We have learned of the murders of black trans women Kandis Capri, who was killed August 11, and Elisha Walker, whose remains were found Thursday, 10 months after she went missing.
Monroe, a Black trans woman from Detroit was just twenty when her life was taken away from her.
Everything you could ever want to read is in this link roundup. Everything! Almost everything.
Alynda Lee Segarra’s voice is like dark chocolate with sea salt. Her politics make my heart beat faster than a KitchenAid stand mixer. Her lyrics are pointed as star anise, and powerful as ghost pepper. I could go on, but I’m getting hungry. Just watch.
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
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.
Ferguson protestors were able to meet with U.S. Attorney Callahan to voice demands.
Two trans women were shot in the Palmer Park Neighborhood of Detroit this week. The local Detroit media repeatedly misgendered them and erroneously implied that they may have been sex workers.
Around 4:20 a.m. on May 26, an armed gunman pulled up beside us and opened fire on our vehicle… the bullet shattered my phone, took out a chunk of my left wrist, and knocked out a dozen of my teeth.
“Our fear of being dismissed or not believed is so strong that sometimes we need to wait for an unequivocally misogynistic event to talk about it all, just so we can be sure that those around us are at least starting off from a place of understanding that yes, this happens. There’s a hope that when the danger to women’s lives was so recently demonstrated, there will be more receptivity in listening to our experiences of how that danger functions and is allowed to prosper.”
“It’s not just ableist, it’s lazy writing.”
74 percent of Americans think more armed security guards in public places would reduce mass shootings. I disagree.
On growing up with (or without) guns.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, America is finally ready to talk about gun control. But will things really change, and if so, what must we do to make it happen?