Joan Dark

About me

Hi there! I’m a genderqueer writer, organizer and performer based out of New York, NY. As a Queens native, a lot of my work centers around local activism and how it relates to mental health. Most of my writing also centers around my struggles with trans identity and attempting to create spaces for marginalized people.

I am the founder of the Bluestockings Queer + Trans Comics Festival (, an annual comic fest that holds space for marginalized comic writers and artists to sell their work, share resources with the larger queer comics community and make sure that all of this is as accessible as possible.

I am the current host and creator of the Get On the Stage open mic, an event dedicated to promoting marginalized voices, specifically trans and gender non-conforming people as well as queer/trans people of color.

I also help organize events for marginalized peoples as the events coordinator at Bluestockings, as well as serving on the collective for Bluestockings.

I studied at Pace University and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from there in 2017.

This is me

I am currently working with:

  • Bluestockings Bookstore, CafĂ© and Activist Center - Collective Member & Events Coordinator
  • Bluestockings Queer + Trans Comics Fest - Founder and Lead Organizer

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