Happy Birthday, Marsha!

My dear friend and sister reina gossett’s dream is to tell Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson’s story on the night of Stonewall. Please share, give and support this powerful short film!

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!

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!

sistahmamaqueen:

Pics from out mini photo shoot by Janet’s house!

I live for all of this, especially Lexi’s TWoC goddesses Tee!

therealizationofme:

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!

Mey on me: "Even though I absolutely love to see her talk about trans issues, when she went on The Melissa Harris-Perry show back in April to talk about black women in media I was over the moon. She was allowed to be a full person with interests and a life and opinions on something other than gender, not just a woman whose only defining characteristic is her transness."

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. 

Standing by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project means standing at the intersection of low-income communities and trans folks. Help fun SRLP’s next 10 years of life-changing work. 
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Standing by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project means standing at the intersection of low-income communities and trans folks. Help fun SRLP’s next 10 years of life-changing work. 

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GIVE EVEN MORE

Stephen Ira’s SRLP10 Profile of Yours Truly

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.

Stephen Ira, who is profiling the honorees at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s 10th anniversary celebration, wrote a piece about me after our sit-down last Thursday at the SRLP offices.

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!"


I’m among a list of amazing trans leaders being honored by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) during its 10th anniversary celebration on November 8th in New York City.


For me, there is no greater honor than to be recognized by an organization created by and for trans people which was established in the memory, work and legacy of one of my sheroes Sylvia Rivera. 


I urge you to share in this space of inspiring trans empowerment. Learn how to get your tickets (it’s on a sliding scale - no one is turned away!) and RSVP now for November 8th, 2012. 


MORE INFO
Event page: http://srlp.org/events/srlp10/FB Invitation: http://www.facebook.com/events/350004465083427/Ticket info: http://srlp.org/get-involved/donate/srlp10tickets/
I’m among a list of amazing trans leaders being honored by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) during its 10th anniversary celebration on November 8th in New York City.
For me, there is no greater honor than to be recognized by an organization created by and for trans people which was established in the memory, work and legacy of one of my sheroes Sylvia Rivera
I urge you to share in this space of inspiring trans empowerment. Learn how to get your tickets (it’s on a sliding scale - no one is turned away!) and RSVP now for November 8th, 2012. 
MORE INFO
Event page: http://srlp.org/events/srlp10/
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!”

thespiritwas:

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!