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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  • Trailer for Happy Birthday, Marsha! And Post-Production Fundraiser

    Happy Birthday Marsha

    Check out our trailer and find out more here! – Last summer, we raised funds to shoot the film via Kickstarter (thanks to many of you) plus grants from Trans Justice Funding Project, Gil Foundation, Astraea Global Arts Fund, and many many individual donations. Since then the scope of the film has changed dramatically. Rather […]

  • Reina Gossett: Historical Erasure as Violence

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    A few years ago I talked at the Queer Dreams & Non-Profit Blues conference about learning and sharing histories of trans women of color, including Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), as a strategy to transform and heal from historical isolation and erasure. BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project co-convened a […]

  • Touch One Another – talk by Reina Gossett & Grace Dunham

    Gay Liberation Front Flier

    Below is the text of a talk that Reina and Grace gave at Williams College on April 30th. It’s about the after-life of anti-cross-dressing and anti-touch laws, embarrassment, and friendship, along with a lot of other things that feel important to us right now. It’s existed in many versions, and will probably keep changing.  Today […]

  • Recent Interviews: Mask Magazine and Bluestockings Magazine

    Reina and Che Gossett

    My friend Jenny did this incredible interview with me and my sibling Che for Mask Magazine about giving less shits, social movement burnout, gender selfie determination and most importantly Billie Jean Grey! You can read it here. Last month when I was in Providence the brilliant Rheem Brooks interviewed me for Bluestockings Magazine about magic, remembrance […]

  • “What Are We Defending?” : Reina’s talk at the INCITE! COV4 Conference

    On March 26th through 29th, more than 1,600 people gathered in Chicago for the INCITE! Color of Violence 4 Conference. Reina took part in a plenary called “Ending Gender Violence Beyond Carceral Feminisms,” alongside amazing activists and thinkers like Nada Elia, Shira Hassan, Mariame Kaba, Soniya Munshi, Rasmeah Odeh, Beth Richie, Andrea Ritchie, Andy Smith, […]

  • 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 […]

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