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Trans Women of Color Speaking Truth to Power

August 11, 2014
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                    A Conversation with Activists Katrina Goodlett and Nala Simone Toussaint Trans women of color are fighting to gain greater visibility for trans issues while also creating safe spaces for themselves. Prominent figures such as Janet Mock and Laverne Cox have brilliantly used their public...
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Addressing the Criminalization of Disability from a Disability Justice Framework: Centring The Experiences of Disabled Queer Trans Indigenous and People of Colour

November 21, 2013
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By Abla Abdelhadi I write this piece in honour of the countless disabled queer trans Indigenous and People of Colour (IPOC) who have been criminalized, institutionalized, assaulted, tortured and or murdered by police/state agents, queer trans IPOC who are so often absent from our conversations about disability, both in academic and activist spaces. Using...
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Posted in Activism, Disability, Ethnicity, Health, Immigration, LGBTQI, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, World | 2 Comments »

Discourses of Disaster and How does it feel to be alive?

November 20, 2013
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Discourses of Disaster and How does it feel to be alive?

I’ve been thinking a lot about representation and competition among trans folks. I’ve been testing out joy as the most vulnerable human experience. Love, I think, is just the insistence of a generous translation. If this is true, I wonder what family means. Henri Bergson says, It is we who are passing when we...
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Mourning Those Lost, Fighting for Our Lives: 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 15, 2013
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By Princess Harmony Imagine this: you’re born to the outside world being as healthy as you could possibly be. Imagine that while the world is telling you that you’re healthy, you know you’re not. You know that your body doesn’t feel correct, that you have extra pieces and there are missing pieces, as though...
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Checking Our Privilege, Working Together: Notes on Virtual Trans* Communities, Truscum Blogs, and the Politics of Transgender Health Care

July 29, 2013
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By Susan Schmitt As I began my gender journey several months ago, I decided to chronicle my transition in a blog. I was first introduced to the Tumblr trans* community four years...
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Siempre En Mi Mente: On Trans* Violence

October 10, 2012
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By Francisco J. Galarte For Gwen This month marks the ten-year anniversary of the death of Gwen Amber Rose Araujo, a Mexican American transgender woman who was brutally murdered in Newark, California, on October 4, 2002. I think about Gwen just about every day. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but our...
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 4)

April 26, 2012
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a four part article. Immediately following is the introduction to the series, originally published April 23, 2012, for your convenience.  Part 1 can be read in its entirety here. Part 2 can be read in its entirety here. Part 3 can be read in its entirety here. Introduction The...
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 3)

April 25, 2012
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a four part article. Immediately following is the introduction to the series, originally published April 23, 2012, for your convenience.  Part 1 can be read in its entirety here.  Part 2 can be read in its entirety here. Introduction The title of this four part article is a metaphorical...
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    from & if I die, make me how you are     It is the sister inside him that makes him slow.   She writes the psalm he tries to hold her back.   The blade is a proposal: how I stayed inside my sister’s voice.  . . . . [...]

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    By Tsitsi Jaji   Pause. (For All the Madibas)*   There is a breath before the pendulum rends its center, A breath before what leapt comes back to its ground.     There, men and women in chains broke rock, forcing it to deliver         .   [...]

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    By Megan Milks   This excerpt from the short story “Kill Marguerite” takes place after the protagonist, Caty, has already beat Level One and killed Marguerite, her arch-enemy.   Level Two: The Trampoline     BEGIN>> The trampoline is this big old trampoline in Matt and Curtis Wheeler’s backyard, and [...]