Current Residents

Ari Schill (they/he/she), is a gender-expansive writer, educator and publishing fellow, floating between Portland, OR and the Bay Area. Their poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in Stellium Literary Magazine and Alchemist. He strives to amplify the voices and stories of BlacQT people and adoptees. She is committed to cultivating meaningful connections with like-minded creatives. Ari enjoys dancing, riding their bike and reading speculative fiction. 

As a BlacQT person, it was incredibly challenging to find other BlacQT people who had had surgery. My project with 2727 is interviews with BlacQT people discussing their experiences with having top surgery. The interviews will then be compiled into a zine, which will live as a resource guide including types of procedures, recovery tips and tricks and interviews from BlacQTs who have gone had the procedure to help them step into themselves.  These interviews cover surgery logistics, the multitude of feelings one has during, before and after their procedure and their individual recovery process. With interviewees ranging from Oakland to Brooklyn, Boston to Mexico City, this resource guide will answer questions, offer insight and create an archive of the BlacQT's interviewed. For those starting their top surgery journey and not sure where to turn for guidance, this zine will be a great resource. 

Open call for BlacQT people interested in being interview for a BlacQT Top Surgery zine!
If you or someone you know are interested, please email Ari at [email protected]

Past Events

  1. BLACK FEAST: IT CANNOT BE CONTAINED WITH YÉTUNDÉ OLAGBJU

    Sunday, April 25, 2021
    6PM-9PM
  2. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, July 4, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  3. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, June 27, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  4. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, June 20, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  5. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, June 13, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  6. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, June 6, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  7. Artist Talk: Salimatu Amabebe

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    6-7pm
  8. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, May 23, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  9. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, May 16, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  10. Black Feast

    Sunday, May 10, 2020
    6:30-9:30pm
  11. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, May 9, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  12. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, May 2, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  13. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, April 25, 2020
    2:30-5:30PM
  14. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, April 18, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  15. Tea and Toast

    Saturday, March 7, 2020
    2:30-5:30pm
  16. Poetry Club

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    Oct 30, 3:30pm-5:30pm
  17. Poetry Club

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Oct 23, 3:30pm-5:30pm
  18. Path of Unspecified Things

    A Guide on Collaboration Between Blind and Sighted Artists
    Monday, October 14, 2019
    October 14th, 7pm
  19. Poetry Reading with Kayla Ephros, Gin Hart and Emily Stebbins

    Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Oct 12, 7pm
  20. The Gate Opens!

    No School Gatemakers
    Sunday, May 26, 2019
    4:45
  21. Sunday Studio: Gatemakers 4

    finishing up!
    Sunday, May 26, 2019
    12pm - 4:45pm
  22. Sunday Studio: Gatemakers 3

    the welding continues
    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    12pm - 5pm
  23. GRAFTING CACTI

    with Graham Landine
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    7pm - 10pm
  24. Sunday Studio: Gatemakers 2

    Welding begins!
    Sunday, May 12, 2019
    10am
  25. Queer Time Travel

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    7:00 - 9:00PM