Volume 8, Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2010
Seattle Journal for Social Justice is honored to feature the artwork of Tyrone Boucher. In the words of Tyrone:
I was inspired by Eli Clare's writing on trans community and resisting shame. As trans people, many of us are living at the intersection of multiple forms of violence and marginalization: poverty, racism, misogyny, ableism, as well as queerphobia and transphobia. Building supportive communities and organizing collectively are often some of the primary tools we have available to confront these forms of violence and live in our bodies in safe and joyful ways. We recognize each other, care for each other, create new ways of living our genders, carve out space for each other in a world that tells us we shouldn’t exist. I wanted to create a simple visual representation of the collective support that I have found profoundly healing and liberating.
About the Artist
Tyrone Boucher is a trans artist, writer, and economic justice activist living in Philadelphia. He is an editor of and contributor to the blog Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism. Tyrone can be contacted at email@example.com.