The Screenshot Project

Over the years since coming out, I’ve received a multitude of messages from men ranging from them wanting to use my body to experiment, questioning my identity, and being flat out rude to me because I’m a trans woman. On a much larger scale, this is only a small portion of what I deal with … Continue reading The Screenshot Project

Facebook, Bitter Trans Women, and The Fight for My Black Trans Identity

In 2016, I came out as transgender and in 2017, I started HRT. I didn’t legally change my name, take hormones, and face transphobia to have passing black trans women attack my womanhood. The trauma that trans women face is very much real but that doesn’t mean that you can push it on to another … Continue reading Facebook, Bitter Trans Women, and The Fight for My Black Trans Identity

thoughts on a broken society… a poem for niggas to get their shit together

Dear colonizers… or should I say dear white people, to make y’all a little more comfortable… I’ve grown tired of y’all shit. Not something as little as y’all giving me that lil bullshit smile on the streets when y’all walk past me, but having to deal with aunt becky who feels the need to 1) … Continue reading thoughts on a broken society… a poem for niggas to get their shit together

God Help The Outcasts: a Photo Shoot with Jesse Byerly

On May 23rd, I collaborated with local Cincinnati photographer, Jesse Byerly. Together, myself and Mr. Byerly, created a Hunchback of Notre Dame inspired photo shoot. We shot in front of 3 different locations: Morgans Hall on University of Cincinnati Campus, Spring Grove Cemetery, and Urban Artifact. I such have a deep love for Disney films … Continue reading God Help The Outcasts: a Photo Shoot with Jesse Byerly

During My Senior Year of High School, I Wanted To Kill Myself…. A Monologue

TRIGGER WARNING FOR MENTIONS OF SUCIDE During my senior year of high school in my first bell math class, I wanted to run out of Withrow high school and kill myself by running into ongoing traffic  I wrote a letter to my sister saying ‘I’m sorry for not being the brother that you wanted’. It … Continue reading During My Senior Year of High School, I Wanted To Kill Myself…. A Monologue

The Most Disrespected Woman in America is the Black Woman

This is a public service announcement:   Believe black sexual assault survivors Believe black sexual assault survivors Believe black sexual assault survivors   Believe black sexual assault survivors Believe black sexual assault survivors Believe black sexual assault survivors   Believe black sexual assault survivors Believe black sexual assault survivors Believe black sexual assault survivors   … Continue reading The Most Disrespected Woman in America is the Black Woman

White People and Their Bullshit Performative Allyship

As a trans person in the city of Cincinnati, I have come across various groups that focus on the transgender community. Whether it’s a support group, a organization, or a program that puts an emphasis on gender inclusion and transness, you’ll find them all over the city. While there are various transgender focused resources, the … Continue reading White People and Their Bullshit Performative Allyship