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Raising Voices!

Raising Voices! Story

Redefining QPOC Visibility

Through preserving and uncovering the history queer and trans people of color musicians we aspire to counteract the micro-aggressions we face due to bigotry perpetuated in the media. In using participatory research, collecting oral histories, participating in community outreach, and uncovering archival footage, for our documentary series, we will create a relevant an accurate reference for our community. It is understood that those closest to the story have the best ability to tell it. Imagine how drastically a story would differ if the people behind the lens share the same identities with those in front of the camera. It would lead to a more truthful and riveting representation. This is the inspiration behind “D-town Sound” by Raising Voices!.