Saturday, May 05, 2018


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An MKR poem (photo credit-Rebecca Jackson)

I believe Black trans men and Black trans women are indivisible
It hurt to hear you say you feel invisible
It's something you've been saying and it's nothing new

Black trans men exist, that's no lie
It's a fact no one can deny
You face anti-trans violence on your trans journey
And deal with unique issues we're just beginning to see

Brothers like Marcelle, Alexander and Kylar paved the \way
You're trailblazing kings we see every day
Brother Carter who is unapologetically Black
Had the vision to found what became BTAC 

Acknowledging more transmasculine history
James McHarris and Wilmer Broadnax on our trans family tree
Shedding tears for too soon departed sons
Like the amazing Blake Brockington 

Can't forget the brothers who are nondisclosed
They keep me on point and on my activist toes
My trans military brothers on foreign shores
Fighting for freedom, mine and yours

Kortney blazing trails in movies and high tech
Dezjorn and Laith ripping runways among other projects
You're husbands, businessmen, gentlemen and scholars
So proud of you transmen it makes we wanna holler

I see you transmen running for political seats
Trying to become the next Phillipe
Snatch those seats at the political table
And run trans brothers run as soon as you're able

Can't forget the trans brothers that I'm increasingly seeing,
In Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean
While we share these connections across the Diaspora, too
Your unique stories are what we need to hear from you

Some of y'all are nonbinary
Chill out peeps, that concept isn't that scary
All it means is they don't wanna be
Tied to simply using the pronoun he

Time for me end this poetic 'ejumacation'
And show some love for my transbrothers across the nation
Your sisters all have mad love for you
#TransmenWeSeeYou AndHearU

1 comment:

The Social Eyes said...

Awesomeness!I love it!