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“We know that visibility is important to bring awareness and attention to the issues that are impacting trans, gender non-conforming, gender fabulous, gender creative, gender expressive lives.” ~ Andrea Jenkins

Andrea shares this poem is from her full length collection, “The T is Not Silent”, Purple Lioness Productions.

Recorded March 2021

Andrea Jenkins is the first Black transgender woman to be elected to public office in the United States.  She has been a leader in the trans community, in other social/political movements, in helping to preserve transgender history (especially oral history). She is an eloquent writer, poet, and spoken word artist, and so much more.

Her brilliance shines through in this piece of poetry she shares with us for #TransDayOfVisbility.

Learn More about Andrea:

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/annapoetic

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shesgotgame1

Website:  https://www.andrea-jenkins.com/


To see other contributions to FORGE’s #TransDayOfVisibility collection, check out: https://forge-forward.org/collections/tdov/