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Bookmark our Instagram Live this Thursday with Nikki Banz for our Barcelona Barrios Excursion

I’ll be staying in Barcelona for five weeks, from April 24th – May 23rd. To help pay for expenses, I’m organizing a special package for readers and supporters of my work via Patreon. To say more, this Thursday yours truly chats it up with special guest and fellow globetrotter Nicole Banister, also known as the host of Nikki Banz Live. Earlier this year, Nicole accepted the Franklin H. Williams Emerging Leaders Award from the Peace Corps’ Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) program for work that exemplifies the advancement of world peace and friendship. Nicole was also featured on Episode 62 of J.T. the L.A. Storyteller Podcast as the Founder and Commissioner of My Basketball Team. I can’t wait to reconnect with her again in front of our audiences. Be there!



Mara Tatevosian (she/her/hers) is a fellow for Outfest Fusion’s 2022|2023 Film Programming Fellowship and a queer Armenian-Iranian-American filmmaker and curator. We discuss this year’s Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival, which takes place both online and in person across theaters everywhere in Los Angeles from March 24th – April 2nd. We also discuss the origins of Outfest as a non-profit organization, the Out Museum, the importance of LGBTQUIA+ storytelling in L.A., and even Mara’s work in storytelling for her Armenian heritage.

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