It started in 2007 as a blog where Jason published posts that helped them document and chart their course through time and space. In 2021, Wyman and O'Reilly officially launched www.QueerlyComplex.com to create a platform for Jason's visual work. Since then, it has quickly grown into a whole cosmos of events, services, initiatives, collaborations, media, merchandise, and limited-run goods that bring together Queerdos and our comrades to co-create pathways towards our collective liberation from shame, punishment, domination, and oppression.
We know how to listen deeply for what’s said and left unsaid, ask just the right questions that reveal insights hidden in plain sight, and offer solutions that artfully move you towards your visions and dreams.
Our Creative Coaching starts with a 20 minute Intake Call to assess your needs, wants, and desires. By the end of the call, we will know whether Queerly Complex Creative Coaching is a match for your current situation or project. With deep connections to a wide range of consultants, business partners, and independent artists, even if we are not a match you will leave the Intake Call with leads on how to move from where you are to where you want to be.
If we are a match, the next step on our journey will be a 60-75 minute Dreaming Session. During this Dreaming Session, we will discover a central line of inquiry or a seed for dreaming. Then, Wyman will walk you into a dream space, which you will be in for 10 minutes. You will then be invited to document your dream, thoughts, connections, or lines of inquiry. Wyman will then ask a series of questions about your experience. This process always reveals creative prompts or actions that will help you take steps towards your dreams and desires in a manner aligned with your identities, cultures, and values.
Queerly Complex Creative Coaching is built upon two and a half decades of providing high quality, easy going, and adaptive creative consulting services to artists, musicians, filmmakers, journalists, dancers, gallerists, designers, educators, counselors, social workers, organizational leaders, activists, movement organizers, and entrepreneurs by queer, anti-binary San Francisco artist, educator, and facilitator Jason Wyman. Wyman uses an intuitive, emergent approach that offers concrete & creative tactics that move clients from dreams to actions to realities.
All our clients gain a queer perspective of their situation, issue, problem, or question and leave feeling heard, seen, and valued.
On August 28, 2007, shortly after Jason married John, Jason got the courage to launch a blog called Queerly Complex on Blogger. They shared deeply intimate portraits, from “Piss Trigger” to “The Fight with the Knife,” of their weird, queer life. It was radical candor through artistic expression, and it was a call for them to figure out who they were, where they fit into the world, and who were their comrades.
It is a platform to reveal their hidden vulnerabilities, share tactics that help them find their way, and celebrate the camaraderie and solidarity of Queer Love. Along the journey, Wyman will chat with fellow Queerdos and comrades, invite guest artists and writers to share their art, work, and stories, and may even publish a collection of select posts in print. The QC, a blog, is a free offering to all who seek some clarity, want to dream, and are working towards our collective liberation from shame, punishment, domination, and oppression.
With over 25 years in the business of nonprofits, Wyman has come to deeply mistrust the ways in which charity is conceived, financed, and administered, so Queerly Complex does not practice charity.
For Queerly Complex, this means dedicating a significant portion of our time & resources to cultivating a culture that celebrates, practices, and propagates the creation of horizontal, distributive networks of care, aid, and support for queer, trans, immigrant, Black, Indigenous, disabled, and poor artists. In our 20 plus years of creating these kinds of networks in the fields of youth media, youth development, and education reform, we know that this work is so often un- or under-funded and that the labor of writing and getting grants takes away from the labor needed to sustain and propagate horizontal, distributive networks.
Hiring Queerly Complex services and shopping at our store allows us to continue co-creating pathways towards liberation through the propagation of horizontal, distributive networks without worry of where financing for these networks comes from.