Lessons In Baby Dyke Theory
OriginLittle Pine First Nation, Canada
(Editors note: TJ Cuthand now uses he/him pronouns, however to respect the artists' integrity his original synopsis has been included below)
In 1995 when TJ was 16 she felt like the only lesbian at her Saskatoon high school. This turned out to be untrue, but the lack of visibility in her high school coupled with the lack of representation of Queer teenagers in the 90's made her make her first video, a comedic short about teenage lesbian loneliness and trying to bribe classmates to come out with the promise of candy.
TJ Cuthand is a filmmaker and performance artist, writer and curator of Plains Cree as well as Scottish and Irish descent. He is credited with coining the term Indigiqueer, for modern Indigenous LGBTQ people.