Essential Reading

This is a list of links that I believe to be helpful for social justice understanding and advocacy. For the most part, these are links to articles not just about the experiences of oppressed people, but it is written by them, too. This page is a work in progress, so check back! Feel free to send me suggestions. Last update: 08/16/14.

Transgender Awareness and Advocacy:

Tips for Getting Pronouns Right

How to Respect and Support a Transgender Person

Optical Gender Illusions: How to Truly See Your Trans* Friend’s Gender

The Suicide of Dr. V

Janet Mock

Original Plumbing

Transadvocate

Trans* Articles on Feministing

Autostraddle’s Trans*Scribe Series

Racial Justice:

Ten Things White People Can Do About Ferguson Besides Tweet

I Don’t Know How To Talk To White People About Ferguson

Things To Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person Gets Murdered By Police

This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting Of Mike Brown

How to Talk to Someone About Privilege Who Doesn’t Know What That Is

A Mother’s White Privilege

Black Girl Dangerous

Colorlines

The Root

Feminism:

Why Don’t We Hear About Women Victims of State Violence

Feministing

The Toast

Autostraddle

 

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