Wednesday, October 7, 2009

COLA: Transgriot: Expanding Our Ideas of Gender & Equality

Blogger: Monica Roberts

Blog: Transgriot

Blog Origination date: January 1, 2006

Focus: politics, history, current events, culture, discussing transgender issues from an Afrocentric perspective

Regular features: Shut Up Fool! Awards, Saturday Sellout

Pub schedule. How frequently do you update your blog? Daily I do 2-4 posts per day or as current events or my creative mood warrants.

Post of note, something in particular you want readers to check out:
I Didn’t Stop Being Black When I Transitioned

Why Black Transgender Issues Are Black Community Issues

Evolving Into Black Womanhood

50 words or less how would you describe your blog:
The TransGriot header says it best: News, opinions, commentary, history and a little creative writing from an African-American transwoman about the world around her.

What do you hope readers will gain, find or enjoy because they’ve visited your blog?

That transwomen are women who had to overcome much, including being born in mismatched bodies and societal prejudice to attain that recognition.

Black transwomen have especially gotten a bum rap over the years in terms of our images. It's especially hurtful coming from our fellow African descended people.

I want my readers to take away from TransGriot that we are thoughtful, intelligent people who are part of the mosaic of human life. We have things to say and talents to contribute to this community and society to make it better.

We have a history, we are proud African descended people who are deserving of and demanding our seat at the American family table.

Thanks, Monica.


rhapsodyinbooks said...

This is a wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing this. I had not known about this blog but I will be sure to visit now!

Paula said...

The term "diversity" is ballied about so frequently that it's easily forgotten that it isn't a narrow definition of black vs. white or solely about race, at all.

Kudos to Color Online for making every effort to showcase a truly diverse range of writers and blogs.

Monica Roberts said...

Thanks for the shout out, Color Online

zettaelliott said...

I first found Monica's site through you, Susan, and subsequently sent other friends over to read an article about Obama and the military...this site tackles a lot of provocative, important issues--thanks for the reminder to stop by more often!