TRIGGER WARNING: This piece contains usage of transphobic language Sex….. fucking…. hooking up…. Having sexual relations….. Regardless of what you call it, a multitude of people are having sex and in 2018, it’s easier than ever because of access to apps such as Tinder and Grindr. I enjoy having casual sex and see nothing wrong with … Continue reading I Am Not Your Pornhub Fantasy
This is for the black trans girls when the white cisgender pride parade isn’t enough. Scream, yell, throw a motherfucking fit… let this society that pushes us to the margins know that we exist…. We aren’t this foreign concept, we are h u m a n. I grew up feeling like I had to be … Continue reading For The Black Trans Girls When The White Cisgender Pride Parade Isn’t Enough… A Poem.
I am a woman….. Who happens to be trans….. I hold on to that label… Trans…… Those five letters in that exact order means something to me because for so long I didn’t know how to explain what I was feeling and now that I do, I’m not letting go of that that label. T R … Continue reading Trans…. More Than a Word
On June 3rd 2018, FX premiered Pose, a new show looking at the ballroom scene and culture of the 1980s. For those that are unfamiliar with those terms, a ball and ballroom culture refers to the subculture of the LGBTQ community. Within this space is where you find people who have been cast out of … Continue reading The Category is Femme Queen Realness: How Fashion Helped Me Find Myself
To my sister who asked “why do gay people have to change all of the sudden when they come out?” When you posed this rhetorical question it was the summer of 2012. I was 14…….. and I didn’t know how to respond I felt ashamed because while this could have been directed at … Continue reading To My Sister….
For many, the month of June means warm summer days and the smell of BBQ cookouts. For the queer community, it’s a reminder that the pride parades and festivals are right around the corner. There’s so much beauty in living your truth but there’s a problem that plagues this community. It’s like a open secret … Continue reading Race, Queerness and the Problem That White Queer People Don’t Want To Address
Many people in my circles know that I speak out for transgender and queer people of color because our voices are often silenced by society here in America and across the world. This weekend, I visited DC, where I attended a conference that focused on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. While there, I began to notice that … Continue reading Looking Beyond The Spaces We Take Up and Realizing Our Privilege