[Goal] is the solution / for the revolution | [pronoun] say Wide Smiles she say Strong Hearts they say Safe Homes xe say Deep Laughs dey say Worthy Coin ze say Radical Care he say Open Streets we say Our Truth y’all say Imprecatory Prayer to the Transestors To The Trans Ancestors & Elders who have guided us here: We honor your legacy with new celebrations. — May our bodies persist, let them shine whole & well. May our minds calibrate to the call of the universe. Let our protest songs transfigure to peace hymns. Let our cultural knowledge produce nourishment. May our homes bustle warm with abundant love. May our communities flourish despite borders. Let our love quake open any lingering shackle. Let our joy obliterate any festering contempt. As we bind each other closer, we manifest futures more possible. ---
Artist statement: Sophia Zarders and jayy dodd
Trans/GNC folks manifest joy & mourning simultaneously, thus our rage must look & act differently. The Imprecatory prayer is one that calls for the destruction of enemies. We used the visual / textual imagery of joy & possibility to affirm the needs of the Trans community.