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Gender Bent's Blog – February 2017 Archive (4)

INTERVIEW: Black trans artist Lucas Charlie Rose on his trans-only mixtape

“Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?”—Professor Oak, Pokémon



My gender-identity crisis started young, and the only reason I choose to call it a “crisis” and not a “transition” has everything to do with how gender (“norms”) and sexuality are viewed and received within the Black Community, and when presented on a broader spectrum.



One of the greatest difficulties I’ve experienced on my journey of coming out as Pansexual in regards to my sexuality, and…
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Added by Gender Bent on February 28, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Black transwoman Keke Collier shot and killed in Chicago #BlackTransLivesMatter



We’ve lost another Black trans life. Tuesday in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, a 24-year old transwoman named Keke Collier was shot and killed, according to WLS-TV. Early reports have misgendered Collier as male, although she was well known and outspoken about gender identity. In the WLS report, a friend of Collier’s named Shasha Lauren confirmed the victim’s identity. Lauren works as a peer navigator at Chicago House, a nonprofit organization that helps transgender… Continue

Added by Gender Bent on February 23, 2017 at 11:58am — No Comments

Hidden Figures: Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality", helped change activism forever

Hopefully, you’ve heard of intersectionality by now. A term coined by Civil Rights advocate civil rights advocate and critical race theory scholar Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, intersectionality is the black feminist theory that specifically addresses the areas in which oppression intersects, or the “interconnected nature” of societal categories, like race, gender, religion, orientation, etc. A clear example of an intersectional issue can be observed when we look at the wage gap… Continue

Added by Gender Bent on February 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Anti-Misogynoir Project creates platform for black womxn to tell their own narratives

The Anti-Misogynoir Project is a visual project that gives black women a platform to share their own narratives about the black femme experience. “It's kind of like a Humans of NY, but for Black Womxn,” says photographer Jacquelyn Iyamah. Through the ongoing visual project, Iyamah hopes to empower and embolden black women to be honest about their identities and stories by sharing them with the world. See more of the Anti-Misogynoir Project on…

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Added by Gender Bent on February 2, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments

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