There is still so much more education, awareness, and diversity that needs to be represented and seen through mainstream media about Queer and Trans lives. I’m passionate about continuing to create “conscious media” that focuses on authentic representations of Queer and Trans living from empowered and integrated perspectives. As a Queer/Trans filmmaker, I’m all too aware of who is telling our stories. It is so vital for Queer and Trans artists, writers, and filmmakers to be the one’s sharing our own lives and experiences from perspectives that aren’t sensationalized, objectified, or purely for profit.
As a Queer/Trans filmmaker who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Queer/Trans cinema and history, there currently isn’t a documentary in existence that represents Trans and/or Queer identified yoga teachers exploring the intersection of yoga and these identities. Queering Yoga is an intimate portrait about the Queer/Trans yoga movement.
It is so important for empowered and integrated Queer and Trans lives to be represented in media. It’s time to take our stories into our own hands and hearts and make media about them. Queering Yoga will continue the conversation about Queer and Trans people from an empowered perspective. Queering Yoga explores the intersection of yoga and identity with groundbreaking representation of diverse perspectives from Queer/Trans yoga teachers, made by Queer/Trans filmmakers!
The ancient, Indian origins of yoga are honored and appreciated by the filmmakers and participants of Queering Yoga. Queering Yoga is the continuation of that ancient practice into the hearts and lives of Queer, Trans, Allies, and POC living in the Western world.
As a white (Eastern European Jew, a quarter Mexican, and a quarter German), Queer/Trans individual living in the U.S., I have questioned my purpose in the Queer yoga movement through my own meditations; I've confided in trusted healers, and I offer my intention for this project: To serve in the highest interest of all.