Health, Racism and Wellness with Miss Barbie-Q


Health, Racism and Wellness with Miss Barbie-Q
organized by TRANScending Art

Meeting Dates: October 17 at 1PM PDT, October 22 at 7PM PDT, November 19 at 7PM PDT, November 21 at 1PM PDT, December 19 at 1PM PDT, & January 16 at 1PM PDT. RSVP below.

Location: Online via Zoom

With the onset of the Covidian, political and racial climate of 2020, there is a real correlation to how racism (systemic, potential violence etc) is related to health (physical, mental, etc) which affects a person’s whole wellness. We will explore these concepts in facilitated online monthly discussions with Everybody Gym (Highland Park, CA), TG/NB Project (Cypress Park, CA) and GROOV3 Dance (Los Angeles, CA).

Meeting Dates & RSVP

Please RSVP for each session that you would like to attend. Zoom info will be sent in the email confirmation.

October 17 at 1PM PDT with Everybody Gym & TG/ENBY Project - RSVP HERE

October 22 at 7PM PDT with GROOV3 Dance - RSVP HERE

November 19 at 7PM PDT with GROOV3 Dance - RSVP HERE

November 21 at 1PM PDT with Everybody Gym & TG/ENBY Project - RSVP HERE

December 19 at 1PM PDT with Everybody Gym & TG/ENBY Project - RSVP HERE

January 16 at 1PM PDT with Everybody Gym & TG/ENBY Project - RSVP HERE

Please note: Certain events will be open to the public and others will be geared specifically to BIPOC people and members of these respective organizations. More information will be sent to those who sign up to participate.

About the Organizers

MJ “Miss Barbie-Q” Brown (pronouns: they/she) - is a multi-faceted Drag Entertainer/Activist. They have been in entertainment/activism for over two decades and identify as a Trans Femme Non Binary, bringing more visibility through theatre, film, television and other mediums.

Affiliations and Certifications:

  • Founder of TRANScending Art (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Board member of Gender Justice Los Angeles (GJLA) (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Member of the Trans Chorus Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Committee member of Flux-AHF Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Advisory board member of The NBULA (Non Binary Union Los Angeles) (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Company member of the Sacred Fools Theatre Company (Hollywood, CA)
  • Board member of the LA LGBT Arts Alliance (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Member of Arts for LA
  • Member of Americans for the Arts

They have been a panelist at events like the 2019 Outfest Trans Summit, Trans Pride 2018/2019/2020 and This Way Out panel series. They were recently the keynote speaker for El Camino’s Pride 2020. They have been published in the SAGE matters publication speaking on LBGT elders and recently featured in book Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture along with being featured in Los Angeles Magazine’s June 2019 Pride issue.

IG: @MissBarbieQLA

Get in touch:

EVERYBODY is devoted to creating and supporting a brave and inclusive environment for all bodies to move, strengthen, and heal. We believe that health and wellness should be accessible, affordable and adaptive to all people regardless of their gender, size, age, ethnicity or ability.

IG: @EverybodyLosAngeles


The TG/ENBY Project was launched in 2018 by Elliot Musgrave at Everybody Gym in Los Angeles. The by-trans-for-trans fitness initiative seeks to make exercise accessible to trans/nonbinary folks of all fitness levels and body types! Weekly sessions led by volunteer trainers range from intense cardio circuits to more technique-focused workshops. TG/ENBY field trips to climbing gyms, obstacle course training gyms, and hikes around Los Angeles add even more variety to the programming.


GROOV3 is more than just dance classes — it’s indeed a place where you DANCE, SWEAT & LIVE far beyond your workout. Our mission is to inspire change and build a global community through the power of dance, supporting the idea that dance should be accessible to all. We actively build these connections because we see how the potent benefits of dance can change individuals, communities, and in fact the world. This is the spirit of our grass-roots initiative, the GROOV3MENT.


Image Credit: Jay Are

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