Running the Streets with French Graffiti Artist, Mademoiselle Kat

November 2013

Mademoiselle Kat (www.mademoisellek.net) doesn’t reject the masculine—she just paints over it. A female graffiti artist originally from Toulouse, France, Kat works hard to give women a place in the big city. “The city is so male,”she says.“A lot of architecture is male and the city needs a feminine sense for me. I want the city …

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Artist, Activist & Politician: San Francisco’s Debra Walker

November 2013

When artist Debra Walker moved to San Francisco in 1981, she found an affordable space at Developing Environments, a 36-studio live/work artist co-op and San Francisco’s first legal artist residence. And she’s been there ever since, surrounded on all sides by painters, sound artists and circus artists. Walker’s live/work space has allowed her to survive …

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Those Who Play Together, Stay Together

November 2009

When asked what her week looks like, Kaki Marshall replies without a hint of irony: “Mondays and Thursdays I have drag king practice with the River City Riders, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays I work in a government meth lab. No, seriously.” That leaves Kaki Marshall Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to plan Portland, Ore.’s most kick-ass lesbian …

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