Sunday, June 19, 2011
Coco Riot is a tough, smart, and charming organizer and artist who is currently based in Montreal. Coco's work often deals with issues related to gender, and migration, racism, and queerness (and lots of other stuff). Coco started making comics when they had read all the comics they could find.
Coco and I have met, as friendly acquaintances through all sorts of mutual friends and community events in Montreal, Halifax and Toronto, but rarely have Coco had the opportunity to have good in-depth conversations.
This is a great conversation I am so excited to share with you. We talked mostly about two of Coco's newest projects, Llueven Queers and This is About Having an Accent.
To hear the interview, post this address in your browser: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/4332-1-cocoriotcomplete.mp3
Check out Coco's work, at http://cocoriot.com/
My good friend Tara Michelle Ziniuk introduced me to Wise Daughters, and Mary Breen who started and runs the shop back in the fall of 2010. Its the best craft shop I've been in Toronto so far. Believe me, she has really great stuff!
I had the fantastic opportunity to interview Mary about how Wise Daughters got started. To my surprise me and Mary have more in common than I realized. She's worked for many non profits and she has an interest in activist archiving. How cool is that?
Listen to this interview by pasting the link below into your browser.
Check out Wise Daughters' website at:
Oh! and PS: the knitted felt in the photo above is Mary's work! so dreamy.