Can we talk about how fly these buttons are?
They were created by The Multicultural Center at UW-Madison, an initiative called Crossroads, which hosted me last night for a talk about Redefining Realness.
I will wear the one with my name sharing space with TWoC legends, Miss Major, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera until it falls off my chest!
Pics from out mini photo shoot by Janet’s house!
I live for all of this, especially Lexi’s TWoC goddesses Tee!
Guys I met Janet Mock tonight! I am in just complete awe at her beauty and her story and just everything she does for the Trans community. I’m so proud to have met her and gotten to talk to her and hear about everything she does. So wonderful!
Thanks for coming out last night!
FROM: "Eleven Women of Color You Should Know and Admire"
Thanks to kickass TWoC Mey for such an awesome write-up and allowing me to share space with my foremothers Marsha and Sylvia + Ms. Gloria Anzaldúa.
I vow to always come from a core/intent of building my sisters up. Always.
I’m a believer in the power of the written word. Today, I got to see my name alongside two of the women whose work guide me: Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.
We got to chat about our work as “communicators,” our online lives and the legacy of Sylvia, whose work lives on with SRLP10. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, please do so, and if you can’t make it to this legendary bash, be sure to contribute whatever you can to their fundraising drive.
"Y’all better quiet down!"
FB Invitation: http://www.facebook.com/events/350004465083427/
Ticket info: http://srlp.org/get-involved/donate/srlp10tickets/
I am living for this: “Yall better quiet down!”
Sylvia Rivera kicking ass on stage after some radfems & transphobes tried to refuse her the right to speak at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day rally. Said radfems then had their own march in part protesting trans participation in Pride. A precursor to today’s Dyke March.
40 years later in the very same park trans women are still fighting for space within Pride as this year’s Dyke March fiasco demonstrated. I’m feeling challenged and troubled by the narrative that trans women’s response to transphobia must take the “form of serious, calm, point by point analyses of why radfems are wrong” as Stephen Ira pointed out.
What strikes me about this video is that she isn’t trying to be calm and collected after being attacked. She’s not internalizing the notion that fighting transphobia has to take on the oppressive notion of “respectability.”
These conversations have left me wondering: has the non profit industrial complex and professionalized activism gentrified our political activity?
So within all of that, I say: nothing but love and power to trans women creating space for ourselves in queer community! Special shout out to Voz who inspired this post!