March 31, 2014
“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

Check out the first in a series of video interviews between CeCe McDonald, Dean Spade and myself leading up to our in person conversation April 21st the New School!

February 26, 2014
Trans Liberation on the Rise: V-Day Protest, Cece McDonald on Democracy Now! and Part 2 of No One is Disposable - Reina Gossett

Some reflections on the recent increased visibility of movements for gender determination and trans liberation!

February 2, 2014
No One is Disposable: Everyday Practices of Prison Abolition Reina Gossett and Dean Spade '97 FEB 7, 2014 | 4:00PM Online at bcrw.barnard.edu Co-Sponsors: Sylvia Rivera Law Project

On February 7th at 4PM EST please join me for an online discussion based on these a series of videos I made with Dean about prisons, Trans & gnc communities, the moral panic around psychiatric disabilities and where to go from here!

Register today and join us for this exciting experiment in creating online learning spaces that contribute to activist conversations.

October 7, 2013

This past weekend I presented at the Queer Dreams Non Profit Blues conference here in NYC with many amazing & brilliant activists and community organizers trying to think thru this current political landscape and dream together about how to continue to move in the ways we desire. 

Below is the link for the audio from the our panel, which starts a few minutes in with Imani offering opening remarks!

This past weekend I presented at the Queer Dreams Non Profit Blues conference here in NYC with many amazing & brilliant activists and community organizers trying to think thru this current political landscape and dream together about how to continue to move in the ways we desire. 

Below is the audio from the our panel, which starts a few minutes in with Imani offering opening remarks.

https://echo.law.columbia.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/98bfc661-2bbb-473e-ad12-a4b775e9153c/media.mp3

September 27, 2013
I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. 
That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both within the media and within our movements.  But our power in the room on Wednesday night was deeply palpable and reminded me of how liberation is a collective process, one which we all our stories and lives depend on and all our stories and lives help to grow.

I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. 

That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both within the media and within our movements.  But our power in the room on Wednesday night was deeply palpable and reminded me of how liberation is a collective process, one which we all our stories and lives depend on and all our stories and lives help to grow.

May 8, 2013
Help Support Egyptt! Please Signal Boost

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Dear Friends & Community, 

We are writing to let you know of a community member who needs support after going through a major health crisis. Many of you know Egyptt, a long time activist and advocate for low income, trans communities of color. 


Egyptt was formerly co-coordinator of Trans Justice at the Audre Lorde Project. Prior to her work at ALP she was a crucial member of the Queers for Economic Justice Welfare Warriors group where she lead the way fighting transphobia within New York City’s welfare agency: the Human Resources Administration. Because of Egyptt’s work NYC’s Human Resources Administration has adopted its first ever transgender non discrimination policy, which Egyptt helped implement through many trainings of New York City employees.

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Additionally Egyptt has been a long time advocate at Housing Works advocating to have New York State pass the Gender Employment Non Discrimination Act (GENDA). She is also a brilliant performer, frequently showcasing her talent at the Housing Works fashion shows and many Trans Day of Remembrance events. Egyptt is now unemployed and has lost her apartment in Harlem. 

We are turning to you, our community, to support Egyptt as she navigates this challenging moment. We want to raise 10,000 for Egyptt to get back some of what she has lost in the last few months. She needs resources to get back into housing, to replace lost possessions, and to cover outstanding healthcare costs. 


With deep appreciation, 
Reina Gossett, Pooja Gehi, & Dean Spade

May 1, 2013
Isis King snapped this photo of the Isis, Janet & me having a power kiki -the first step to girlslikeus taking over the world!

Isis King snapped this photo of the Isis, Janet & me having a power kiki -the first step to girlslikeus taking over the world!

February 6, 2013
Captive Genders at The Scholar & Feminist 2013: Utopia

I had an amazing time doing a Captive Genders, Prison Abolition teach in with my brilliant sibling Che for UPenn’s Trans-Ocular Event series put together by professorial tumblr queen Dr Jeanne Vaccaro.  The student and non-student participants were great and I learned a whole lot from Che about ACT UP, the criminalization of HIV & AIDS & Kiyoshi Kuromiya.

(this flier was designed by the illustrious Julie Blair)

If you missed it, I’ll be presenting my piece from Captive Genders work in a couple of weeks here in NYC at Barnard College’s The Scholar & Feminist 2013: Utopia.  The conference is free and will be filled with some bold people like Victoria Law, Dean Spade and Amber Hollibough to name a few.  Hope to see you there!

January 24, 2013
Riding the elevator to creating change/creating chains success!

Riding the elevator to creating change/creating chains success!

November 27, 2012

Staking Our Claim: Trans Women's Literature in the 21st Century from BCRW Videos on Vimeo.

Staking Our Claim: Trans Women’s Literature in the 21st Century

Check out the video for last month’s historic literary discussion featuring the brilliant writers  Ryka AokiRed DurkinImogen Binnie, and Donna Ostrowsky discussing their contributions to  The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard.  Thanks to Barnard Center for Research On (ALL) Women for making this happen!