Feminista / Teacher / Student

Another soldier in the army of love -- a feminist, anti-racist, economic justice kinda love. Feminista, teacher, doctoral student, activist, Cali-Rican queer femme.
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You seem to think that in this shoot-out you’re being aimed at, and we’re just being hit coincidentally. That is not what’s happening. What is happening is that they are aiming at all of us but only calling us by your name.

This quote seems particularly urgent at this present moment—within and without the repro rights fight. This plagues so many of our movements: the powerful use our most intimate issues to divide us and to make us think that our liberation is not bound to one another.


whatfreshhellisthis wrotean amazing post about trans* people being excluded from the reproductive rights movement (scarlip then added amazing commentary on to it and h/t to one of my most favorite Tumblrs, prolongedeyecontact for posting both).

I am so incredibly guilty of saying, “While this may be directed at cis women (or that cis women may be the main targets of this anti-choice legislation), it affects more people than just them.” I will never say that again. (via keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus)

SOUL Summer School is an intensive 8-week introduction to community organizing and social change, designed for young activists who have been involved with social justice organizing for at least one year. SOUL is dedicated to building the skills of young women, young people of color, working class, and queer people as the next generation of leaders in the social justice movement.

Apply by Thursday, April 5th

1 Million Hoodies for 1 Million signatures on Change.org. The 1 Million Hoodie march is both physical and virtual—WEAR YOUR HOODIE ON WEDNESDAY 3/21 (tomorrow) and upload a pic to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies.

Tell people why you are marching and encourage them to sign the Change.org petition. 

SIGN THE PETITION HERE and encourage others to do the same!

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A NIGHT IN THE WOODS—HDSLR 15-20min short film
Writer/Director: Alexander L. Lee
Producer: Caroline Le

RAE - Lead
Late 20’s / early 30’s, genderqueer / butch of color, androgynous with a masculine edge, the strong / silent type, our protagonist. Rae uses third-gender pronouns (e.g. her, Ze, etc.), and has had trouble keeping a job because of hir gender identity and presentation. Ze mourns the recent loss of the love of hir life, Sarah, to cancer, and is consumed by guilt for not being able to pay for Sarah’s medical treatments.

MINA- Lead
Early 20’s, straight, feminine woman of color. She’s never known any out LGBT people, and has never had to think about her sexuality or gender identity. She’s lived a fairly comfortable life until everything gets turned upside down by the zombie plague and society unravels. She’s lost her entire family to the zombies, and has been through hell surviving on her own.

Please send headshot & resume to: anightinthewoods2012@gmail.com

Auditions: throughout October, by appointment

Shoot dates: Last 2 weekends of November 2011, in Oakland


Please be prepared to do a monologue and a cold read.

Perks: film festival exposure, meals, & a fun time!


New Book by and for Trans People Seeks POC, Trans Women, Immigrants & Poor/Low-Income Authors/Interviewees

A new resource guide by and for trans people is looking for people of color, immigrants, poor/low-income folks and people on the feminine spectrum who are interested in sharing their stories, expertise and experiences for this groundbreaking book project. You don’t need to be an academic or professional - everyone welcome. If you are trans, TG/TS, genderqueer, GV, gender nonconforming or intersex and would like to help us make sure this resource reflects your community’s experiences, please read on!


ABOUT THE PROJECT: Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (TBTS) is a groundbreaking
resource guide in-progress, being written by and for trans people. It is
based off the idea of Our Bodies, Ourselves, but will cover a much wider
variety of topics, including coming out as a trans person, relationships and
sexuality, parenting, identifying with multiple communities, finding
employment, seeking wellness, legal advocacy, and representations of trans
people in the media. TBTS is integrating discussions of class, race,
ability, status, and many other parts of trans identities throughout each
chapter in an effort to show how different and varied trans people?s
experiences are. The book will provide resources and guides from people
within diverse trans communities, and will include personal anecdotes,
advice, stories and art. TBTS is conducting outreach through numerous
community forums, an online survey, and targeted outreach to diverse
communities in order to include as many voices as possible. More information
about the project, including the TBTS survey and bios of many of our
authors, is available online at www.transbodies.com.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Trans Bodies, Trans Selves team is currently
looking for more contributors to help ensure that TBTS will represent a
broad a range of trans experiences. Specifically, we are looking for people
of color, people on the feminine spectrum, immigrants and/or poor/low-income
folks who are willing to contribute their stories, expertise and
experiences. Contributors do not need to be “experts;” experience is first
and foremost, and we welcome inquiries from any and all people within the
trans community who are open to speaking their own truths. TBTS is aiming to
be as accessible as possible and will use everyday, easily understood
language - not academic jargon - so contributors of all educational
backgrounds/levels are welcome.

If you are interested in contributing to TBTS, please contact Amanda Rosenblum at amanda@transbodies.com to find out more about how you can get involved. TBTS is currently looking for:

  - A range of short pieces (typically 800 words) that are personal narratives and/or that include specific resources and how-to’s
  - Other forms of writing and art
  - Folks who would like to share their experiences through interviews with the TBTS team
  - Authors for chapters on Immigration and Class

Please indicate in your email which topic(s)/experiences you might be
interested in addressing and tell us a little bit about your background.
While we cannot promise publication, we are committed to working with
potential authors/contributors to identify topics that have yet to be
covered and to help bring your unique perspective to the project. We are
also happy to consider works that may have already been published elsewhere,
subject to appropriate approval.

In addition to authors, we are also looking for volunteers who would like to
review chapters and/or responses to the TBTS online survey, many of which
will be incorporated into the book. This project is entirely volunteer-based
and we appreciate any time you might be able to contribute to help us make
TBTS as useful, informative and interesting as possible.

Please reach out to us if you are interested in contributing to the Trans Bodies, Trans Selves project, or if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!