Look at this group of beautiful people ready for justice!
My NECA Vasquez looks pissed off and with good reason. Our trans sisters and brothers are more vulnerable than ever as tensions everywhere increase. Support programs like @glits_inc?and?@theokraproject?to get black trans people housed and fed, support?@transsexworks here in Berlin to help vulnerable street SW’s.
Note the cis white woman at this protest is being useful as an armed honor guard off to the side.
Ready to Protect Black Trans People! Who are significantly more vulnerable everywhere, including at protests. After the protest the ladies feasted while my newly arrived Hasbro Ghostbusters Ernie kept up the protesting!
Commercially available Trans Mermaid Stuffed Doll!
No, you cannot buy a trans mermaid dolly at Tiger or IKEA. Yet. But this is a vision of a world where kids can get stuffed dollies of all genders, BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY. We all deserve a world where trans toys are as common as cis toys. Meanwhile,?@mermaidsgender is a great org I like to donate to when she who shall not be named does something hateful.
Much of the art of being an assemblage artist is simply HAVING STUFF AROUND.
Having materials around, having bits of things, having the tools to cut them up and the adhesives to glue them back together. I was at the Dutch store, TIGER, buying markers when I saw this stuffed mermaid doll. I knew, I knew instantly, that I had some black faux fur that precisely matched the doll’s fur. I instantly knew I could make a trans mermaid that would be adorable. So I bought the doll and brought it home. I did a quick look through my materials, knowing I had saved one last scrap of the fur after a project a couple years earlier.
But I could not find it. I have 25 drawers and 12 cabinets of materials and tools. I knew the tuft of fur would turn up eventually, so I put the doll in the Large Doll Parts drawer and moved on. A year and change later, last week, I came across that last tuft of the perfect fur, and glued it on.
It’s like having the plumber come fix your pipe – 1% is banging on the pipe, 99% is knowing where to hit.