August 27: Queer Open Mic with Josh Healey

We all have something we believe in, right? We believe in love, joy, laughter. We believe in the healing powers of chicken soup or gluten free vegan organic tempeh vindaloo. We believe in sunshine and late nights and mist in the morning.

We believe in our own beauty, but sometimes we forget. And the only thing to do, when you’ve forgotten your own wonderfulosity, is to pack yourself up and roll on out to the Mission, to take part in the celebration of personality, personhood and queerness that is Queer Open Mic. Because we’re not just celebrating words or love or queerness. We’re celebrating ourselves, and each other, and we’re celebrating you.

So take hold of your heart, strap on your shoes, and come join us this month and share a bit about what it is that you believe. (Our feature this month believes in bagels; now who doesn’t agree with that?)

Josh Healy Queer Open Mic Flyer

About Josh Healey

Josh Healey is a writer, educator, and community organizer who believes in laughter, liberation, and the power of a good bagel. He is the author of Hammertime: Poems and Possibilities (OMAI/First Wave Press). Born and raised in Washington, DC, Healey has performed, taught, and led political workshops at universities, high schools, and conferences across the country. Speaking truth to power while inciting riots of uncontrollable joy, Healey has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and Al-Jazeera. Healey currently lives in Oakland, CA and works with Youth Speaks to empower young artists and activists across the Bay Area and the country. Find out more about him at:

Queer Open Mic featuring Josh Healey!
Friday, August 27, 2010
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street (at 20th) in San Francisco

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