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The vast majority of trans people do not undergo surgery, both because it is prohibitively expensive and because many people do not want or need it. The common misperception that surgery is the hallmark of trans experience is also particularly harmful to populations disproportionately lacking access to medical care, including low-income people, people of color, immigrants, and youth.
According to a 2009 survey, 80 percent of transgender women and 98 percent of transgender men have not undergone genital surgery. Because it is difficult to include people in prisons, people without secure housing, and other highly vulnerable people with exceptionally poor access to health care in such studies, I would suggest that these numbers may be even higher than the study was able to confirm.
Dean Spade, Normal Life (via ahollowworld)
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jamiesinverguenza:

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biscuitsandgravyzine:

Biscuits & Gravy Zine
Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities
Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.
Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.
The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:
poetry, fiction, personal stories
photos/selfies
artwork
collages
quotes
music
Please send your submissions for consideration or any questions to biscuitsandgravyzine@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2014. Mailed submissions can also be considered.

jamiesinverguenza:

[Image: a color graphic with text on it that reads “Call for Submissions: Biscuits & Gravy”.]

biscuitsandgravyzine:

Biscuits & Gravy Zine

Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities

Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.

Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.

The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”

Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:

  • poetry, fiction, personal stories
  • photos/selfies
  • artwork
  • collages
  • quotes
  • music

Please send your submissions for consideration or any questions to biscuitsandgravyzine@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2014. Mailed submissions can also be considered.