Posts Tagged ‘ transphobia ’

We Remember You, Me and Us: Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2014
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Dr. Kai Green

In reclaiming the body from the biomedical syndicate as well as from the naturopathic types I have been dealing with, the best way I know of recovering the body is movement. It is only when I am dancing that I inhabit all of my body. When I was in academia, that life would drive...
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Posted in Activism, Health, History, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Patriarchy, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Toni Cade Bambara, Violence | 2 Comments »

Towards Freedom from Violence: Queer and Trans People of Color Activism in the U.S.

November 14, 2014
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By Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez As a queer migrant who got asylum based on my sexuality, I often feel exiled from progressive environments in the United States. Rarely do I enter spaces where my multiple identities co-exist. Even more rare are progressive environments that celebrate what it means to be a queer migrant. LGBTQI activists of...
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Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Feminism, Immigration, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Politics, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Supremacy, Youth | 1 Comment »

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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  • Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara Sanchez

    Sonia Sanchez: What are we pretending not to know today? The premise as you said, my sister, being that colored people on planet earth really know everything there is to know. And if one is not coming to grips with the knowledge, it must mean that one is either scared or pretending to be stupid.

  • Hunger Kwame Laughing Foto

    They say you had the eye; they say you saw
    into people. They say you came before as shaman
    or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were
    stonebreaker. But for me, you were a big sister
    feeling for a lonely brother with no language
    to lament, and you gave me more days, and
    more days. Yes, they could have called you
    Grace, Bambara; they could have called you that.

  • Stroller (A Screenplay) Black families and community

    Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.

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