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What Does It Look Like To Thrive?

From Audio: #164 Creating Trans Joy feat. Aria Sa'id and Mariah Moore

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Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Podcast
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Diamond Stylz of "Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Podcast" asks Aria Said and Mariah Moore what it looks like to thrive as black trans women and how their communities can thrive with them.
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Diamond Stylz of "Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Podcast" asks Aria Said and Mariah Moore what it looks like to thrive as black trans women and how their communities can thrive with them.
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So this is my last question for both of you. I want to know, what does it look like? Feel like smell like act like what does it look like to thrive? Not just thrive. Um, so I mean, not just survive, but to thrive, what does it look like to thrive in this world and not just survive because it seems like some of us are just surviving. How do we as a community drive? You know, I think, oh, I don't know. I think my idea of thriving as a community means, um, we're not running these organizations. We are, we are, you know, doing the things that uh, really bring us joy other than this, right? Other than being, uh, the vessels of this work, what if we want to be news anchors or uh, um, sportscasters or doctors and lawyers and real estate agents or we want to be entrepreneurs seeing ourselves in these places, seeing ourselves represented uh, in these, uh, in, in these media outlets. Being able to say Brianna Jenkins is my lawyer and she's representing me and my civil lawsuit against a client who didn't like my establishment. You know, I'm driving like when I can go to my people, uh, to get what I need, whether I need to go get a check up or whether I need to go get a movie ticket, right? It's like, that's, that's when our community is thriving, when we're living off the labor of each other. So yes, I think like, yeah, I want to, I want to buy a car. Well, I'm going to diamonds car dealership by my car because guess what? In the white community, they can say that. Well, my, my neighbor, he's a lawyer. My other neighbor is a doctor who does my annual physical. The other one told me my house. You know, The other one is my travel agent. The other one cuts my lawn from their long cutting service. They don't even have to leave. They don't have to leave their neighborhood to get everything they need. They could just pick up the phone and dial three doors down and they got it. I want to see a neighborhood where all my neighbors is trans like you know and trans professionals that got coin and don't have to worry about their life being turned off for them being fired for a job because of transphobia or xenophobia or anything like that. Like I want like the the real meaning of what it means to thrive. Like carefree living child pick up the phone and asked me if I want to take a vacation and I have the means to do it. Like that's what yes we deserve that. I mean I would love to be lived like the girls on text in the city. But okay. Yeah. That's what I think. That's literally to me it is more than enough driving is it's not just I'm dealing with a little bit. Driving is more than what I need. I want to be that person what you are getting about the word oppressed. I think I'm a little more motivated, y'all like, you know, we live under capitalism and because of a capitalist economy and society like, you know, poverty will always be um and experience right under this landscape. Um, but I think for me, a state of thriving that I really imagine for your trans people is that um that we own our own banks and our own grocery stores that we um that we own our neighborhoods, right? Um and that uh that we move away from as much as we can from the idea of scarcity that we're not in competition with each other. Um for the same resources that there's actually, you know, an abundance. Um and there's room for everybody as soon as we move away from just token representation, right? When there's so many trans actors in Hollywood that you know, we don't know all their names. Like there's a list, B, list C list the list, I mean I think that's driving when there's when sex work is not the only profession because for so many in so many different parts of the country, it's still, it's either non profit or um you know, doing survival, sex worker or social justice or maybe like retail are like the three main gateways for us to get a coin. But when we start actually seeing us sort of immersed in different industries at different levels like that to me is diabetic when we have, you know, more than five trans folks to like look up to um who quote unquote made it. Um you know what I mean? And that's yeah, that's the visual that I have. And I would also add for me, thriving is us having less barriers around loving ourselves in regards to our beauty, in regards to our bodies. Um less barriers in finding love and companionship. Um really being able to have to run the gamut of the type of men that we can attract and be and be within loving healthy relationships. Um the type of women, if we are lesbian, um whatever, whatever means that we have to get access to love and care and love within ourselves and glove getting love outside of outside of our, from people outside of ourselves. I think whatever those barriers in community, I think thriving for me as a trans woman, is those barriers being knocked down and were able to um navigate love in a healthy, productive, loving way that we are out here just in um in relationships with ourselves and with our loved ones that just looks beautiful from the inside and out. So that's what's driving is for me.
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