I recently went to Copenhagen to attend the 2017 CutieBPOC festival, a gathering for and by Queer and Trans Black folks and People of Color. This is my third year attending and, as usual, it was a beautiful, healing, wonderful, amazing, positive, helpful, lovely experience. It really hits me every time how open and happy I get when I don't have to worry about being the only weird Black or brown queer in the room.
After some initial scheduling difficulties, I arrived on the second day of the festival to attend a couple of workshops. The workshops were great and surprisingly physical. I think, however, the main reason I go to the festival is just to commune with the fam. This time was especially great, because I got to see people I've known for years now and really felt a sense of community.
This lovely mural surprised us on the way from one of the festival venues to the other.
Copenhagen wasn't the best, weather-wise, but it was still an interesting place. After the festival I went around the harbor areas and took a few pictures.
I'd heard about this Ai Wei Wei piece, but didn't know that there was also an installation in Copenhagen.
The changing of the guards. It's quite a funny little country, Denmark.
Apparently, this church isn't really that old, but I took a picture of it anyways. It reminded me of Berlin, kind of.
This was the party on the final night. Such a good vibe, beautiful people, and an overall great feeling. The only thing that I could count as somewhat negative was that I got really sick due to the rain, lack of sleep, and general activity. I can say, though, that it was by far one of the most joyful experiences I've had this year and I don't regret a single second of it. I can't wait until next year!