From masturbation to motherhood, body shaming to burlesque, Catherine Hernandez reveals the reality of living as a queer woman of colour. Set to the music of her life, The Femme Playlist shows what it’s like to be sexy and proud, slutty and loud, queer and brown.
I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me is an around-the-campfire guide to mourning and healing for women of colour, written after Hernandez and her daughter left an abusive relationship. As a group of women share their stories around a campfire, they pray for each other and give as much strength as their bodies will allow.
Catherine Hernandez is a theatre practitioner and award-winning author. Her novel, Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press), won the Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award; was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, and the Edmund White Award; and was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. Her children’s book, M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book, is published by Flamingo Rampant. Her other plays include Singkil and Kilt Pins. She is currently Artistic Director of b current performing arts.
“It is so refreshing to see a woman celebrate her sexuality on stage while actively resisting the oppressive gazes that would objectify her doing so.” —Jeremy Gardiner, Mooney on Theatre