Activist, Artist & Writer
Lexi Adsit is a fierce, fat, and femme translatina writer, storyteller, and stand-up comedian best known for her sassy, incisive feminist comedy style rooted in themes that advance social justice. Heavily influenced by W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, she guides audiences through journeys of healing and transformation. An artist, arts producer, and Managing Director of the trans women and femme of color –centered, East Oakland- based arts group Peacock Rebellion, she has co-led the group recently named to the 2017 “YBCA 100,” Yerba Buena Center of the Arts’ annual list of the one hundred people, organizations, and movements who are shaping the future of culture.
She has performed stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, spoken word, and storytelling in Peacock Rebellion’s Brouhaha, 2016 Best of the East Bay winner for “Most Historic Cultural Event;” Man Haters, 2016 winner of Best of the East Bay for “Best Comedy Show;” American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; The News at SOMArts as part of the National Queer Arts Festival; STAY: An Oakland QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) Resilience Festival, and most recently, the Dyke March stage in San Francisco, CA.
Her writing has been featured on Salon.com, Autostraddle, and in the upcoming anthology Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility. She critically examines transgender women of color, social justice movements, art, cultural production, adoption, and neoliberalism.
Brouhaha Stand-up Comedy Show, 6/13/17 Photo Credit:
Lexi Adsit as part of the Femme Space exhibit, by Amanda Arkansassy Harris
Reading in Berkeley, CA, photo credit: Nia King
Lexi Adsit as part of the Trans Life & Liberation Series, artwork by Wriply M. Bennet
Lexi Adsit in discussion with Janet Mock (pictured), Cecilia Chung (not pictured), Christina Quinonez (not pictured), and more. 3/31/14 photo credit:
Lexi Adsit & Luna Merbruja in a campaign photo shoot for San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Shine Study