Celebrating Resilience on Trans Day of Remembrance

Micah Bazant | Truthout | November 20, 2015

Trans Day of Resilience is an extension and reimagining of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual event memorializing people (mostly Black trans women) killed by anti-trans violence. We acknowledge and denounce the transphobic and misogynist violence that disproportionately impacts trans women and femmes of color. We pay respect to those we have lost. At the same time, our goal is to lift up the resilience, power and beauty of trans and gender-nonconforming communities of color. This collection of art serves to honor our leadership, our fortitude and our divinity.

Art by B. Parker for BreakOUT! of New Orleans, Louisiana

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This project allowed me to further explore Black trans communities and feel more confident stepping out into the world understanding that I am not fighting alone for equality, understanding and acceptance.

– B. Parker

Art by Wriply Bennet for Black Lives Matter, a national organization

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This project is a great way to have a platform to introduce all people to trans women and trans life, and it is extremely important trans women are able to mediate this conversation. Mediation through art is one of the most beautiful ways we can transmit our own lives.

– Wriply Bennet

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