Dienstag, 5. November, 2019:

Trans Feminist Film Series presents: Queen of the Desert

In “Queen of the Desert”, we meet “real life Priscilla” Starlady, a transfeminine youth worker in Australia. The documentary follows her on a journey to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, where she goes to work with a group of young people.

This is the 3rd film screening of the Trans Feminist Film Series, which takes place at Other Nature on the first Tuesday of the month from September to December at 7pm.

This event is a collaboration with Trans Feminism International and is a fundraiser for Books Beyond Bars UK.

The films included in the Trans Feminist Film Series focus on subjects that particularly affect the more marginalised among our communities and we would like to warmly invite trans women and other marginalised genders, people of colour, people with chronic illness/disability, sex workers and people with experience of poverty, homelessness and/or incarceration to attend. That said, it is a public event and there is no door policy. 

Documentaries will be screened in English with English captions unless otherwise stated.

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 7pm (doors at 6:45pm)

Entrance: by donation, and all funds raised will go to support Books Beyond Bars UK, getting books to incarcerated queer folk.

Making a space and event accessible isn’t something we can do on our own, and it is more of an on-going process than a finished product. If you have any questions about access for this event please contact us. The following information has been developed from within disabled and neurodiverse community.

  • As the film series will touch on difficult subjects such as poverty, transphobia and racism, we will give a list of potential trigger warnings before screening and our staff will be around to chat for a while after screening.                  

  • Other Nature is partially wheelchair accessible. We have a removable ramp for the 3 steps leading up to the shop, so please call us in advance and we’ll set up the ramp. There are precise stair and space dimensions on our contact page.

  • To make the space more accessible for people with chemical sensitivities, we would like to create a lower fragrance environment for this event. We ask all our attendees to help by not wearing or using fragrances of any kind. That said, being a public space, we are not able to guarantee a scent-free space.

  • If, due to disability or chronic illness, you think you might arrive late for the event, let us know and we’ll keep a space for you.

  • If you're unsure whether you can attend this event because of the risk involved in getting home safely afterwards, please make use of our Get Home Safe programme funds!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Dienstag, 12. November, 2019:


Sham Umarmen

Wie geht es Scham zu umarmen, statt vor Scham im Boden zu versinken?

Kennst du das: du wirst in einer Situation diskriminiert und schämst dich dafür, zweifelst an dir selbst, obwohl du ja gar nicht dafür verantwortlich bist. Oder du bekommst eine diskriminierende Handlung mit und greifst nicht ein – weil dir das alles irgendwie unangenehm ist und du spontan nicht weißt, wie es gut wäre zu handeln. Und danach schämst du dich für dein Verhalten.

In dem Buch „Scham umamarmen. Wie mit Privilegien und Diskriminierungen umgehen“ analysiert Sannik Ben Dehler den Zusammenhang zwischen Scham und Machtverhältnissen. Mit Anekdoten, kleinen Übungen und Reflexionsfragen, aufbauend auf eigenen Erfahrungen und mit einer Vielzahl konkreter Beispiele, gibt es Impulse dazu Scham als Anlass zu nehmen, über eigene Privilegien nachzudenken, eigene Diskriminierungen zu spüren und beides in diskriminierungskritisches Handeln zu transformieren.

Im Rahmen einer Lesung gibt der Autor Einblicke in das Buch.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm. 

Vergangene Veranstaltungen

October 1, 2019:

Trans Feminist Film Series presents: Kumu Hina

The second film of the series is “Kumu Hina”, which depicts the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a māhū, a transgender woman, and a kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm.


September 3, 2019:

Trans Feminist Film Series presents: Screaming Queens

We're so happy to announce that the very first film of the Trans Feminist Film Series series is “Screaming Queens”: an inspirational and powerful documentary about the trans-led riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, three years before Stonewall.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm.


April 23, 2019:


Join us for the launch party of FOOL’S JOURNEY—a collection of poetry based on the Major Arcana of tarot, with cards designed by 22 incredible female and/or queer artists! Jane Flett will be reading weird witchy poems from the book and there will be some very special tarot-themed stories from Dan Ayres and Sharon Mertins. Some of the artists will also be present and we’ll have a Q&A to chat more.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm.


March 26, 2019:


An evening of readings and conversation to celebrate the launch of Berlin-based writer and translator Saskia Vogel’s debut novel “Permission”.

Saskia will be joined by Paulita Pappel, sex-positive, feminist pornographer, film producer, performer and director.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm.


February 14, 2019:


A storytelling lovefest for queer people, by queer people, celebrating our gorgeous, mangled hearts.

Come get cozy and feel your feelings together with Berlin's best LGBTQ+ storytellers and comics at your favourite alternative sex shop in Kreuzberg!!!

Check out the facebook event page for all the juicy details.

Doors at 8:15pm / Starts at 8:30pm.


January 22, 2019:

How to (Hide) Be(hind) your Songs: a reading with Rae Spoon

We're super happy to be welcoming Rae Spoon back to Other Nature to read from their newest book, How to (Hide) Be(hind) Your Songs, a journey of creation and discovery detailing Rae's philosophies on music composition.

This easy-to-use manual is based on thirty-six years of experience of escaping uncomfortable identity issues using music. If you have to be yourself and you have to live with music, why not be the music yourself?

Rae Spoon is an award-winning non-binary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally.

More details on Facebook.

Doors at 6:30pm / Starts at 7pm.


11. Dezember, 2018:

Lesung mit Lann Hornscheidt 

Wie könnte Liebe politisch sein, jenseits von romantisierenden, paarnormativen und auf Sexualität reduzierten Vorstellungen? Wie könnte Sexualität sein, ohne machtvolle diskriminierende Körper-, Gender- und sonstige Vorstellungen wiederaufzurufen? Was hat Lieben mit Selbstlieben zu tun und inwiefern ist das politisch?

Wir freuen uns sehr, Lann Hornscheidt bei Other Nature begrüßen zu dürfen. Lann stellt das Buch 'Zu Lieben als politisches Handeln/Kapitalismus entlieben' vor und liest Ausschnitte aus dem Buch. Es gibt die Möglichkeit für eine Diskussion.

Die Lesung findet in deutscher Lautsprache statt. Es ist keine Reservierung erforderlich, aber die Plätze sind begrenzt. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Einlass: 18:30 Uhr / Beginn: 19 Uhr.


August 7, 2018:

Fabulous: reading and Q&A with author madison moore.

Cultural critic and DJ madison moore comes to Other Nature to read from and discuss his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, an exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever!

Fabulous attire encouraged. Read more here.

Doors at 7pm, reading starts at 7:30pm.