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Friday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TGNC-4-TGNC: Radically Loving Beyond Binaries

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In a society that shames transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks (TGNC), especially and always those further marginalized by Blackness, a lack of material resources, and other forms of social difference, navigating love can be thought of as nothing less than a radical, life-affirming, and transformative act. Too often, though, we know that pursuing loving relationships with cisgender folks can result in further internalized shame, intimate partner violence and even death. What does a world look like in which TGNC folks are offered visions of loving partnerships and communities with other TGNC folks? How can these unions serve as healing spaces to work through shame, internalized biases, trauma and the violence of navigating the world as a TGNC person? How can we model possibilities of these types of transformations for young folks? Explore with us as we unpack the importance of TGNC-4-TGNC relationships, the meaning of love outside of binary imaginings, and apply lenses to seeing the transformative power of rejecting hetero- and cis-normative realities.

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Xaelah Jarrett

she/her/hers, Intersectionality Track Lead / High School Program Lead
Xaelah Jarrett (she/her) is a Black trans womanist pursuing her interests in public health and queer and trans liberation. She’s particularly interested in cultural and intergenerational trauma, youth empowerment, and critical engagement with ideas of love and intimacy. She holds... Read More →
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Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander is a queer trans, black/south asian, artist, educator, and healer. A former youth organizer, Sasha has been working at the intersections of lgbtq, youth, media, economic, gender and racial justice movements for 20 years. Sasha was named one of the inaugural Trans 100... Read More →
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Olympia Perez

They/Them and Her-She like the chocolate bar.
Olympia Perez is a Afro-Latina Transwoman who was raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. She is a poet, healer,  multimedia artist, and facilitator invested in decolonizing spaces. She has been organizing since 2006 around the intersections of violence she and her trans and gnc communities... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Fairfield Room

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