One of the things that has needed to happen for a long time is for trans women and cis women to have conversations in which we talk about our respective issues, share stories, and facilitate the building of sisterhood and working partnerships with each other.
We've had one of those cis and trans women conversations I've outlined in Houston, and are planning more of them.
Tomorrow night in Washington DC, one of those conversations will take place at Busboys & Poets organized and hosted by Joanna Cifredo.
The FireBreathingTGirl.com presents SIS to CIS: Modern Day Women Deconstructing the Ideals of Womanhood is the first in a series of planned conversations between trans women and cis women of color to discuss womanhood, feminism, relationships, representation, the body, intersectionality and what it means to be a woman at the margins of today's society.
Cifredo is the founder of the FireBreathingTGirl blog, will co host along with Tyisha Jones, and is the first of the Sis to Cis conversations which have the goal of modeling a dialogue about the acceptance and inclusion
of transgender women of color into spaces and conversation
traditionally reserved for cisgender women; by creating a common
understanding about the shared experiences around our lives as
marginalized women with a history of resilience.
The panelists for this inaugural DC dialogue are Dr. Juliana Martinez, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Alexa Elizabeth Maclovia Rodriguez, and June Crenshaw.
If you're interested in attending, the address for the Busboys & Poets location hosting this conversation open to all is 1025 5th St NW, and it will start at 6 PM EDT.