Mar 072013

Yoseñio V. Lewis is presenting Sex and Sexuality from a Trans Perspective. Check out Yoseñio’s bio here.


Yoseñio V. LewisHow do you see yourself as a catalyst for change?

I’m a catalyst for change through being a shit-stirrer…people always want to go back to homeostatis, they want that balance in their lives. If I upset the status of complacency by making them realize things need to change, I have a 50-50 shot the change will happen in the direction I wish it do happen. A lot of people don’t know they’re complacent till it’s pointed out to them. Others have to be drug out of their complaceny. I’m a pretty persuasive person, so change happens!

Who or what was a catalyst for you?

There were/are many people who were/are catalysts for me, but right now my brother Shadow comes to mind. The first day we met he stood up for me and became the best white ally I’ve ever known. He’s made the way much easier for me because he takes on a lot of the silliness for me so I don’t have to deal with it.

Why do you feel it is important to bring the topic of your session, Sex and Sexuality from a Trans Perspective, to CatalystCon East?

It’s important to talk about sexuality from a trans perspective because even today there are people who think our bodies and our sexuality are so foreign, think that they could not possibly be attracted to trans people (though they slobber all over us UNTIL they find out we are trans and then they try to backtrack). Demystification and celebration of our lives, of our bodies is an endless task.

Share one unknown (or little known) fact about yourself.

It’s my goal to ride every rollercoaster in the world, especially ones that go upside down and backwards!

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