I have loved Rep. Maxine Waters ever since I briefly met her in her office during a 1999 GenderPac Lobby day. I was looking at the quote she said in the wake of the attacks being aimed at her by the conservafools and I basically did a moni remix of it for myself and my Black trans sisters.
And nope, just because Republican legislators are trying to attack our humanity and human rights for their own electoral gain next year doesn't change that fact.
It's past time Black community, that you recognize the fact that if our human rights as trans people aren't secure, yours aren't either. I'm also tired of seeing ministers who look like me colluding with Republicans and white fundamentalist preachers to spread falsehoods about the trans community.
Black trans women like me exist here and across the African Diaspora. Our lineage goes back to ancient Egypt. We are beautiful. We are talented. We are intelligent. We are girls like us who if just given the opportunity, can accomplish amazing things.
I am Black. I am a woman of trans experience. I am unapologetic about it,and will keep saying it until you peeps get the point.that trans women are women. .