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Kai Green "It Gets Messy in Here"

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Kai M. Green is a poet, performer, musician, and filmmaker dedicated to bringing the stories of the oppressed to forefront through their art and scholarship. Kai was born and raised in Oakland, California. Kai completed their B.A. in American Studies with a minor in Africana Studies at Williams College in 2007. Kai's dissertation engages the stories and histories of Black Queer Los Angeles. Kai’s short documentary entitled, "It Gets Messy in Here" explores the intersections of race, gender and sexuality via the experiences of transgender men and Masculine of Center women of color.

“It Gets Messy in Here” explores the gendered experiences of non-normative LBGT women of color must navigate when using the public restroom. Through in depth interviews with her subjects she injects honesty, humor, self-reflection, and public accountability into transgender discourse on acceptance within society. This hour long film is a must see for anyone who wants to recognize and improve their perspective on gender relations, homophobia, and social expectations.