Welcome to Made for Flight

Made for Flight is a Transgender youth and ally empowerment project created by TC Tolbert and run in conjunction with Casa Libre en la Solana. Made for Flight receives gracious funding from the Kresge Arts in Tucson grant via Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Alliance Fund's Queer Youth Initiative grant. Thank you both!

This workshop series incorporates transgender history, ally development, creative writing, and kite building to commemorate the lives of the transgender individuals who have been murdered in the last year.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thank you's!

We would just like to take a moment to thank Ethan St. Pierre for maintaining the Transgender Day of Remembrance website.  We use this incredibly valuable resource a lot here at Made for Flight and we couldn't do this project without his work.  Thank you, Ethan!  Please visit his site at http://www.transgenderdor.org/

We would also like to thank the folks at Transgender Europe who maintain the Trans Murder Monitoring Project.  This is another invaluable site.  Thank you all!  http://www.transrespect-transphobia.org/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Here is where you can find Made for Flight in the next few weeks:

- Tuesday, Sept 20 from 4:30-6:30 at Eon
- Thursday, Sept 22 from 3:30-5:30 at City High/Voices
- Monday, Sept 26 from 2:45-5pm at Rincon High
- Thursday, Sept 29 from 3:30-5:30 at City High/Voices
- Friday, Sept 30 from 3-5 at Tucson High
- Tuesday, Oct 4 from 4:30-6:30 at Eon
- Monday, Oct 10 from 4-6 at UA/Pride Alliance

Would you like to bring Made for Flight to your school or youth group?  Please email us at tctolbert74@gmail.com - we would love to bring the workshop to you!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcoming our new interns!

Hi everyone! 

We are incredibly excited to welcome our two Visual Media Interns: Sammy Dominguez, Tucson High yearbook editor and photographer extraordinnaire, and Pedro Sorto, Master's candidate at UA in the Art Department!  Sammy will be our photographer and Pedro will be creating a video of the Made for Flight workshop series and events.  We are honored to be working with them both! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Seeking Visual Media Intern (paid internship!!)

Made for Flight is currently accepting applications for our Visual Media Intern. We are looking for an intern with an interest in photography and videography to document the fall 2011 Made for Flight experience! We want YOU to join our team!

Intern will be responsible for photographing several workshops and events, editing the photos, and creating a slideshow of images to be posted on our website by Dec 15.  Intern will also be responsible for filming short interviews with participants, filming short segments of workshops, readings, and events, editing footage, and creating a 5 minute video of the project to be posted on our website by Dec 15.  EVEN THOUGH YOU WILL BE BEHIND THE CAMERA, YOU ARE STILL GOING TO BE A STAR!

Intern will earn a stipend of $200 for completion of the project. Please send an email with a short letter of interest (including qualifications) to tctolbert74@gmail.com

  • Basic digital photography experience, access to a digital camera, and access to editing software (school access is acceptable)
  • Basic videography experience, basic film editing experience (we can supply the video camera)
  • Reliable transportation (foot, bike, car, bus, etc – all are fine – the key here is reliable!  You gotta be where you say you are gonna be!  We can supply bus passes if needed, no problem.)
  • Attendance at two Made for Flight workshops per month from September – November (in other words, you must attend a total of 6 workshops).  Workshops are usually held on weekday afternoons.
  • Attendance at All Souls workday preparation and procession (Sunday, Nov 6)
  • Attendance at Trans Day of Remembrance events (Nov 19 and 20)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • knowledge of LGBTQIA identities and issues
  • 1-2 years experience with Photoshop
  • 1-2 years experience with Final Cut Pro (or similar software)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Made for Flight in 2011

Made for Flight is thrilled to announce our recent funding from the Kresge Arts in Tucson grant via the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Queer Youth Initiative grant from the Alliance Fund!  These grant awards are making it possible for Made for Flight to continue and thrive.  Thank you to these amazing organizations!

This year we are expanding our workshop series and would love to work with your youth!  We can bring Made for Flight to your school or youth group or you can join existing workshops at Casa Libre on 4th Ave.  Workshops will be held September 1 thru November 15, 2011.  Trangender Day of Remembrance is November 20, 2011. If you are interested in joining or supporting Made for Flight, hosting and/or attending a workshop, walking with Made for Flight in the Dia de los Muertos/ All Souls Procession, and/or joining us for Transgender Day of Remembrance, please contact me at tctolbert74(at)gmail.com.  I would love to hear from you!