Selfies On Our Own Terms, November 11–December 6, 2014


Queer Youth Arts (QYA) is a Bay Area intergenerational arts project centering LGBTQ youth creative expression. Selfies: On Our Own Terms, a group exhibition, features youth self-portraits and was first shown at the LGBT Community Center in San Francisco from June 2–July 15, 2014 during the National Queer Arts Festival. It is the result of an 8-week process of community-building and skill-sharing between queer artists, who created identity-based artworks in a variety of mediums.

Listen to the curator, Crystal Azul, describe this project:

Featured Artists:
Bucket Manyweather, Erin, Gr Keer, Halle, luz sylvia, Mary Luong, Myles, Taijhet Nyobi Rockett, and Taylor Isaacson

About the Curator, Crystal Azul 
Crystal Azul is a multidisciplinary artist/curator, writer, doula, and education who identifies as a Queer Macha Femme of mixedancestry. She has shown artwork in galleries and cafes in Northern California. She is also a graduate of the 2013 VONA/Voices of Our Nation writing workshops for Writers of Color, and has recently been published in Black Girl Dangerous and AsUs Literary Journal.

For more information about the artist and this project, visit

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space in the SOMArts lobby, accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. To view submission information as well as past exhibitions, please visit The Ramp Gallery page of our website here. To purchase work on display or for more information email You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.