Luna Merbruja

Living liberation

Sylvia Rivera’s Legacy (Everyday Feminism)

Excerpt:

“The way I felt when I discovered Sylvia Rivera’s story was like I had found my mother.

My life mirrored Sylvia’s in the way that one’s face and mannerisms mirror their parents’. I couldn’t believe someone documented Sylvia’s gender fluidity, traumas, and sex work experiences, which helped me deal with my own feelings of isolation around these taboos.

Currently, Sylvia Rivera is gaining more visibility by being mentioned in LGBTQIA+ speeches, usually by fellow trans people. But the limitations on a sound byte rarely give her the due respect she deserves for fighting on multiple fronts for liberation.”

Read the full article at Everyday Feminism (x).