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Moonyeka is a sick/disabled Filipinx femme and movement-based storyteller who utilizes art creation, teaching, and organizing to realize a world that honors her communities’ stories in a way that is healing, celebratory, and generative.

Amongst many projects and collaboration Moonyeka continues to facilitate LIL BROWN GIRLS CLUB (a movement-based mentorship program for young g*rls of color),  organized (e)merge: a movement-based healing intensive for dance communities and beyond in September 2019, moves and creates work with Dani Tirrell and The Congregation, and is working on LOOB** — a multi-disciplinary  biomythography/memoir as part of their 2020 Northwest Film Forum x Velocity Dance Center dance film residency.

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Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center’s Youth Arts Program is a guided mentorship program providing a stipend that culminates in a showcase of new performance art for LGBTQ BIPOC youth ages 13-18. The program is led by mentors Naa Akua and Moonyeka.

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Art is the voice, spirit, and conscience of every community and is a vital tool for community reflection, dialogue, and pride. We collaborate with local LGBTQ artists to galvanize an audience for queer arts, foster the development of LGBTQ artists and works, and facilitate accessible artistic excellence. Gay City Arts is committed to presenting challenging, dynamic, and excellent queer art across a wide range of disciplines, including theater, music, dance, film, spoken word, comedy, and literary and visual arts. To learn more, subscribe to the Arts Newsletter.