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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]