Ep. 2 Drag

Ep. 2 Drag

Ft. Joss Barton

Joss Barton and Treasure Shields Redmond met at a poetry reading at Goodie House, a St. Louis intersectional literary scene serving truth, fire, love and free wine and snacks. Treasure was blown away by this fierce, beautiful Latinx woman, and they have been friends ever since. Join us for a kitchen table chat about growing up queer and adopted in rural Missouri, fashion and political expression, and how the queer imagination liberates its damn self.

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Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis. She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press' Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation's Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition artist for Nine Network's 2015 Public Media Commons Artist Showcase and is also an alumni of the Regional Arts Commission's Community Arts Training Institute. Her work has been published by Ethica Press, Vice Magazine, HIV Here & Now, LOCUSTS: A Post-Queer Nation Zine, and Vetch Poetry: A Transgender Poetry Journal. Her first book, An Ozark Rainbow, a forthcoming collection of poetry and prose will be published in 2017 by Indolent Books.