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Bay Area Women of Color BDSM Photo Project collection
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Material related to the Bay Area Women of Color BDSM Photo Project, later called the Bay Area Women of Color Photo Project. April Martin Chartrand, also known as Ms. Heart, co-founded the group with Andrew Morgan in 2003. Their mission was to expand the aesthetic and cultural perceptions of the BDSM community by promoting artistically tasteful photographic images of Women of Color in BDSM. The Project ran from 2003-2009. The collection includes a DVD of the short film, “Heart,” by Vivian G; a research paper by Chartrand titled “Sub-Culture Within a Sub-Culture: Women of Color in the Bay Area in the Fetish Lifestyle, A Colorful Spectrum of Gender Orientations and Divergent Interests”; a research paper by Chartrand titled “Folsom Street Fair’s History”; a publication titled “Two Knotty Boys: Showing You the Ropes” related to bondage; a DVD titled “BDSM It’s Not What You Think!”; a flash drive with promotional material and images; and various papers, clippings, and ephemera related to Heart’s work and the project, including documentation of a panel event with SF Citadel.
2 manuscript boxes
Collection is open for research. Mailing lists and other records holding the names, addresses, and/or phone numbers of individuals will be restricted for 20 years.