The Femme Playlist & I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me

By Catherine Hernandez

The Femme Playlist & I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me
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From masturbation to motherhood, body shaming to burlesque, Catherine Hernandez reveals the reality of living as a queer woman of colour. Set to the music of her life, The Femme Playlist shows what it’s like to be sexy and proud, slutty and loud, queer and brown.I Cannot Lie ... Read more


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From masturbation to motherhood, body shaming to burlesque, Catherine Hernandez reveals the reality of living as a queer woman of colour. Set to the music of her life, The Femme Playlist shows what it’s like to be sexy and proud, slutty and loud, queer and brown.I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me is an around-the-campfire guide to mourning and healing for women of colour, written after Hernandez and her daughter left an abusive relationship. As a group of women share their stories around a campfire, they pray for each other and give as much strength as their bodies will allow.

Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez is a writer and theatre practitioner. As a past columnist for the National Post and the former head of Factory Theatreâ??s Education/Outreach/Publicity program, she has also worked as a marketer/publicist/educator for Native Earth Performing Arts, Theatre Passe Muraille, bcurrent, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, and others. Singkil, which premiered as part of Factory Theatreâ??s 2006/07 season, has garnered seven Dora Mavor Moore award nominations, including Best New Play, Independent Division. She is currently working on her newest play, Kilt Pins, and presenting her one-woman puppet show, Eating With Lola.

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“It is so refreshing to see a woman celebrate her sexuality on stage while actively resisting the oppressive gazes that would objectify her doing so.” —Jeremy Gardiner, Mooney on Theatre

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