Transgender Women of Color

This month, we are exploring transgender issues and themes in support of the 2017 Arlington Reads Together selection, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.” Recent news stories have explored the lives of transgender women of color. Using library resources, learn more about the challenges of these women who live at the intersection of race and gender.

Here is a selection from our library resources:
Transgender Women Fear Mistreatment and Abuse in Immigration Detention
The New York Times, January 11, 2017

Bell Hooks: a conversation with Laverne Cox
Appalachian Heritage Fall 2015

Elle Hearns: Transforming transgender in America
UWIRE Text., Mar. 11, 2017

Read Janet Mock’s Empowering Speech on Trans Women of Color and Sex Workers
The Cut, Jan. 22, 2017

Memoirs, Books, Movies and more:






Online Resources:

TransWomen of Color Collective

Trans Student Educational Resources


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