Trans Mutual Aid


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From the work of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to the Covid-19 pandemic, mutual aid has long been key to trans survival. To find out what trans mutual aid looks like today, Imara speaks with organizers Asanni Armon and Tuck Woodstock. First, Asanni explains how party-based organization For the Gworls is disrupting conventional approaches to fundraising and aid distribution for Black trans people. They discuss how their approach to crowdsourcing and collaborating with traditional non-profits has changed over the years. Next, Imara talks with Tuck Woodstock about the Gender Reveal mutual aid and grant program. They highlight the role of trust, frustration, and joy in this work, and the impact that a few hundred dollars can have amidst the systemic failure of the state.

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Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Our intern is Mirana Munson-Burke.

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Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records.

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