As the title suggests, everything on this blog concerns violence against trans women.
The Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project is a trans feminist project addressing issues of systematic, institutional and interpersonal violence and oppression experienced by trans women (those who were coercively assigned male at birth and identify or are identified as women/female) across multiple identities (e.g., race, class, dis/ability, citizen-status, nationality, sexuality, age, HIV status, and form, status, or age of transition, etc.)
Ida Hammer is a writer and social justice communicator. She organizes the Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project. She presents workshops and trainings on cis privilege and being a trans ally. She's also involved in organizing against sexualized violence. She's a proud dyke-identified trans woman and an organizer of the New York City Dyke March.
At press time, Between The Lines is still gathering information on two separate killings that occurred over the past week in Detroit.
Dimetrez Griffin, 37, was found beaten to death in his apartment at the Leland Hotel March 28.…
A 35-year-old transgender woman, Coko Williams, was found shot to death in the 100 block of Parkhurst Street in Palmer Park, near the intersection of Woodward Avenue and McNichols (Six Mile) Road at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“We are saddened to hear of yet another life ended too soon,” said Nusrat Ventimiglia, director of victim’s services for Equality Michigan, in a statement. “Our thoughts go out to Ms. Williams’ family and friends who have suffered a great loss. We urge anyone with information about Coko’s killing to contact the Detroit Police.”
Friends recalled Williams as a loner.
“She was really a sweet, quiet girl,” said Dada, who had known Williams for the past 15 years and told BTL that she sometimes worked as a hair stylist. “She was never shady or nasty. She wasn’t that type of girl at all. She was always respectful of herself and to other people. It’s sad for her to go out the way she did.”