Ken J. Martin
QUEER, ILL, & OKAY a JRV MAJESTY Production for Poonie's Cabaret @ Links Hall
QUEER, ILL, & OKAY is an annual experimental performance series that creates brave new narratives, reimagines potential of queer community, and shatters stigma.
What does it look like to be queer and live with HIV, mental, or chronic illness today? How do we navigate relationships with family, friends, lovers, the world? What changes have occurred, are occurring now in treatment? How do we LIVE?
QUEER, ILL, & OKAY raises these powerful questions and more. Disclosure, safety, sex, beauty, love, resilience, work and werk, faith, fear, hope.
Singer Songwriter Ken j. Martin, a gay-identified ally and supporter of those in the queer community that live with chronic illness, has used his platform to challenge stigma and other challenges facing our diverse community. Known for fusing his acoustic melodies with his sultry vocals, Ken j’s sound is reminiscent of the stirring voice of Sam Cooke and the passionate spirit of Lauryn Hill. He has toured nationally for over 7 years featuring on BETJ's Lyric Café and The Monique Show with nationally acclaimed poets.