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(tl;dr: I'm in NYC between about the 6th and 15th, mostly working on two conferences and a documentary- HMU and if you've got a couch I'd love you forever)
I'm in NYC for #ttw17(april 6th-8th), talking about how transmisoginst violence creates traumatised bodies for reproductive and sexual labour, and how trans womens labour fits into materialist feminisms and wages for housework.
I'm also in Ithaca(cue, mountain goats) for "Imaginaries of the future: utopian after the human"(11/12th april), talking about how the hidden, safer, spaces trans women labour to create are a transapocaliptic tactic for surviving hostile social conditions.
I've also been commissioned by the same network to do a documentary(provisionally titled "refugia") on how trans women have historically, and do contemporarily, create spaces of refuge away from transmisogynistic society, and how this community building is a survival tactic. I'd love to speak to people who have thoughts on transmisogyny, community, and disposability while I'm there.
If you've got a couch I can crash on in this time(6th-10th or 13-15th) I'd love you forever
I've had travel and some costs paid for this by imaginaries of the future. Imaginaries of the future are funded by the Leverhulme trust, who were initially funded by(and act to cover up, by their silence) a business that used forced labour in the (then) belgian congo to run their business. As a white british person living in a city built on the slave trade, in a country built by empire, not gaining from colonialist institutions is impossible- but I can and will continue to draw attention to where this money has come from, how the Leverhulme trust acts, and will not be complicit in the ongoing cover up of the genocide in which William leverhulme was a significant part. I'll be writing more on the ills of the leverhulme trust, and talking about it in all output funded by them.