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Celebrating Naomi Hirsi

Illustration of Naomi Hirsi as a Somali queen holding a globe: she is a black woman, has a white headband, gold decorative hoop earrings, a gold top part to a red dress, and white beads around her body and the top of her arm. She is holding the globe in her left hand.

A friend of mine is organising a vigil celebrating the life of Naomi Hirsi, a black trans woman who was found murdered last month near Heathrow.


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Black History – Kuchenga

Line drawing of Kuchenga - she has braids, has her eyes closed as she is laughing, she is wearing a shirt and triangular earrings. The text in the image is included in the body of the post.

Kuchenga is a trans woman, a prison abolitionist, a Black Lives Matter activist and a writer. She also organises with Bent Bars, a letter writing project supporting LGBTQ prisoners in Britain.

Kuchenga was recently included amongst many other successful trans women in To My Trans Sisters, a collection of letters by trans women politicians, scientists, models, athletes, authors and activists from around the world.