UTTh!nk with PrideEventsRegistration for the FYI program

Registration for the FYI program

Giving intersex experiences the spotlight: the FYI program

What can you tell us about intersex people? Many abbreviations are used to try to capture the varied and colourful group that is the queer community, sometimes LGBTQIA+. As Th!nk with Pride UT, we are actively creating space in the queer community, but for this event we want to put the spotlight on the I: intersex people. With the intersex flag (purple ring in yellow frame) now sometimes being part of the rainbow flag, it’s certainly time to learn more.

Join us at the showing of the FYI program! This collaboration sprouted in Amsterdam by three artists, they tell their stories through theatre, dance, and a mini-documentary. There will be time for questions at a panel discussion. We cordially invite you on the 17th of March to the Vrijhof at the University of Twente campus, to get inspired by the FYI program and ask all questions you have about intersex people, issues, and experiences. If you wish to join, registration below would be much appreciated.

This is an open event, everyone is welcome, queer and ally! Whether you work or study at the UT, Saxion, live at any random village in Twente, feel free to join!

Preliminary program

  • 14:00 → walk-in at the Vrijhof Foyer
  • 14:30 – 16:30 → FYI program at the Vrijhof Amphitheatre
  • 16:30 and onwards → drinks and time for a chat/ time to connect/ reflect

Registration

If you wish to attend, registering would be much appreciated. 

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About the performers/performances

Marleen Hendrickx (she/her) is a theatre-maker, performer, dancer and intersex activist. She made the personal solo X Y I and the group performance X Y WE, about her intersex experience and that of her actors, with which she is currently touring the country. In doing so, they perform not only in theatres, but also in hospitals, schools and other social institutions. With her work, she tries to contribute to the emancipation of intersex persons in the Netherlands and Belgium. 

Sharan Bala (she/they) is an artist, documentary filmmaker and intersex activist. Her work engages with the medical institutions that have medicalised her healthy intersex body. Using her experience in her multimedia performative installations and sculptures, she questions power structures, the medical gaze and medical, political and social conceptions of gender. With the aim of creating space and awareness for intersex experiences within our society. 

Girl-boy mix is a short documentary about Wen Long, a nine-year-old intersex child. Why is it so important to be a boy or a girl? Wen Long gets to choose how she goes through life. She has not undergone any medical procedures. She is happy about that but she also wonders: where do I belong?