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Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and Beyond Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and BeyondThe TQU founder’s simple advice for those looking to support Berlin’s queer artists: ‘Be brave and be...

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Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule

“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt die Aktivistin Verena Spilker, als sie, eine lesbische Frau, auf der Straße mal wieder von einem cis Heteromann sexuell belästigt wurde.Magazin: Juni 2018 U-Bahn, Parks, nächtliche Straßen – öffentliche Räume...

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Interview: Gay.ch

Interview: Gay.ch

Verena Spilker und ihr Projekt TQU: Vor neun Jahren hat Verena ein Internet-Projekt ins Leben gerufen, dass nicht nur einzigartig ist, sondern auch stätig wächst: Transnational Queer Underground.Magazin: April / Mai 2018Die etwas anderen LGBT-Reisetipps, der Hashtag...

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Interview: Pelican Bomb

Interview: Pelican Bomb

Queer Traces: Transnational Queer Underground’s #TheGalleryProject Ben Miller talks with Verena Spilker about a Berlin-based project that raises questions about how to create more inclusive archives and how communities can form through art. When queer people express...

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Interview: Sleek Magazine

Interview: Sleek Magazine

Transnational Queer Underground is an artist platform dedicated to bringing artists from all over the world together and making queer voices be heard. In times when LGBTQ people are still being persecuted and even murdered as reported in Chechnya, forming a strong...

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Interview: FELGBT

Interview: FELGBT

We talk with Verena, the creator of Transnational Queer Underground “#TheGalleryProject is a transnational repository of queer art open to everyone. Collages, comics, paintings, photographs, performances and installations –among other formats– participate in such an...

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Podcast: NoStrings

Podcast: NoStrings

Verena Spilker, a German art lover and journalist has spoken to NoStrings about her interest in Art, its relationship with sexuality and how she has been using it to champion the LGBT cause.NoStrings Development Initiatives is a Nigeria-based non-profit working to...

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Podcast: CouchFM

Podcast: CouchFM

Vom Mainstream zum Underground – und zurück Queere Musik ist kein neues Phänomen. In den 70er Jahren war queere Musik mit David Bowie und Boy George sogar ziemlich mainstreamtauglich. Ende der 70er Jahre wurde die queere Musik in den Untergrund gedrängt und...

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"I am at a stage in my life where I can (and want to) make a shift, but struggle envisioning the right direction to take and the action needed. Verena helped me to focus on my desires and what is keeping me stuck. Her approach is sympathetic, calm and down-to earth. It felt like she truly wanted to work with me towards my goals and my wellbeing, through small, concrete steps and kindness. She made me feel more confident, and now the change seems more approachable." – Elena

Verena holds compassion for herself and for me, listens and allows space and treats me as an equal.
She shows up with curiosity & presence, reminds me to listen to what's important to me, suggests simple, manageable practices, giving me concrete things to work with, all in one 60-minute call. Thank you again for this gift! – em

I always admired Verena's ability to bring together people of very diverse backgrounds and give others the space and the freedom to be who they are and to express themselves. It was amazing to watch her transform her life and herself and become much happier in the process. – Corinna

I’m so thankful for the email you sent yesterday about being a conscious digital citizen. 🙂 It really sparked my day and I must have agreed with every word you said […] maybe even more as I am opening up to start presenting my thoughts and work online to wider audiences, it is so important to be concise about adequate behaviour in the digital world and lead by example 😉 Thank you for reminding me of that! 🙂 😉 – Luisa

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