TWOCC was established almost one year ago after the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, a black trans woman in New York City. Since then we have brought visibility to this case and uplifted the narratives of struggle and resilience from our communities. From our multiple appearances at conferences, to our various talks, and our numerous accountability sessions we have created a new space for trans women of color leadership in the movement.
We are an organizing collective, NOT a registered non-profit. We rely on grassroots fundraising to sustain the work. Trans women of color have historically — and continue to — put our bodies on the line for justice. The amount of unpaid emotional, physical, and psychological labor we do for our movements is astronomical. We are tired of the lip service that our allies give to trans women of color issues. We believe that the role of allies in our movement is to fund us so that we can do the work for ourselves! This is a fundraising campaign lead by allies to support our work. We need YOUR change, to make our own!
One day…Lol every time I see this, I have to remind myself that Maluri isn’t married and this was just a photoshoot (so she says lol). But I’ll never waver from the fact that she was gorgeous when I met her in college and still beautiful now. My lil lioness lol. Should’ve seen her before she cut her locs! Y’all go follow her!liveinlayersHer IG is @malurilauren. Sure she’d appreciate all the beautiful woc & qwoc gracing her page lol :)
Hey guys! For those of you that don’t know, I am a film major at York University. Recently I was given an assignment involving tactical media. My professor told us to use an already existing media form and use it to challenge the trends forming with these “trends”. I focused on the immense hatred shown towards many black females and made an ad about these “trends”. Using the existing media forms, I used a picture from The Coiffure Project. However, they are in no way affiliated with my assignment. As part of the project, I want to start a trend on twitter/tumblr with the hashtag #whereismyvoice. One would use it in this context: “#whereismyvoice when you tell me I’m pretty for a blackgirl” etc…. so here is the picture! This is inspired by the new pictures that show discrimination on google searches. and YES these are actual REAL tweets. Just reposting so that the poster is the centre of the post!
BGF TBT :: Harlem Renaissance Fly girls circa 1938 via @blackarchives. We been fly. #blackgirlfly #tbt #bgfmag #bgftbt #harlemworld #harlemrenaissance #blackarchives #blackexcellence #blackfeminism #blackgirlflymag #blackisbeautiful #naturalhair #vintageflygirl #vintage #harlem