Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán is a multimedia artist, activist/organizer, critic, and educator. A Tulsa Artist Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and Movement Research Artists of Color Council Core Member, he creates multimedia movement work with Indigenous, womanist, and queer/trans people of color communities.

Bodhrán’s publications and writings include the poetry/photography collections Archipiélagos; Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking; and South Bronx Breathing Lessons. . He is editor of the international queer Indigenous issue of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought; and co-editor of the Native dance, movement, and performance issue of Movement Research Performance Journal. His visual art is exhibited in New York, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

His films have been shared in the U.S. and Australia. Bodhrán organized an international womanist/queer/trans Indigenous roundtable dialogue on issues of water for Hawai‘i Review. Co-founder of the world’s first transgender film festival, now known as the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, he organized the first transgender people of color panel at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair and the world’s first transgender Arab roundtable dialogue for Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary & Art Journal. Recent and upcoming AWP panels he has organized have focused on womanist/queer/trans Arab, Indigenous, and pan–people of color environmental literatures, editing/publishing, and mixed-genre/transgenre/multimedia creative production. He has received scholarships/fellowships from CantoMundo, Macondo, the Radius of Arab American Writers, Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, and Lambda Literary.


2023 Changing Climate




Tulsa, Oklahoma USA