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“Sometimes, it is all you can do to keep yourself breathing.” If you’re a trans woman of color who’s thinking about suicide, you’re not alone. Here are the lessons that helped this author keep breathing, even on the hardest days.
This problem is deeper than “good or bad apples” practicing medicine – there’s a dangerous culture of medical abuse against trans people. Here are some of the most common ways this abuse happens – and why it needs to stop.
Ever participated in these ways of making social justice communities exclusive? They’re pretty common, but this author’s got some ways to include everyone – and some really good points about why it matters.
Do you know what to do in a situation like this? This article advises against the usual approach of villainizing an abuser or not believing a survivor, to help you deal with the complex reality of partner violence.
What this author witnessed is far too common – and what’s worse is that so many of us in social justice groups don’t know how to respond as bystanders to partner violence. Are any of these familiar to your community?
Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox. With trans people more visible than ever in the media, the way most of us talk about trans issues is misleading – and even harmful. Here’s how we can do better.