4. Oral Herstorian - Tiona M., Multimedia Artist of Black Social Realism
Tiona McClodden set out to document a part of black herstory this year with the production of the feature-length documentary film, Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project. Through nearly a dozen candid profiles of black lesbian elders (ranging in age from their 60s to their 80s) and accompanied by archival footage and personal ephemera, McClodden, the executive producer and director of the award-winning feature-length documentary, black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent, determines to “reveal rare images of black lesbian life and history…and also [to] bring to light a number of black lesbian underground movements [in order to solidify] a black lesbian presence within overall American black history.” (Currently, McClodden and her producer Lisa C. Moore are touring the USA to both screen their extant work and also to continue interviewing black lesbian elders. For more information, check out their Indiegogo page or their Facebook page.)
***thanks to VelvetPark for including me on this list. Some real heavyweights on there!