TRANSFORM Fund

SUPPORT OUR TRANS AND GENDER EXPANSIVE BIPOC COMMUNITY

All TRANSFORM funds are currently going to support Lady Shug as she lifts up our community amidst threats. 

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What does intersectionality look like in real life?
 

It is one thing for white or cisgender people to know the word intersectionality, created by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 to invite people to urgently notice the unique issues that Black women face from being a part of two marginalized groups. It has been deeply developed since then to include many other marginalized identities while still lifting up all Black women.

 

It is one thing to know the word.... it is entirely different to be living it as a BIPOC trans, gender expansive person.

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Intersectionality takes on new meaning....

...when you are more easily stopped by the cops for being Black, then harassed and questioned for looking “confusing” around gender, or having the “wrong” gender marker (M or F) on your driver’s license. 

 

...when your white cisgender boss is uncomfortable about racial and gender feedback you give them, putting your housing, family, healthcare, and economics at risk.

Intersectionality takes on new meaning....

....when your Black trans friend is suicidal, disappears, and the only option you’ve used before to get help is to call the cops. What resources are available?

 

....when the economic health of your family has been at risk for generations because of racial oppression. While gender is causing mental health issues for yourself, you instead have to focus on the health, jobs and wellbeing of your whole family, putting your own needs around gender aside.

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Intersectionality takes on new meaning....

.....when you, your mother, and your grandmother all have the same cancer risks from generations of racial oppression, but you cannot find a doctor to address those without being misgendered, and you cannot find a surgeon who can help without causing severe gender dysphoria. 

 

...when you need an abortion, but the only trans-competent abortion clinic is known for decades to sterilize People of Color without their knowledge. 

OUR VISION

DISRUPT the isolation with us…..Show up for our trans and gender expansive BIPOC community. 

Sadly all of the above stories are real stories from our fam.

We are creating an ongoing pool of support for our trans and gender People of Global Majority (POC) fam. We have folks in our communities with immediate needs and will have ongoing needs.

THANK YOU for stepping in and supporting! 

ALL money from TRANSFORM fund goes directly to BIPOC trans and gender expansive individuals with no requirements of how they use the funds. We deeply trust people to use funds how they most need.