Filmmaker – Musician – Producer
Simon Strikeback is an activist and educator focusing in history, gender studies and performance and has been an organizer of various campaigns and gatherings, primarily related to queer and transgender issues for the past ten years. While pursuing a women’s studies degree at DePaul University, Simon became interested in justice organizing around workers’ rights and queer visibility projects. From 1999-2005, He was a lead organizer in Camp Trans, a a protest and community space fighting for the inclusion of transwomen at the annual Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.
In this vein, he has given presentations at numerous universities throughout the US, addressing ideas of feminism as it relates to transgender issues.
He is currently a graduate student at University of Chicago is also the editor of the self-produced zine Bound To Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, accepting open submissions for Volume 4. http://www.myspace.com/boundtostruggle