September 30, 2012

i was finally able to upload this beautifully shot video of SRLP’s teach in at Zucotti Park.  it starts at the 50 second mark with Kazembe Balagun, followed by Carlos Motta (who did translation), Pooja Gehi, myself, Naomi Clark & Jeannine Tang.

this was one of the first moments i felt part of trans & gender non conforming people taking up space at the park with our bodies and our legacies.  right now i’m wondering about how these creative tensions are held within different movement, artistic and personal relationships one year later. 

thanks to Jonah Groeneboer for filming and MPA for recording the audio!  thanks to everyone who came and held signs and translated and human microphoned, and filled wall street with the some of the best light its had since the Dutch came and built the wall.

April 22, 2012

Randy Wicker’s video of Critical Trans Politics: Dean Spade, Andrea Ritchie & Reina Gossett in conversation!  Thanks to Randy for videoing! 

March 7, 2012
Fashion Day at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Fashion Day at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

March 6, 2012

Cheryl Courtney Evans (above) just wrote a really great piece in TransGriot about the challenges of resisting shame and cultivating pride in black trans & gender non conforming communities. 

Folks might not know though that Ms Cheryl has been doing this organizing work with trans and gender conforming people in Atlanta for decades with TILTT and is a founding member (along with Miss Major, Dean Spade, Mya Vasquez, Morgan Bassachis, Lala, Stefanie, Darby and Joshua Holiday pictured here) of the Transforming Justice Alliance, which came together in 2007 to organize around our community: low income trans & gender non conforming people of color.  We did this in order to abolish the prison industrial complex! I took the photo of Cherly when we gathered in Atlanta this fall to strategize our next moves.  To learn more check out IN SOLIDARITY