Conversations on Street Harassment often exclude Black Trans Women because we don’t view them as women& we see their bodies as inherently deserving of violence. We tend to see street harassment of trans women, not as gender based systematic violence, but as non-existent or inexplainable & unavoidable tragedy.
being a feminist is like trying to fix a giant hole in the wall and discovering that the entire wall is rotting and filled with termites and you have a lot more work to do than you thought you did
not all termites
I’m truly disturbed by this Potato Salad kickstarter/gofundme thing. Like, y’all can raise 30,000 dollars for ‘potato salad’, but not for housing/community outreach support systems for LGBTQ+ youth? Not to solve homelessness? Not to fix our education system? Not to build up your local community? I mean, wow, if that’s the case, as a college student trying to make it, let me just set up a page saying I need money to bake brownies then.
Samira WileyI feel a responsibility to young girls who want to follow in our footsteps. I feel a responsibility to the prison community. I feel like when you get to a place where you’re more visible or where people point at you and say “Samira Wiley, what is she doing?” you have a social responsibility in the world. I’m actually thankful for the amount of responsibility that has been handed to me. I feel very honored.
Shut you up real fast.
The problem with trans* youth is people assume it’s a phase, like so many other things kids attach themselves to as they grow up. What we all need to accept is that gender identity is not a phase. If I, a cis person, know instinctually that I am a woman, why should it be any different for them?
A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.
Oh my god this is the realist shit