“Why is it that trans women of color have to experience so much violence to remember that they have each other’s back?”
“Jo’s trans identity was just another integral part of her character, and it developed very naturally — she was a leader, she was VERY passionate about being a Lumberjane, she was also trans.”
Women making military history, a newborn shoot to top them all, the White House’s first trans official, a pride flag in my homeland, and more!
Feminism is alive and well, my friends. And I’ve got 95 photos from across the planet to prove it.
In the very first edition of a biweekly column all about tacos, Yvonne writes about her personal connection to the delicious, Mexican super food and her search for damn good tacos far away from home.
Jovana Luna, a trans Latina activist, suddenly passed away, a new startup wants to help trans people find trusted doctors, a historic Baptist church agrees to not discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity and more news.
The robot uprising, the porcupine problem, places you can hike, cool puzzles, curriculum, a man that’s a goat, octopi are aliens I guess, Shirley Manson, sexual healing with witches, we buy lots of books, Mey for president and so much more!
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.
So many films about women, the menstruation revolution, #GiveYourMoneyToWomen, the Stonewall parody trailer you’ve been waiting for, Gabby Rivera love, what science says about friendships in your 30s, a mini playlist of sorts, and so much more!
O’Hara, a Black trans and genderfluid 25-year-old, is the 14th trans person murdered this year and the fifth murdered in the last month.
Amnesty International’s Board has put together a draft policy on sex work that could lift up and protect some of the most vulnerable and marginalized folks around the world – and feminists and human rights advocates alike could learn a lot from it. The only problem is that they’re too busy speaking over the sex workers and researchers who emphatically support the proposal to really do so.
“Yup, we were just lesbians in a library. You know, just hanging out.”
The news of Shade’s death means that more TWOC have been murdered so far this year than in all of 2014.
In a multigenerational, transcontinental tale, Bright Lines weaves together issues of gender and sexuality across cultures, migration, in/dependence, family secrets, conflict and tragedy, and well, botany.
“These people need to be acknowledged for the role they played. And that they existed! It’s so important that they at least realized that Marsha and Sylvia existed and that they did so much to help the community.”
Monroe, a Black trans woman from Detroit was just twenty when her life was taken away from her.
Feminist sticker club, period panties, gays in the south, Hannah Hart and Mal Blum singing songs, Riese on a picnic blanket, trans healthcare fails, crop tops, black riot grrrls, boss hairstyles, alternate universes, crabs, Ryan Adams, Mey’s Dinosaur Corner, Meryl Streep, how we’re killing the earth, and so much more!
Our QTPOC besties are vital to our existence so we wanted to create a list filled with our stories to celebrate just how magical they are.
This isn’t just exhausting. This is intergenerational trauma, oppression, and maybe even genocide. This violence is specifically targeted against black and brown women, gender non-conforming folks, and especially trans women of color.
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.