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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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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance

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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  • Poem Suite: Silencing RasiqraRevulva-_3-4_Profile_;__Romancing_The_Own_;__Waning_Gibbou-glitch_headshot

    Elie Wiesel writes, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Silence binds perpetrators and victims, creates a confederacy of secrets. Here, these women [...]

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    The Mountain   The mountain is really a series of itself. Deeper pockets of sky color float in its canyons. In certain seasons, it’s difficult to tell rock face from snowfall. The ridge line looks much sharper than it must, in actuality, be. When you climb, the summit is sometimes [...]

  • 3 poems by Arielle Greenberg Wormwood portrait LA

    Who I’d Like to Meet   I am on tiptoe scanning our tallest bookshelves for something to pack to read on the plane.  I am scanful, tippy-toed: a girl without boots.  I am shorty.  I want to read something great, as in literary, and beautiful and daring, and something hobnailed [...]