Mending Masculinity is a collaborative spoken word tour featuring Kavi Ade & Vision. Through performance poetry, generative writing workshops, and critical dialogue the duo utilizes their separate lenses (as a Transgender Queer person and as a Cisgender Heterosexual person) to cultivate a conversation that encompasses all forms of masculinity, the performance of gender, and the inherent toxicity of gendered binaries in a patriarchal world.
With poems focusing on gender, sexuality, multicultural identity, race, violence, street harassment, sexual assault, education, homophobia/transphobia, and more, their art aims to task men and masculine of center folks of all journeys to unpack, heal, and create a path to whole masculinities. Collectively the duo has toured over 75 colleges and universities performing poetry and teaching workshops on varying identities, community, and artistic expression. Both utilize art in pursuit of social, economic, racial, and gender justice.