This is what a trans woman of color who works full time as a trans activist and advocate that lives on less than 400 a month and has only this as her job looks like.
How do I do it? I focus on what I can do, on what matters, on solutions and possibility; and let go that which others say I cannot do, or should not do, or who forget the past is then and this is now, for when all you see is problems, you cannot see solutions.
People like me exist, undaunted, resilient, and indefatigable. Driven by a passion not for ourselves, but for others.
Don’t believe anyone who says we do not exist. They are lying to you.
Yaaaaassss! You better tell em Toni!
white people will never understand
that a person of color explaining to them very painful topics that pertain to race
and you should appreciate when they do talk about it
and respect when they don’t want to talk about it
i don’t owe you anything
i don’t owe you an explanation or an education
i don’t have to do anything but stay black and die
A woman’s worst nightmare? That’s pretty easy. Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, “They are afraid women will laugh at them.” When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, “We’re afraid of being killed.”
This reminds me of a discussion we had in school, and one girl was talking about living in fear of her safety because she is a girl, and this guy chimed in and was all “It’s hard for guys too! I’m so awkward around girls! It’s embarrassing!” Yeah, not the same thing, exactly?
This reminds me of an article about online (heterosexual) dating that I read a while ago. It listed men’s and women’s worst fears about meeting someone from online. The highest ranked fear that men had was that their date would be fat, whereas the highest ranked fear that women had was that their date would turn out to be violent and kill them.
I think that says a lot.
Always reblog. Also, this is the dynamic between most privileged and oppressed groups. I don’t feel like most people understand that.
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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All anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist trans women and nonbinary people who experience transmisogyny are hereby invited to mass in Athens, Georgia, from July 10th through July 13th for the first-ever TWIST convergence!
This event is a CLOSED SPACE for anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist trans women and nonbinary people who experience transmisogyny. If, for whatever reason, this does not describe you, don’t register and don’t come!!!
Visit our Eventbrite page or click “read more” for more information! Also, do us a favor and signal-boost this post!
boosting again for a (slightly) different crowd :)
Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed Dallas Buyers Club, spoke to CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi, who asked whether he ever considered casting a transgender actor."Never. [Are] there any transgender actors?" he said. "I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing." (x)by “the thing” of course he means someone who is transgender
eviscerate this transmisogynist trash carcass
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender women represent an always-significant and increasingly-visible portion of the LGBTQ community. In addition to the legends of the Harlem Renaissance and the decades of groundbreaking activism spearheaded by women like Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith and Angela Davis, many of the most prominent coming out stories of the past two years have been black…
such an honor to be included on this list!
Greetings everyone! My name is Alex and I am a member of Girl Fry, a latin@, queer punk band based out of Los Angeles.
I am here to ask for your help.
We need a drummer.
Ours informed us the other night that she can no longer devote as much time as before to the band and that she needs to focus on her own personal goals. We respect that and wish her the best of luck in her endeavors.
That being said, she has agreed to finish up the album with us and play a show in May. After May we will need a new drummer, especially for the summer tour in August.
The requirements are the following:
- Live either in the San Bernadino or Los Angeles area.
- Be able to take a week off for the Summer tour (L.A. to Seattle and back.)
- Age is not an issue, but we prefer 18+
- Able to play the cajon and other percussive instruments for acoustic shows.
- Must be queer, Trans, and non-binary friendly.
(Girls and feminine persons strongly encouraged to audition!)
If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook.
Thank you for your time.
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