RESOLVE: DAILY MEDIATIONS WITH SHAKINA

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RESOLVE: DAILY MEDIATIONS WITH SHAKINA

If you've ever wanted to meditate but are worried that you don't know how, or that you can't sit still for long enough to make it "work," this album is for you. A collection of guided awareness meditations led by Shakina that can be used singularly or in combination with one another to build a foundation for daily practice, with original music by Ben Bonnema.

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How To Be An Ally

How To Be An Ally

Being an ally is the act of centering an individual or community with less power or privilege than your own, and being an ally necessitates a few basic things...

Smart Girls Advocate for Transgender Rights: PART 3

Smart Girls Advocate for Transgender Rights: PART 3

Some people say feminism is about women being treated equally to men. Actually, that’s really just a great side effect of feminism. What feminism is really about is dismantling the systems of power that create and maintain gender inequality in the first place...

Smart Girls Advocate for Transgender Rights: PART 2

Smart Girls Advocate for Transgender Rights: PART 2

One of the cornerstones of anti-trans legislation is the subject of privacy. Some cisgender people think that a transgender person using the same restroom as them is an invasion of privacy. Let’s break this down...

My response to the Dandara Dos Santos viral murder video

My response to the Dandara Dos Santos viral murder video

Originally posted on facebook, Logo's NewNowNext reprinted my thoughts on the video of Dandara Dos Santos' last moments of life. A video they and many other newsfeeds published in attempt to catch the murderers and raise awareness about the violence being waged against trans women. I had a different response to the video and it's viral messaging.  

Smart Girls Advocate for Transgender Rights: PART 1

Smart Girls Advocate for Transgender Rights: PART 1

I’m gonna give it to you straight: So-called “bathroom bills” are about a lot more than bathrooms. They are about erasing transgender people from public life by legalizing discrimination. Let’s discuss…

Letter to the Revolution

Letter to the Revolution

Dear Fellow Revolutionaries,

I write to you as a dusty-kneed soldier of the great unfolding rebellion that is America.

I write from the heart, in a pivotal moment in which each of us must decide whether to lead with love or fear. I urge you to remember: Only love is real...

Come Home

Come Home

Theatre-maker and activist, Shakina Nayfack, takes her solo show on tour in one of the most dangerous places to be trans. Her goal: education and acceptance through art.

Originally published on Playbill.com as part of their 2016 Pride Coverage under the title "Diary of a Trans Actress on the Road...in North Carolina" 

Southern Revival

Southern Revival

Theatre-maker and activist, Shakina Nayfack, takes her solo show on tour in one of the most dangerous places to be trans. Her goal: education and acceptance through art.

Originally published on Playbill.com as part of their 2016 Pride Coverage under the title "Diary of a Trans Actress on the Road...in North Carolina" 

Making Connections

Making Connections

Theatre-maker and activist, Shakina Nayfack, takes her solo show on tour in one of the most dangerous places to be trans. Her goal: education and acceptance through art.

Originally published on Playbill.com as part of their 2016 Pride Coverage under the title "Diary of a Trans Actress on the Road...in North Carolina" 

Stand Out

Stand Out

Theatre-maker and activist, Shakina Nayfack, takes her solo show on tour in one of the most dangerous places to be trans. Her goal: education and acceptance through art.

Originally published on Playbill.com as part of their 2016 Pride Coverage under the title "Diary of a Trans Actress on the Road...in North Carolina" 

Taking Off

Taking Off

Theatre-maker and activist, Shakina Nayfack, takes her solo show on tour in one of the most dangerous places to be trans. Her goal: education and acceptance through art.

Originally published on Playbill.com as part of their 2016 Pride Coverage under the title "Diary of a Trans Actress on the Road...in North Carolina" 

Manifest Pussy

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Manifest Pussy

Not many people get a second shot at virginity. It’s a particular blessing of the post-op transgender experience that I didn’t expect would weigh so heavily upon me.

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MY FIRST REAL DATE AS A WOMAN

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MY FIRST REAL DATE AS A WOMAN

In my last BrokeAssStuart blog I wrote about the lack of mediatized representations of transgender people as complex, loving, sexual, and emotional beings. I also wrote that all the guys I had met online were interested in sex but not interested in taking me on an actual date. In what follows, I’m happy to prove myself wrong on both counts.

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