Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Building Strong Alliances Between Feminists & Trans Activists

I hate family squabbles.

Two overlapping communities that are important to me are the feminist community and the transgender community.  Feminists and trans folks are fighters. We’ve had to be in order to survive and many of us haven’t survived. Unfortunately, lately we’ve been fighting each other.

Last month I followed the #YesAllWomen conversation on Twitter, and this week I have been reading the #YesAllTransWomen hashtag.

As I read perspectives on the struggles between feminists and trans activists (or, like tonight, I’ve been reading the twitter accounts of an actual argument) I want to add my voice to the mix, particularly in service to figuring out how to build effective alliances across our differences, celebrate our commonalities, and fight our shared enemies (whom I perceive to be misogyny & male domination).

As I develop my thoughts on the topic, I invite people to please send me links on twitter (@ayadeleon) to any smart articles you would recommend to anyone thinking about feminism and trans activism. I’m also interested in writing about black women, racism, and trans politics.

Thanks in advance & everyone be safe this weekend.

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This entry was posted on July 4, 2014 by in Uncategorized.

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