Watch Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word free online. Actress and trans advocate Laverne Cox presents an eye-opening documentary about seven brave transgender youth who are showing the world what it means to defy expectations and live their lives - and truth - as authentically as possible.
In case you missed it last night, The T Word is free to watch online! There’s a pretty great representation of trans folks of color and really goes into the traumas and violence our communities face.
trigger warning: mentions of sexual & physical violence, transmisogynoir
Watch The Hurdles Faced Being A Trans Woman of Color free online. Su-chin Pak and Laverne Cox talk with cast members L’lerret and Daniella about the fears and struggles involved with being trans women of color.
This is so incredible to have three Black trans women talk about their experiences with transmisogynoir, police profiling, and trans community erasing their Blackness. Like!! On national television?? This is HUGE.
LovemmeCorazón is an incredibly wise (and accomplished) 21-year-old who has just published her first book, Trauma Queen, about surviving childhood sexual abuse. In this interview, she shares some of her wisdom on how survivors can support each other, when “harm reduction” isn’t enough, and the tyranny of self-care. Highlights include:
Why she quit sex work,
How she got her book deal, and
Why we need to shift from a paradigm of “self-care” to “communal care”.
TW: discussion of rape, suicide, and anti-trans violence
watercolor drawings of yuri kochiyama, angela davis, and sylvia rivera. artwork by angelica becerra.
yuri kochiyama quote: “people in the movement sustain each other. it’s because their spirit is so contagious.”
angela y. davis quote: “as the world was once focused on apartheid south africa, we all need to shift attention to occupied palestine.”
sylvia rivera quote: “we didn’t take no shit from nobody. we had nothing to lose. you all had rights. we had nothing to lose. i’ll be the first one to step on any organization, any politician’s toes if i have to, to get the rights for my community.”
Currently, I am only able to offer consignment at 50%, but that’s not to say it won’t change in time! So if you are interested in having your work carried by a distro, one that has its sights set on giving a spotlight to PoC, this is it.
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Those cops in riot armor beating and tear-gassing protesters in Ferguson didn’t drop out of thin air. As American police continue to receive billions in military-grade equipment free or subsidized by the Pentagon and Homeland Security, they’ve predictably started to act more like a military force in hostile territory than the public’s protectors.