Share your Story!
No Justice No Pride is engaged in work to support multiple pieces of local legislation to decriminalize Fare Evasion and sex work along with finding solutions to those most on the margins within the TGNC Community.
In a year with the highest recorded number of trans people murdered, No Justice No Pride (NJNP) recognized the continued marginalization that leads to anti-trans violence — particularly violence against trans women of color (TWOC) — and launched a Campaign with a Public Statement on violence against TWOC in DC, a Call-In Day for Justice to the Metropolitan Police Department, a Rally and March, and a Petition that’s gained more than 1,000 local signatures supporting our fight against transmisogyny as we work to help protect and support trans people in the District of Columbia, home to the largest recorded per capita population of trans individuals in the U.S.
NJNP has since joined coalitions that are helping us make key parts of our vision of Trans Justice a reality, and we are currently playing a critical role organizing District-wide outreach, public education, and canvassing to build support for City Council bills that if passed would make life safer for many trans individuals.
As part of this project, we launched our Community Storytelling Project set with big ambitions and little resources to present powerful narratives through collecting surveys and small storytelling events led by directly-impacted trans community members around experiences related to Fare Evasion, Street & Public Harassment, Sex Work, Wellness, Housing, and Community Safety. In addition to soliciting suggestions on how the District of Columbia can better protect its trans community members from anti-trans violences.
Over the summer, NJNP organizers completed the first phase of our Storytelling project getting over 20 stories from Trans community members about their experiences with these different issues. We are excited to announce our first phase summer of our Storytelling Project is now available to read and download.
In preparation for our second phase we created a way for people to share their stories online using the same questionnaire from the first phase, displayed in a simplified way.
Before you share, here a couple of things to note:
- All questions and answers are optional. Stories submitted will be posted here anonymously.
- If you wish for a specific field or answer to a question to not be posted publicly, leave blank. Alternatively, at the bottom of the form there is an option to keep your response completely anonymous and off of the website.
- we may follow up with you to see if you wish to share your experience with elected leaders at the next opportunity.
- It’s important that we amplify different experiences with these issues to our elected leaders and other constituents so that they can better understand the direct impacts of this legislation, and ensure that their decisions reflect the needs of those they would affect.
- You may submit multiple times if you have more than one experience to share. (to reduce the amount of questions we broke up the form by issue).
We are also interested in learning about how to improve services related to housing, general wellness, immigration and more.
View stories shared by others here.
Originally published at tgnc.nojusticenopride.org on October 20th, 2018.
Posted on <span class=”updated”>Oct 20, 2018</span>