Caged Black Woman - Kofi Genfi & OmariOneal


Stay strong Black Women ... on International Women's Day

So she screams, she screams. . For her ex-love to wake up, So they kiss and make up, Oh how she wishes she can dream again, but she can't- so she needs her make up, To cover up her bumps and bruises, But Moreso to cover up the fact that she is useless, She sells herself short not knowing she is as good as gold, So she slaps on more and more mascara to cover up the deformation these mirrors have done to her soul, Half blinded she has been rendered broken, She doesn’t see that every time she gives up her body she depreciates in value, So to the next man she becomes as good as old

Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee Won chong TEDxRainier


Yee Won Chong shares a story about the challenges of navigating the world while transgender, and provides suggestions on being a good ally.

Yee Won Chong converts practical skills and experiences to train hundreds of grassroots activists on effective communication and fundraising for social, economic and environmental justice. He is currently Development Director at Western States Center, a regional non-profit that trains people to organize toward a just, equitable and democratic society. Before moving to the Northwest, he worked in Boston with United for a Fair Economy and Haymarket People's Fund. He is also involved with Alternatives for Community and Environment, Resource Generation, Progressive Communicators Network, and Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training.

This talk was given at TEDxRainier in Seattle on November 10, 2012. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

What is Gender Again?

With a few simple strokes, she looked like what societal norms would call "a man". I couldn't help but further fall in love with how fluid gender is.