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Queer Relations is a shorts program: multiple films are part of this screening, with a total runtime of 70 minutes, plus a Q&A following the film program.

Q&A with Karleen Jimenez + Barb Taylor, facilitated by Frank Nasca

KARLEEN PENDLETON JIMÉNEZ is Co-director and Screenwriter of The Butch and the Baby Daddy. She is the author of Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes and The Street Belongs to Us, as well as Lambda Literary Award finalists Are You a Boy or a Girl? and How to Get a Girl Pregnant (the original content on which this short is based). Her work has been recognized by the American Library Association and the Vice Versa Awards for Excellence in the Gay and Lesbian Press. Her films include Butch Coyolxauhqui, Dancing on a Rainbow, and the award-winning animated film Tomboy. She has written about filmmaking in essays such as, “The Making of a Queer Latina Cartoon: Pedagogies of Border, Body, and Home,” and “The Weight of Queerness: Reflections on a Digital Storytelling Project”. She is professor of education, gender, and social justice at Trent University.  


Barb Taylor creates animated films and digital stories. Barb is currently working on her first animated feature, Queen Maeve based on a legendary queer Irish leader. As Co-director of the animated short The Butch and the Baby Daddy, she led visual development and animation. Previous to that she created a hand painted animated short Bobbi and Sheelagh about a lesbian who meets a mythological creature. This film screened at Tricky Women Animation in Vienna and Fairytales in Calgary among others. Barb’s film Tomboy exploring gender expression was the recipient of the CBC Canadian Reflection Award and Inside Out Up and Coming Artist Award among others. A digital storyteller, she received the Corus Innovation Award for a tween online radio station and is a Webby Honoree for the CBC Massey Lectures’ website Blood the Stuff of Life.