@1 week ago with 13 notes
One of my absolute heros, Drew Deveaux, trans feminist porn artist.
Came across one of my favourite portraits ever by one of my favourite photographers. Enjoy.
Cis Researchers Get Rich While Their Trans Subjects Starve
@1 week ago with 548 notes
Some group of researchers just sent me mail on here to invite me to participate in their study about trans peoples’ Marginalization, Mental Health, and Empowerment — offering a “1 in 25 chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.”
I sent them quite the response.
Let me put this out there: I have been…
Absofuckinglutely. This is spot on and it requires a whole rethinking of how research is done in order to change this. For a different perspective, I worked with TransPULSE for almost a decade. We spent weeks and months talking about and making change so that these asymmetries would be erased or reduced in our research work. Some things we did include: making sure 50%+1 of all core research team members were trans; explicitly making it known that the date is owned by the Trans community with community members determining its use at all stages; having a 25 person community engagement team who we paid a basic honorarium for a couple of hours of work per month for 2 years during the length of the project including 2 weekend retreats; paying this same basic honorarium to trans community members on the research team for the duration of the project; having a full time community engagement coordinator as one of only 2 staff positions whilst the project was fully funded, and; constant reflection on power and who benefits from this work.
What was most challenging was that everything we did had never been done before, and much of it was quasi illegal if you can believe it because of the way that research funding and what money can be spend on does not attend to any of these issues.
@2 weeks ago with 75 notes
#photography #trans #gender
model & fake bombs: drew deveaux
photographer: courtney trouble
i’ve been thinking about this shoot for a long time and am excited that I was able to realize it with courtneytrouble. (dys)inspired by hater TERFs everywhere.
@4 weeks ago with 17 notes
#san francisco #queer #pride #courtney trouble #queerly beloved
give me one of my fave parties (queerly beloved), one of my fave hotties in Andre Shakti, one of my fave photographers in Rae Threat raethreatsnaps. and bang.