Tania "T" Hammidi

Tania "T" Hammidi (she/they/them) is a Lebanese-American writer, performer, silk-screen artist, and community-based interdisciplinary arts organizer living in Joshua Tree, Ca. whose work integrates queer/trans storytelling, drag cabaret, Mojave Desert farming and agriculture, and social justice.  T. recently received a 2023 California Humanities Quick Grant for their current storytelling & community engagement project on Mohave Desert Queer & Trans History, entitled “Hi Desert Queer and Trans Oral History Project.”  In 2023, T will be hosting a bi-annual Queer Salon at the Joshua Tree Music Festival.   T. holds a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies and an M.S. in Community Development, completing projects on LGBTQIA costuming & everyday style as tools for LGBTQIA community formation, expression, and collective sustainability.

Recent publications include:

“Farming the Mojave: Joshua Tree's Local Stewards” (May 2022, Issue 8), in Joshua Tree Voice, Ed. Lisa Lynn Morgan.


“California Desert Dates: A Story of Determination & Native Stewardship” in Luna Arcana Joshua Tree Ed. Rohini  Walker, (December 2020) 


“Busted by a Sailor” in Feckless Cunt anthology, Ed. Susan Rukeyser (World Split Open Press, 2018).

Hi-Desert Queer and Trans Oral History Project


Eat Dates  silk-screen T-shirt 


Desert Farmer 

silk-screen T-shirt


Date Palm Tree on Rainbow Hankerchief