The BOI DOC
Join Us In Redefining Masculinity
Watch these important conversations by Transgender, GNC, & Queer Masculine-of-Center folx and join us in creating a new definition of masculinity.
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We are currently booking for Winter 2018 & Spring 2019. Click here to contact us.
About the Film
Me&MyBois is a collective of masculine of centered people creating media outlets for LGBTQ people of color. With the increase in suicide attempts, particularly among young LGBTQ people of color, along with the increase of violence towards Trans Women and Men of color; it is the goal of Me&MyBois to provide visibility and resources for this community to combat the negative stereotypes perpetuated in households, workplaces, classrooms, public restrooms as well as mainstream media. THE BOI DOC utilizes dialogue to break the silence created by racism, sexism, gender expression insensitivity, heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
It is our belief that when people are shown images of people they can relate to or see positive and productive members of society who look or live like them, they will aspire to do the same, but even more they’ll see the humanity of the people whose story they’re hearing and see their own humanity reflected back. Furthermore, we believe when people see themselves reflected in the media, whether someone looks like them or is experiencing a similar situation, they not only feel accepted, but also affirmed and empowered. It is the goal of Me&MyBois to empower and motivate the marginalized people of the LGBTQ community and people of color through documentary style narrative interviews curated in THE BOI DOC.
Me&MyBois has been working diligently and independently gathering the stories of Masculine or Masculine of Center identified LGBTQ people of color who have very different experiences but share similar stories of survival and success in an effort to motivate, affirm and redefine masculinity. Me&MyBois has built their social network presence and interactions facilitating a global “boi” community, THE BOI DOC has connected bois from Vancouver to New Orleans and London to Seattle.
THE BOI DOC is an artistic manifestation of our desire to add our honest, uniquely provocative, and eloquent narratives about gender and gender expression through the Masculine and Masculine of Center queer voice of the people of the African diaspora to the world.
Poetry Workshops & Features
Evolve has several hours of workshop experience and as a workshop leader believes in supporting writers to find themselves and what they are offering to the reader in their writing. Evolve offers an array of workshops including: QTPOC Writing Circles, Writing Persona Poetry, How to write your first poem?, Writing about identity and its intersections.
Social Justice Education
Evolve is a social justice educator and has over seven years of experience working with universities, non-profits agencies and organizations on building knowledge about diversity, equity and inclusion. While this work is important, Evolve realizes the importance of not only "teaching" diversity and inclusion but providing closed spaces for those who have been harmed, oppressed and unseen by these organizations to heal. Here are some of their offerings:
Intersectionality and Unconscious Bias
The Art of being an Unrepresented Student: Navigating Imposter Syndrome
Building a work ritual
Navigating conversations with your students in the Trump Era
Black Love and Empowerment: The Healer of Anti-Blackness on College Campuses
Black Healing as Art
QTPOC Healing as Art
QTPOC Wellness: The Act of being "Well"
*Custom training and healing spaces can be cultivating by Evolve
Keynote Address & Motivational Speaker
Have the theme for your next Lavender Graduation or need a keynote to rock your conference opening?
We all have gifts, talents and capacities that make us valuable. Yet, often times these skills are stagnant or unseen because we don’t know how to tap into our ability to perform consistently at a high level. Peak Performance is about energy, health, habit, and motivation. Evolve Benton is a speaker in the field of Peak Performance. With an unmatched ability to make complex performance tactics simple and easy to implement, Evolve will design a presentation catered to your organization’s needs to ensure that everyone is achieving at their highest level. When a person is harmed or department is harmed its also important to acknowledge that a build a space where everyone is motivated to heal and show up as authentic as possible.
Evolve delivers empowering, fun, value-packed presentations that drive meaningful outcomes for audiences. Evolve is the perfect blend of social justice, and practical strategy. Every presentation is customized to create the best possible impact, combining engaging stories, riveting visuals, and packed-full of valuable takeaways that the audience can use immediately to see a positive change in their lives.
Evolve has collaborated as a speaker, facilitator or curator for the following organizations.