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Jackie Torres  πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·βœŠπŸΌ afro boricua. πŸ“–πŸŽ™ poet. 🎭🎢 theater maker. πŸ–‹βŒ¨ writer. πŸΈβ˜• mal'criada. πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ‘„ suit with titty. 🌹 NYC 🌹

Chello wrote this poem for me and I really needed it. @itschello

When people have experienced immense confusion, loss, pain- they either harden and expect others to adapt to unmitigated cruelty, as they had to; or they expand in softness to help others cushion the blow. You've definitely developed into the latter, and I watch the way other people trust and love you, and the how you love them back in ways they need (and maybe don't realize at the time) through tangible acts of service and words that, you are coming to realize, also carry a great deal of importance. You are constantly and consistently working to be a better person, and to know more than you did yesterday. I'm very grateful for you, especially these last few weeks where everything has felt wobbly. Happy birthday. You're officially Old AF. I like this pic of us but of course you always gotta make a face like you're a hardass πŸ™„

ticket link in bio. #desarrollo

ticket link in bio. #desarrollo

when I tell you playing this character is saving my life.
i'd like to imagine there's even a fraction of her spark in me.
ticket link in bio. #desarrollo

Do you have tickets yet? Link in bio!

Today I feel like this quenepa. Busted but delicious πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

We out here working our asses off- do you have tickets yet? Link in bio! #desarrollo

A friend of mine has been experiencing severe transmisogynoir at the hands of several staff members of a non profit organization called "Exponents" here in Manhattan. She, along with 2 other black trans women, have been attending a peer outreach certification course that would greatly benefit them when seeking out work, but one of them has been bogusly barred from completing the course after having experienced excessive transphobia from staff members. This is what we mean when we talk about structural oppression; biases, when held by those in power, result in marginalized folk being blocked from resources that have the potential to help them survive and make a living. Biases are never just personal prejudice; they are ingrained from our culture and intentionally, willfully, and often gleefully enact violence on both micro and macro levels. Our culture IS violence. If you're interested in speaking up on their behalf, you can call the number listed in the post and ask for Danna Diamond, the supervisor, or email her at ddiamond@exponents.org
As someone said on Facebook, emails are on the record in a way that calls aren’t, and I'm hearing that calls to Danna are going straight to voicemail. If you are able today please speak out on the behalf of all these women.

Late ass post but I'm so so happy at how Queer Colors of the Future turned out. Really grateful to have shared space with and listened to y'all.
Pic 1: everyone!
Pic 2: πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· takeover with Chello (@itschello) and Bleu (@laviedebleu)
Pic 3: the mastermind, Nicole Goodwin (@goodwin9)
Pic 4: Bleu got me and Ianne (@thefreeactorvist) rapt at attention.
(1, 3, and 4 courtesy of @queerart)

Come end #Pride month with a bang tomorrow at Queer Colors of the Future, a poetry reading feature queer Black and POC poets. Big ups to the lovely Nicole Goodwin (@goodwin9) for all of the immense effort she has put into getting this up, and all of the thoughtful love she has put in to curating the reading. I will be reading, as well as my bbs Chello Solaperto (@itschello) and Bleu Santiago (@laviedebleu). The event begins at 6PM; the reading starts at 7:15. On the 9th floor of Macy's Herald Square. Celebrate the reason for the season: #qtpoc!

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