Juba Kalamka

From: Hustling Verse


three different streets



Juba Kalamka

Juba Kalamka is most recognized for his work with performance troupes Sins Invalid and Mangos With Chili, and as co-founder of the queer hip-hop group Deep Dickollective (D/DC). Kalamka’s personal work centres on intersectional dialogues on race, identity, gender, disability, sexuality, and class in popular media. He received a 2005 Creating Change Award from the National LGBTQ Task Force for his activist work in the queer music community and produced the annual East Bay Pride (Oakland, CA) and sponsored PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival from 2002 to 2007, which was featured in the 2005 documentary Pick Up the Mic. He regularly appears in queer independent porn features and toured the United States with the Sex Workers Art Show in 2006. In 2015, he attended the White House Bisexual Community Public Policy Briefing with more than forty activists from across the United States. Juba’s essays and creative writing appear in numerous journals and anthologies including Working Sex: Sex Workers Write about a Changing Industry (2007), The Yale’s Anthology of Rap (2010), Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men, and Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives (2014). He practises polyamory globally and locally.