TWOCC was established almost one year ago after the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, a black trans woman in New York City. Since then we have brought visibility to this case and uplifted the narratives of struggle and resilience from our communities. From our multiple appearances at conferences, to our various talks, and our numerous accountability sessions we are facilitating a new space for trans women of color leadership to flourish in the movement.
For the past month, TWOCC has traveled the northeast region holding rallies, retreats, community gatherings, dinners, capacity building sessions and lectures that raise visibility and awareness for our lived experiences and strengthen our solidarity. Our guiding themes are Healing, Restoration, Fellowship and Action. We have lit a fire in the bellies of local organizers from D.C., Connecticut, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Boston and NYC. This fire connects us all to a national movement of Trans People of Color Leadership. We appreciate the countless Contributors to our campaign!!! There is more work to be done!
LGBT orgs that lack Trans Women of Color (plural) in leadership roles and on their boards are problematic. We see them as a threat to our work due to this lack of inclusion and visibility. These orgs cannot speak for us. It’s not enough to have trans programming. It’s not enough to employ trans folk as front line workers. When we are not included in the leadership and decision making processes, our narratives and voices are erased.
Our work is not community organizing or advocacy and we are not activists. We have been forced to the margins and left with crumbs. However, all the crumbs from the table of the oppressor will never equal a feast. In the words of my sister Samantha Jo Dato, “this is not activism, this is survival”. We are fundraising for our lives.
can i have sue perkins job and just wander around the set of the great british bakeoff eating and occasionally talking shit to the camera
bury me in this or i will come back
- The younger crowd is pleading for the media to stay: “Show the world what they’re about to do to us!” #Ferguson
- Just told to go into our cars. An on-scene reporter was told to get into his car, and media were told to get into their cars. It’s about to reach a boiling point in Ferguson.
- Protesters are asking the media to stand with them and not return to the media area #Ferguson
i never see pictures of katy perry on my dash and i just wanna thank yall
the XD emoticon is now cool to use again. please use it. please reblog this so others can hear the good news
frozen, a movie in which ANNA(RUTO) promises to bring ELSA(SUKE) back to the village?? i’m onto you, disney
- your dad
- your dad who is god
i love people responding to their pets’ noises with ‘i know’
i hope the aros and aces become so powerful people start complaining about allophobia
i could not consciously go to bed tonight without reblogging this
y’all wanting to fuck a buncha animatronic furries from five nights at freddys, I’m gonna give you five nights at church tbh
Please take a moment of your day to help this family get a amber alert going for these two little ones. If you see them call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-speakup.
this is serious, they were in custody of their mother and she was found deceased
drake just wrote his whole next album sitting in that chair
this site doesnt even make sense anymore
nicki minaj just killed drake show some fckin respect