Tag Archives: Transphobia

RACISM AT A CHRISTMAS PARTY

Racism At A Christmas Party By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Racism never takes a break. If you are a person of colour you’re never on vacation from racism. Christmas and the Holiday season brings many fun occasions along with sad ones. … Continue reading

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MONTREAL MASSACRE 25TH ANNIVERSARY VIGIL (TORONTO)

Montreal Massacre 25th Anniversary Vigil (Toronto) By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I have been attending the “Women Won’t Forget” vigil for the 14 women killed in the Montreal Massacre in 1989 for seven years.   I started going because I’m opposed … Continue reading

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READING AT SPINLAW 2013: SPREADING THE ROOTS AND REACH OF THE LIVING TREE

Reading at SPINLAW 2013: Spreading the Roots and Reach of the Living Tree By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Early this year I was commissioned to write a poem for the SPINLAW conference, 30 Years Under the Living Tree: Reflections on the … Continue reading

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HONOURING THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF THE DECEMBER 6TH VIGIL: INDIGENOUS, OF COLOUR, DISABLED, QUEER, TRANSGENDER, SEX WORKER…

Every year in the land now known as Canada a vigil is held for the 14 white women killed in 1989 at Ecole Polytechnique in what is called The Montreal Massacre.  These women should be, and are, remembered.   So … Continue reading

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STEFOKNEE WOLSCHT READS A POEM

Stefoknee Wolscht is fun to hang out with and watch in action. The documentary based on her life, Living 2 Lives/Dying 1000 Deaths, sheds much light on who Stefoknee is and where she came from.   My interview with Stefoknee … Continue reading

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LIVING 2 LIVES/DYING 1000 DEATHS

Living 2 Lives/Dying 1000 Deaths Directed by Dana Greenbaum Starring Stefoknee Wolscht Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Stefoknee Wolscht and I performed at George Brown College in October 2012 as part of We Are Who We Are.  After the event … Continue reading

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WE ARE WHO WE ARE

We Are Who We Are By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Photo by Tanis Dejarlais “I am my mother!” I said to the crowd before I read my poems at George Brown College last Wednesday.  I was performing at an event called … Continue reading

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LEARNING AS AN ALLY

This week has been a big learning week for me. On Monday I wrote a post about Transphobia on the T.V show “The View”.  I received several comments; some were supportive and many were filled with info that taught me … Continue reading

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“THE VIEW” NEEDS TO WIDEN THEIR SCOPE ON JENNA TALACKOVA: DISCUSSING TRANSPHOBIA WHILE BEING TRANSPHOBIC

The View Needs To Widen Their Scope on Jenna Talackova: Discussing Transphobia While Being Transphobic By Jorge Antonio Vallejos The ladies of The View—Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Sherrie Shepherd was away)— had Miss Universe contestant … Continue reading

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WHEN A POET DIES

When A Poet Dies By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Last week today I found out Adrienne Rich, 82, the well-known American poet, past on (1929-2012).  I read the thoughts of mourners posted on Face Book.  Sadness prevailed.  Adrienne Rich is someone … Continue reading

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