Reina Gossett is the Activist Fellow at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women, a filmmaker and sought after speaker & trainer.

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  • From Subjection to Subjection: Reina Gossett, Saidiya Hartman, Charlene Sinclair

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    Last September the Scottish based organization Arika invited Saidiya Hartman, Charlene Sinclair and I to lead a conversation about prison abolition and the carceral system as a gendering apparatus. The experience shook me at my core in the best possible way! Some of the participants in this series of conversations/performances (titled Episodes) took part in our conversation including Michael […]

  • Healthcare Victory for Trans & Gender Non Conforming New Yorkers!

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    The campaign for safe and affordable healthcare for all people, including trans and gender non conforming New Yorkers saw a clear victory on December 17th when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Department of Health will now cover transgender healthcare.  This decision reverses 16 years of healthcare discrimination that denied trans and gender […]

  • Video: Futures Of Abolition: Trans and Queer Resistance Against the Prison Industrial Complex

    Fabulous Five at the One Archives (CeCe McDonald, Miss Major, Eric A Stanley, Reina Gossett, Janetta Johnson)

    Last week I participated in a legendary conversation at the One Archives in Los Angeles with a brilliant group of people: Miss Major, Janetta Johnson, CeCe McDonald and Eric A Stanley.  Our discussion centered on trans liberation as prison abolition as the most fabulous way to be together.  Check it out below! Special thanks to Eric A Stanley for […]

  • Redefining Realness: A Salon in honor of Janet Mock

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    Barnard Center for Research On Women recently posted the video of the Janet Mock Salon last April.  I had such a great time moderating this panel/roast/celebration/salon in honor of Janet Mock’s book. Check out the unmeasurable brilliance of my sibling Che Gossett, CeCe McDonald, Brittany Cooper, Mey Valdivia Rude and of course the one & […]

  • WE DID IT! Happy Birthday Marsha!


    WE DID IT! Together, we have raised over $25,500 to lift up the rich legacies of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera!  Over 400 people have donated and countless others helped us spread the word by sending out emails, posting on Facebook, and tweeting calls for support, we couldn’t have done this without you! THANK […]

  • Support Marsha P Johnson & Sylvia Rivera film on Kickstarter!


    This morning my collaborator Sasha Wortzel and I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Happy Birthday, Marsha! – a short film about legendary best friends and trans activists, Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson & Sylvia Rivera, in the hours before the Stonewall riots. How we tell the stories of our heroes matters, so we are drawing […]

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