Miss Major "I'm still fucking here" by Micah Bazant

Miss Major in The Personal Things

  I just directed an animated short about the small every day ways Miss Major Griffin-Gracy fights back and challenges the status quo. At a moment of increased violence I wanted to release it on Trans Day of Resilience/Remembrance because Miss Major is someone whose life and labor has allowed for so many of us […]

Hampshire Commencement Address

Commencement Address at Hampshire College

I was honored to address the Hampshire College graduating class who have consistently amazed me with their activism and dedication to connecting issues on campus with broader social movements.  Below is the video and the text I drew from for my speech that I wrote with the brilliant Grace Dunham & Tina Zavitsanos! First off, I want to thank […]

Thank you for funding our film!

Thank you for funding our film!

Dear friends, Our post production campaign is officially over! Through your support Happy Birthday, Marsha! was backed over 630 times and raised a total of $35,700! We cannot say it enough: Thank you!  You made this campaign such a powerful statement about our collective power and the importance of this story.  We honestly could not have […]

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Reina Gossett: Historical Erasure as Violence

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 […]

Reina and Che Gossett

Recent Interviews: Mask Magazine and Bluestockings Magazine

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, […]

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

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 […]