and we lost hundreds of members.
Quotes from the documentary
Alyssa St. Clair, performer, I couldn't help anyone.
Kevin Omni, "Ball" educator/activist, I lost over 400 of my friends.
Octavia St. Laurent, performer, HIV is not AIDS, it is not harmful unless you make it.
Marcel Christian*, "Ball" historian, not only did I loose a lot of friends, I lost a lot of clients.
Derryck Labeija, Hair Designer, I was devastated, voguing with my friends and they are not there anymore.
Harmonica Sunbeam, performer, use protection at all times, you never know if they tell you the truth.
Jose Xtravaganza, choreographer and dancer for Madonna, people were dieing all around me.
Kevin Aviance, # 1 Billboard dance artist, .....aaaahhhhhmmmm...., he was speechless.
Ricky Revlon, performer, if you eat right and take your medication, you will be alright.
Kenny Ebony*, health educator, it is not over until it's over and it is not over yet.
AIDS and Harlem: Which will Survive?
The Purpose Lounge @ Chashama
Harlem Studios and Gallery 2/21/09
World AIDS Day Dec 1, 2007
A & U Magazine December 2006
POZ Magazine Online 2003
POZ Magazine - December, 2002
Dec 1, 2007 THE NY AIDS FILM FESTIVAL
Dec 1, 2007 WORLD AIDS DAY, NY
Octavia St. Laurent
Members we lost to HIV and AIDS
the makers of this award winning & groundbreaking How Do I Look documentary.
How Do I Look is used for education by university students, women study groups, alternative lifestyles, AIDS organizations,
churches, libraries, festivals, black prides, the straight community, trans youth, celebrities, Performance as Intervention, Ballroom Culture in Mainstream Media, politicians, youth organizations & community based institutions for:
HIV/AIDS hope messages
Student studies, thesis & research
The impact of loosing an entire leadership
10 years of the making of this documentary
Capturing the History & Legacy of the "Ball" culture
The impact of the "Crack Baby" generation on the "Ball" community
The art of the dance vogue & the improvisational performance art form
Why not-for profits have hi-jacked and are manipulating the "Ball" economics
The battle on the Catwalk for "Ball" status, trophies & CASH Grand Prize
How can we empower ourselves artistically without selling out
How to protect & nurture the natural artistic progression
Transgender issues & health education
How Do I Look from the Arts in Education point of view
Transparency by the director, teaching community empowerment
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