With an air of powerful defiance against a world that still devalues Black trans power, Gossett hopes her work will be just one brick in the long road to liberation.
The new FX original series Pose is as “for us, by us” as it gets for trans women of color navigating today’s climate of visibility and awareness.
“I had always been an angry child and I always tried to find fault with the real world. I think becoming an activist was just a natural development from that.
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.
There’s a continued obsession with cisgender white women’s purity that places their safety as the crux of these conversations.
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.