The activist has advocated for Atlanta’s trans community for over 25 years — and she won’t be letting up any time soon.
“Miss Major is not your token. You need a token? Well, go to the subway and buy one and get on a fucking bus.”
Though many continued to push tragic narratives of our helplessness, we carried on despite the heightened ridiculousness of this political moment.
It’s rare that we hear from the parents of slain Black trans women, especially ones that affirm and respect their identities. Ms. Tammie gives us a glimpse of what the parents of transgender folks should all be like — unconditionally loving and unrelentingly supportive.
We are taking matters into our own hands and asserting the political power that we’ve always possessed.
I don’t get to pick and choose which force is more evil when my life and the lives of my sisters are at risk.
No matter where you are in understanding our experiences, you should at least understand the importance of empathy. Everyone must make an effort to shut down transphobia every time it rears its ugly head.
So much of the research and the way trans health-care programs are designed is not trans-affirming or developed by trans folks.
Mock breaks the shackles that have marked the “trans memoir” genre. She is no longer offering a 101 master class on trans identity, but encouraging us all to find our unique way of being.
If your feminism does not respect trans women in their full womanhood, it’s not truly intersectional. If you don’t advocate for the liberation of trans people, you aren’t truly invested in equality.