The Bedside Table Archives is a curatorial project that explores the intimate domestic cultures of lesbian and queer women through conversation and photography.
The project was launched in July 2013, and the initial phase included 10 sessions with 11 women. Additional sessions are planned and more content will be added as it is captured.
Photos are not manipulated with any editing software except in the case that identifying data, such as banking information or private contact information, has been inadvertently included. In this case, the information has been obscured.
Audio recordings of our full convesations will be made available in the near future.
Please contact me if you would like to participate in the project or would like more information about the Bedside Table Archives.
You can read about the Bedside Table Archives in Radical History Review, Issue 120.
Coach House Books. Drawing on contributions from over 60 writers, artists, academics and activists, Any Other Way offers an eclectic local history of queer Toronto, from the shadows and alleys of Toronto the Good to the LGBTQ and QPOC communities that have continued to transform the city since the 1960s. Any Other Way includes stories about bars, shared houses, raids, public spaces, performers, activists, and parades, as well as a generous selection of photo essays, archival images and ephemera. I serve on the editorial team for this spring 2017 publication.
The LGBTQ Digital Collaboratory. The Collaboratory is a 5-year SSHRC-funded project led by Dr. Elspeth Brown at the University of Toronto - Mississauga. The purpose of the project is to bring together 200+ oral histories from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s and develop a digital repository to house these records and make them available to the broader public. From 2014-2015, I served the Collaboratory as the Digital Archivist. In this capacity, I led the development of a digital stewardship strategy to digitize, preserve and make accessible oral histories and supplemental records.
Photograph credits: Courtesy of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
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