Angela’s Pulse Core Artist & Project Manager
Matthew Dicken is a non-binary trans femme storyteller, curator, facilitator, and teaching artist. Their perspective as a cultural worker has been deeply informed by the values of Artists Co-Creating Real Equity (ACRE), a multi-racial group of artists and arts workers committed to organizing for racial justice and unified by the principles of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, as well as her role as a solidarity fundraiser with the anti-incarceration work of queer and trans people of color-led grassroots network F2L and non-profit Sylvia Rivera Law Project. As an administrator, she has worked in programming, marketing, and community outreach roles with PURPOSE Productions, Spaceworks, and Dixon Place. Recent collaborative projects have included Queer Scouts and the TransGenerational Theatre Project (a multigenerational theatre devising workshop for trans & gender non-conforming folx). She conducts interviews with the NYC Trans Oral History Project. Dicken has studied both Hindi and Urdu through the American Institute of Indian Studies (U.S. Department of Education fellowships); during studies in Jaipur and Lucknow, she has written on Indian people’s movements and on a community-based organization of the India HIV/AIDS Alliance’s program for men who have sex with men, transgender, and hijra communities. Their solo performance butyou’reaman or: The Seven Men I Came Out to in India (directed by Arthur Strimling) won an Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance in The New York International Fringe Festival in August 2015. Follow her on Instagram (and become a monthly sustainer of F2L).