Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. This is a month to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and successes of women.
I consider myself an intersectional feminist and as Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American law professor who coined the term in 1989, explained Intersectional feminism as, “a prism for seeing the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each other.”
To that end, it is important for me to use my privilege as a white woman, to uplift, support, and center the stories other than my own, such as the voices of BIPOC women, of immigrant women, of LGBTQIA+ women.
So, in honor of this Women’s History Month, I want to remind you that trans women are women and that it is important for us to fight for their rights to participate in women’s sports, to support their right to gender affirming medical care, and whatever rights lawmakers are trying to take away from them.
To learn more about trans rights here are some IG accounts to follow:
@AlokVMenon – (they/them) author, performer, speaker, fashionista
@Mx.Deran – non-binary femme
@PinkMantaRay – Schuyler Bailar the first trans D1 NCAA men’s athlete
@QuuerSurgeon – gender affirming surgeon
@Qween_Jean – black trans liberation
@TGIJusticeProject – group of TGI people inside & outside of prisons, jails, & detention centers
@TransLashMedia- tells trans stories to save trans lives
@Transplaining – consulting agency working to create a safe/r world for trans* people
@TransStudent – transforming education for trans students
@ZoeStoller – queer writer, educator & social worker, sharing knowledge, visibility & authenticity