While We didn't create Our first film until 2014, as an Autistic femme, The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins has always been a curator of moving visual imagery and light shapes/conditions. Imagery and light are Our primary and longest held ways to stim. (Autistic self-stimulatory behaviors or "stimming" help Us to regulate our nervous system.)
REIFIED asks; How do you connect with and channel your Highest and Best Self? And how would you worship at the Altar of Your Own Divinity?
Partially Commissioned by RADAR Productions for their Spring 2021 Ina Festival of Queer AfroFuturism.
Image description: the thumbnail for this film features a light skinnedBlack person'd hand holding a round glass bottle of what looks to be an oil with herbs floating in it, the background is a juicy, super saturated leopard print red textile.
A Queer, Black woman comedically reclaims "Crazy" and makes a perilous climb toward healing. Winner of the 2017 Queer Women of Color Film Festival Audience Choice Award and Boston's Wicked Queer LGBTQ Film Fest Audience Choice Award 2018.
Image Description: The thumbnail for this film is an extreme closeup of TLMVJ's sweaty face. They are a light skinned Black femme with short natural hair. They wear chunky tortoiseshell framed glasses and are looking down, brow furrowed in concentration, as beads of sweat grace their forehead.
Founded in 2008, The Queerly Beloved Festival held at the historic El Rio San Francisco is an annual celebration of Queer/Trans arts and entertainment organized by filmmaker/activist Courtney Trouble.
Image description: TLMVJ (a light skinned Black femme) stands in front of a background full of lush green tropical plants. Their red costume contrasts with the background. They wear a super tall showgirl headdress and are posed with ostrich feather fans in a warn brown fanned behind their head like some sort of exotic brown peacock.
Video by http://www.sexyman.com (Stefan Shagwell).The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins performing her extraordinary brand of burlesque striptease dance on stage for the Starlight Cabaret Drag Queen Show in Atlanta Georgia USA at Piedmont Park during the 40th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Pride festival celebration October 10, 2010.
Image description: The thumbnail for this video features TLMVJ in the middle of a live performance. They are wearing a red sequined gown with gold accents and matching gold gloves with red trim and a glittery red lip.
Black.Queer.Alive. (A podcast Interview Series with Los Angeles entertainer Mimi Tempestt) Episode #19 - The Lady Ms.Vagina Jenkins
The thumbnail for this podcast interview is a simple white text on black background quote from the interview. TLMVJ said " For me language and finding language for experience has always been liberating".
TLMVJ honors the legendary Black burlesque performer, legend and icon Toni Elling in this 2010 performance.
Image description: The thumbnail for this video is a mid-action shot of TLMVJ having taken off their shawl and swinging it. They wear a white gown with a gold floral pattern and a lovely white coque headdress accentuating a long black ponytail fall.
A rare stand up comedy performance from TLMVJ as part of the National Queer Arts Festival's event Brouhaha: QTPOC Activist-Comics Rise Up curated by Micia Mosely and held at the historic San Francisco African American Art and Culture Complex.
Image description: The thumbnail for this video is TLMVJ in mid speech. They are wearing their hair in an elegant updo and wearing a body con dress with a white bodice and black stretchy skirt.