Thursday, November 18, 2010

Transgender Day of Remebrance 2010

This Saturday is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. I participated in the annual webcomics project, the archives of which can be found here. The day is to honor and mention trans people who are killed about once a month. Most of the victims are trans women of color, many from other countries besides this one (the U.S.A.). My goal with the page was to discuss my relative good fortune and privilege in my life so far, while also paying tribute to the dead, and looking forward with some amount of hope for the future.

The theme of this year is "Coping." From the website:
How do we cope with the knowledge that transgendered people (and their friends and loved ones) are killed and murdered for who they are (or for who they associate with)? What do we do knowing that we, or someone we know could be targeted for this?

Pen and ink on board.

2010 Archive

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