Responding to a lack of representation of the perspective of transgender people of color, Pat Cardova-Goff decided to take control and create visibility for her community through her YouTube series.
In her first video she lays out her general thoughts for the series. She furthermore critiques marriage equality and highlights the work of Jennicet Gutierrez, a transgender activist known for interrupting President Obama's speech on marriage equality.
During Obama's speech Jennicet yelled, "President Obama, release all LGBTQ immigrants from detention and stop all deportations.” Accordiong to #not1more. "As a transgender woman who is undocumented, Gutiérrez said she could not celebrate while some 75 transgender detainees were still being exposed to assault and abuse in ICE custody at this very moment"
Within her ten minute video the last 4 feature Jennicet. Pat interviews her in a calm engaged style. It was truly a treat to hear such a strong activist speak in her own words on her experience.
In the future Pat will discuss:
- Being a non-binary trans person
- How being brown impacts trans-identities
- Navigating education and leadership
- Make-up tutorials!
- Terms to know, how to be an ally
We are excited for what Pat is doing and what is to come!
-Filiberto Nolasco Gomez