Ilyus Evander is a transfem poet/activist based in Providence, RI. She has represented the Providence poetry slam at five national poetry tournaments including Brave New Voices and the National Poetry Slam. She is a two-time finalist at the Capturing Fire Queer Poetry Summit and a 2018 FEMSlam Champion. Her work aims to identify, explore, and deconstruct the stigmas found at the intersections of queerness and mental illness. She wants you to know her beard is a fem. She wants you to know her lipstick is masc. She wants you to know you are loved and you are seen and you are important.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.