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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 […]

“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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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Redefining Realness: A Salon in honor of Janet Mock

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 & […]

SRLP and Friends holding the Trans Healthcare Now Banner created by Liz Bishop, Aleksei Wagner and Reina Gossett

#transhealthcarenow!

One hour ago, with other members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project I participated in a direct action at HX Refactored, a health care conference in New York City, attended by the new NY State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. We went to stop business as usual at the Department of Health. 16 years of transgender […]