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  • Day 20 – Remember those who died

    #30DaysOfAction . Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Many communities around the country hold formal vigils to mark this day and remember those who died as a result of anti-trans violence. Each community and each individual chooses to honor the lives lost in the past year in unique ways. Some with candles and […]

  • Day 19 – Engage in safety planning

    #30DaysOfAction . Did you know that between 31 and 50% of trans people experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime?  This data is from a November 2015 report from The Williams Institute, “Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Abuse Among LGBT People: A review of existing research.”  http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Intimate-Partner-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse-among-LGBT-People.pdf When intimate partner violence occurs, it is not […]

  • Day 18 – Decrease Body Stigma

    #30DaysOfAction . One way we can decrease violence against trans and non-binary people is to encourage ourselves and each other to radically and unapologetically LOVE our bodies.  Trans and non-binary people are saturated with messages that our bodies are not whole, handsome, beautiful, just the way they are.  Trans people are inundated with messages that […]

  • Day 17 – Become (and help others become) trauma-informed

    #30DaysOfAction . Have you heard of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study? If not, you owe it to yourself and everyone else to learn about it. It showed that traumatic events in childhood were absolutely and strongly linked to mid- and late-life physical as well as mental health problems, including premature death. This is particularly […]

  • Day 16 – Support people around Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

    #30DaysOfAction . This weekend many communities will be holding Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) events. TDOR is hard for many people. While some are comforted and feel supported by gathering together to mourn those who had their lives taken by anti-transgender violence, others feel more painful emotions.  For many, being reminded of this severity of […]