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ACD Collective's blog contributions
Feb 11th
ACHA BACHA by Bilal Baig (Theatre Passe Muraille/Buddies in Bad Times). Runs at TPM Mainspace (16 Ryerson) till February 18. $17-$38.
Black and white photo of a dark-skinned south asian genderqueer person wearing a jewellery head piece, septum ring with a chain to their ear, and a necklace. They have black hair and dark brown eyes.
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Jan 6th
The collective is committed to archiving and documenting our process and learnings.
background image with green, yellow and pink waves with text overlay saying 'how we got here'
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Jan 6th
The collective is committed to archiving and documenting our process and learnings.
Why written in pink text with the a colour deep logo beside it
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Jun 23rd
Interview with brOWN//out curator, Anu Radha Verma, discussing all things brOWN//out, Pride, and the south asian stage
Anu Radha Verma, a racialized woman with bleached blonde hair and a dark undercut has her back to the camera, while she faces a Zoltar arcade machine. Anu Radha is wearing a purple hoodie, and carrying a brightly coloured tote bag. The Zoltar machine features some sort of spiritual or mystic figure whose hand is floating above a white opaque orb. Anu Radha is focused on Zoltar because Big, the Tom Hanks film from 1988 is her favourite film of all time.
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Jan 30th
Dear All,
ACD image in the background with in solidarity against islamophobia written and #QuebecMosqueAttack #NoMuslimBan #NoBanNoWall
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Oct 19th
a colour deep & brOWN//out presentGlow: a cabaretBuddies in Bad Times Theatre- Cabaret Space
graphic image of stage with a wooden floor and curtains, everything covered in a pink light. Text across the stage reads a colour deep and brOWN//out present...Glow: a cabaret. A night of performances and art
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Jul 19th
We, at the QSAY Collective, are firmly in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLM-TO) and wholeheartedly support the demands made to Pride Toronto.
a colour deep logo colours in background - green, yellow and pink in waves. article heading on top of image saying in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Toronto and #BlackLivesMatter #PrideisPolitical under it
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Apr 10th
Never posted/feel weird about posting on a blog? Have doubts that you’re not good enough to contribute? Here’s some frequent concerns or worries that we’ve heard from queer, trans south asians.
a colour deep logo colours in background - green, yellow and pink in waves. article heading on top of image
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Apr 3rd
We're very excited to share the video from our ACD launch event where participants shared their thoughts and feelings about the project! We encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings in the comments below.
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Nov 15th
Two questions that we've been asked a bunch of times. The short answers are:  maybe? a platform for you to connect   Now you have more questions right? 
a poster promoting a colour deep with text saying online space by and for queer and trans south asians visible in magenta. below it is a green box with feel, share, connect visible along with some smaller text that is not fully visible. a cat with white fur and some blank fur on his ears and half his face is looking down at the poster
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Oct 25th
Join us Thursday, Nov. 5 to celebrate the launch of a colour deep! This event is open to community members, service providers and friends :)
a pink curtain like graphic with white confetti on it and text saying celebrate the launch of a colour deep
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Oct 24th
The QSAY Collective sat down (over food) to talk about how it feels to be so close to our launch. We talked about our hopes, fears and messages about the space.
picture from above of a table with 4 plates of food, 2 cups of coffee, a tea and orange juice. The place have scrambled eggs, potatoes and mac and cheese pancakes.
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ACD Collective's active conversations
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last reply by cm - Sep 21st:
In order to continue learning and challenge my own anti-Black, casteist, colourist, and other bigoted beliefs I've likely grown up with, I've been doing some reading about anti-Blackness within South Asian communities, as well as trying to learn a
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last reply by ACD Collective - Aug 16th:
A colour deep is a place for queer and trans south asians but what does this really mean? We aren't completely sure but we know that our communities are more than geographical places, identities, languages or cultures.
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last reply by kumari - Aug 2nd:
I'm really excited to continue to slow down and spend more time with friends.
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last reply by Ahmad - Jun 26th:
Looking back and thinking about this, I like that there is more visibility of transfolks but at the same time, I don't like it.
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last reply by Ahmad - Jun 26th:
I've never been too keen on Pride. I feel as if it's a little too "out there" for me. I guess with it being Ramadan the last few Pride's, I've never really thought about going.
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last reply by Bilal - Jun 7th:
Wow! That sounds almost too good to be true, haha! Will definitely check this movie out.
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last reply by Berkha - May 3rd:
Really like foxville and I hadn't heard of them before so thanks! some more illustration-based folks i like:
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last reply by kumari - May 3rd:
i've thought alot of about visibility and survival and activist work. i'm still learning about the context in bangladesh and in anywhere other than the GTA really.
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last reply by Ahmad - Apr 19th:
I work in a very male dominated industry and it's pretty common to hear transphobic and homophobic comments. Racism isn't too bad at least from what I can tell.