“As a white woman, you may not understand this but the simple act of getting up and being in the public eye and proclaiming your transness unapologetically is an act of revolution for every trans person of color, and in that right, they are doing the work.”
This is a women’s issue because our sisters are being impacted directly, and because they’ve been harassed, beaten, raped, and killed by cops for centuries.
While it’s great that these states are granting trans students rights, Virginia and Minnesota are still putting up a lot of hurdles for potential trans athletes.
Deshawnda Sanchez was only 21 when she was fatally shot after a robbery in Los Angeles. A vigil will be held in her honor tonight.
“I could feel the power that came from being butch, the paradox of growing up a girl and then becoming the suited partner of a beautiful woman, the torture of being such a social outcast, and the deep craving hunger for being accepted.”
Hoping to find some really fashionable forms of misandry? YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
Dear trans sisters and mothers and abuelas and aunties and daughters and nieces and cousins,
Thank you for everything.
Not everything science has given us has made our lives better.
“The other thing I want to tell you about brothers is that we will lead you to believe that you’re the best thing since sliced bread. But we’re slicing your bread and somebody else’s bread, too… if you allow us to do that.”
People surviving street harassment around the world have options. Who knew! 200 plus pages of options, in fact. But one truth remains: all the laws and policies around street harassment haven’t made it disappear.
While men of all colors perpetrate street harassment, addressing it in communities of color calls for specific intra-community solutions rather than broad condemnations of male privilege.
Often, trans people are treated as little more than curiosities. Even when they lose their lives to hate crimes and other violence, they are rarely treated as more than clickbait.
A lot of women went through a lot of shit so you could vote, so shut up and do it.
Jazz, who recently published a book about her life called I Am Jazz and Zoey, who recently appeared in “Laverne Cox Presents: The T-Word” are two of the trans youth who are making things better for kids across America.
Jennifer Laude, a trans Filipina, was murdered in a hate crime, but this time it looks like justice might actually be found.
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
The conference price tag is pretty hefty, and it can be a stretch to land in New York City on a budget because you want to light your inner fire with sage wisdom and motivational quips. But it’s okay! There’s a free stream of the whole thing!
In which we learn about matrices, intersectionality, and why oppression only works in one direction.
The “born a boy” narrative is hurtful to trans women. It’s time for it to go away.
It’s On Us could potentially fill the gap between activists and their administrations, creating cultural demand for the work they’ve been pioneering for years.