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.
Drew Deveaux | Jan 2012 | No More Apologies Keynote Address | Toronto, ON, Canada
I think this is so true for my own work, and so important when talking about the the experience of trans people as targets of oppression. I am shocked that “trans theorists” are still pumping out work that doesn’t acknowledge cissexism, cisnormativity, cis privilege and all the other ways cisness is systematically structured and institutionalized into our society. To me, this is like trying to talk about the oppression of people of color without talking about racism and Whiteness, or the oppression of women without talking about sexism and patriarchy. I suppose it can be done, but why would we want to limit ourselves by going without such powerful analytical tools?