Peggy Shaw is our grand-butch-elder, and we want to support her. Shaw has devoted her entire life to making art that transforms our lives as queers, artists, audiences, scholars, students, and fellow travelers. As a working artist in the United States, Shaw’s lifetime of labor leaves her without a pension. As her family, friends, and fans, we are her safety net. Give back.
The Peggy Shaw Pension Fund enables an aging, butch lesbian grandmother to continue making art in the face of illness, adversity, and the current economic crisis.
What We Need & What You Get
We are raising $15,000. The money will go to Peggy Shaw. After a difficult year, $15,000 will get Peggy back on her feet.
In this year, Peggy Shaw’s physical archive–which includes production flyers, posters, photographs and other ephemera–have been recently digitized. As a supporter of the Peggy Shaw Pension Fund, you will receive selected digital and/or original items from her collection (see Perks).
Other Ways You Can Help
Keep supporting her shows, tell your friends about the Peggy Shaw Pension Fund, invite Peggy to your college or community, organize a local fundraiser, buy Shaw’s new book, A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw (ed. Jill Dolan, University of Michigan Press), check out the archive http://www.splitbritches.org.