8 Illustrations Show the Resilience of Trans Women of Color

With 22 transgender women murdered this year alone – 19 of whom women of color – Forward Together, a multi-racial organization aimed at creating social change through culture and policy, wanted to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating on Nov. 20th’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, with an art and activism project. But their observance goes beyond remembrance.

The Trans Day of Resilience campaign brings together eight trans and gender non-conforming artists and eight trans justice organizations to illustrate the stories of remembrance, resilience and resistance of trans women of color.

"Too often we’re only fighting the things we don’t want, like violence and poverty. It’s just as important to imagine and build the world we do want," Micah Bazant, founding artist, said.

Ahead, re-imagine Transgender Day of Remembrance with artwork from this powerful illustration project.

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Raquel Reichard, Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor atLatina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

 

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