Somewhere in Between

Somewhere in Between is a digital story Kael created and produced at ReVision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice, a multi-media storytelling and research lab at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Canada. Somewhere in Between  tells the story of their decision to undergo gender-affirming top surgery in 2018.

Somewhere in Between was screened at the following film festivals in 2020:

Tag! Queer Shorts Festival – Corvalis,  USA
qFLIX – Philadelphia,  USA
Out and Proud – Pune International Queer Film Festival – Pune, India
LesFlicks – London, UK
The Bush Films – Brooklyn, USA
Sheffield Shorts Film Festival – Sheffield, UK
Scottish Queer International Film Festival – Glasgow, Scotland
Trans Stellar Film Festival – Detroit, USA

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Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

This free, downloadable kit accompanies the album Queer Across Canada, which was released in 2013 and is a collection of songs based on interviews Kael conducted with LGBTQ2S+ families in Canada and the USA from 2009-2012.

The Newcomer Creative Voices Project

Making space for children to represent themselves, their own voices, and their own lives, on their own terms through collaborative ethnographic songwriting centers children as “competent social agents” (Mayall 2002) and focuses on children’s voice (both figurative and...

Precarious Inclusion: Studying Ontarion LGBTQ+ Parents’ Experiences Childrearing in a Post-legal Parity Framework

Kael worked as a research assistant on a team of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of Guelph on a project entitled, “Precarious Inclusion: Studying Ontarian LGBTQ+ parents' experiences childrearing in a post-legal parity framework.” Precarious Inclusion...

Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

This free, downloadable kit accompanies the album Queer Across Canada, which was released in 2013 and is a collection of songs based on interviews Kael conducted with LGBTQ2S+ families in Canada and the USA from 2009-2012.

LGBTQ Families Speak Out and Out at School

While doing their doctorate at the University of Toronto, Kael was also an artist researcher on an interdisciplinary research team that investigated the public-school experiences of  2SLGBTQI+ families and youth across Ontario. The project was called, “LGBTQ Families...

Breast Cancer Pink

Kael co-composed Breast Cancer Pink with Dr. Chelsey Hauge-Zavaleta while Chelsey was going through treatment for young adult breast cancer. Breast Cancer Pink represents the liberatory potential of expressing anger: it narrates Chelsey’s story as a form of defiant...

fYreflies

Kael co-composed this song with Chase McKee when Kael was the artist-in-residence for a summer leadership camp for LGBTQ2SI+ and allied youth called, Camp fYrefly (the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB). Chase...