]

Bestowing the Blessings of Water at the wedding of Meredith Muse & Trees-ah
photo by Emma Rowe [ instagramed ]

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Just finished a magical meandering trip traversing the coast of Maine with my beautiful, couragous cousins Kendra and Jinx. We spent time on the sailboat Mimi Rose with gracious Colin, Anne and Pepper (and the effervescent Maye). It was a wondrous time of exploration and discovery, community and comrades.
The sea is such a magical, mysterious place… perhaps I hear her calling in the dawn; as to what awaits, only She might tell.