La Otra Taller Nepantla seeks to reimagine the dissemination of resources for lgbtqia+ Bipoc creatives of underrepresented genders; to include trans women, cis women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise discriminated, by hosting writers, artists and healers for the first of a lifelong, biennial, one-month, creative residency for retreat, healing, research, and creation. Without the guilt, microaggressions, stress, financial strain and distraction often found in residencies, institutions of learning, in the workplace and even in our own homes, a small group of practitioners will reside together in a shared long-term vision that seeks to eradicate racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia and the “gatekeeper” model found in too many creative residency programs and creative professional circles around the globe. La Taller will take place in South Texas, and will serve as a solitary time for each creative to nurture a current individual project while also gaining the constructive feedback and professional and spiritual support of their Taller-Cohort, for a lifetime and beyond.
La Otra Taller Nepantla will take place in February of 2021 and continue on biennially with the support of community donations and animo. 2021 Nepantleras being awarded participation in the Inaugural residency are Ceiba Ili, Reb Mari, Alexandra Nichole Salazar, Natalia "Queen Paz" Glenn, Anel I. Flores, Brandy Garcia and Aminah. Residency will take place along an estuary of the Laguna Madre, under the blue skies of South Texas and among the songs of the chachalacas.
If you are interested in supporting the legacy of artists working through the vibras de Gloria E. Anzaldúa, please venmo Anel at @anelflores Your support will go directly toward supporting future lgbtqia+ Bipoc creatives of underrepresented genders; to include trans women, cis women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise discriminated creatives in residency at La Otra Taller Nepantla.
Please follow one of Las Otras at her blog as she documents her experience at La Otra Taller Nepantla