Memoirs of a Gaysha was a life celebration of the one and only Ellie Conant (a.k.a. the Gaysha). Ellie Conant was the founder of the legendary CHOICE CUNTS queer party that ran from 2007 to 2012 in Brooklyn and NYC. The memorial party was hosted by Wang Newton and featured performances by HALF (featuring members of Triple Creme), Hurray For Goodbye, Caitlin Rodgers, Fiona Silver, Fabco, Jen Urban and the Box, Crisis Actor (members of People at Parties), Slanty Eyed Mamma, DJ Nasty, DJ Noa and Roze Royze. There was also burlesque by Goldie Peacock and Crimson Kitty and salutes to Miss Lez by Rebecca Graham and Gretchen Wylder.
Photos by Maro Hagopian for the Village Voice