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The Aché Project Exhibit – Lesbian.com

The Aché Project Exhibit – Lesbian.com

Black Lesbian Archives Presents: The Aché Project Exhibit. February 20th – March 28th, 2021! We will be discussing the rich herstory of The Aché Project also how we can bridge connections between each other within and beyond our own communities. Stay tuned! Flyer by Kru Maekdo @maekdoproductions#blacklesbianarchives #aché#exhibition #BLAACHE2021

EVENT SCHEDULE
February 20, 2021: The ACHE Project Virtual Exhibit Opening @ 4PM EST
February 21, 2021: The ACHE Project Panel Discussion @ 4PM EST
February 27, 2021: BLA Mobile Herstory Bus Campaign Presentation @ 4PM EST
March 5, 2021: The Origin of Your ACHE & Yoruba Spirituality Panel Discussion @ 4PM EST
March 13, 2021: The Berlin Years 1984 – 1992 Film Screening @ 1PM EST
March 14, 2021: The Berlin Years 1984 – 1992 Panel Discussion @ 4PM EST
March 20 & (Archival Workshop) 27th: TBA

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Baopu #81: The Ache Has No Name

Baopu #81: The Ache Has No Name


In a three panel soft water color, first we we close ups of people in a populated city by their close feet walking together, then we see a variety of people of different ages, genders, and races in face masks. Finally we see a green plant bursting through the cold concrete and Yao is writing in their notebook. Throughout these images is the following poem: " Every single one of us wants to scream, wants to dream, wants to reach that soft, whispering ache behind the iron-clad core and breathe — even if just for a second. The ache has no name."

Yao Xiao

Yao Xiao is a China-born illustrator based in New York City. Yao Xiao creates artwork depicting a poetic visual world where complex concepts and human emotions are examined, amplified, and given physical form.

Her work has helped people all over the globe connect at unique moments, from the celebration of the 20 Year Anniversary of the SXSW Interactive Festival, to the grand release of pop singer Katy Perry’s single ‘Dark Horse.’ She has created deeply emotional and beautiful graphics for editorial print publications, pop music record covers, concert posters and book covers.

Yao Xiao’s serialized comic Baopu currently runs monthly on Autostraddle. It is an original comic exploring the nuances in searching for identities, connections and friendships through the fictional life of a young, queer emigrant.

Baopu stands for ‘holding simplicity,’ a Taoist ideal of wishing to return to a simpler state.

Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or her website.

Yao has written 84 articles for us.