November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance, one of the most well-known events centered around the transgender and gender non-conforming community. We’re mourning the lives we’ve lost, and as these deaths get more media attention, more and more people are waking up to the reality of how vulnerable this population is.
But trans stories shouldn’t matter only after death. With this collection of trans writers, artists, and advocates, we can also remember how lucky we are to be alive at the same time as some powerful people who are making the world a better place for all of us to live in.
We hope you enjoy these glimpses into their transformative work and remarkable lives.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 5 Reasons Sylvia Rivera Is One of the Most Badass Radical Trans Heroes to Ever Live
- Here’s Why ‘Raising Awareness’ About Trans Lives Isn’t Good Enough
Ronnie Rene Ritchie is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism, an illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear.