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All videos were shot and edited by Black Trans Media. #blacktranseverything from experimental short films about black trans representation in the media to community rallies that address our strategies to end violence, performances of music and poetry by black trans artists like Phoenix Nastasha Russel, Lady Dane and J Mase III, and interviews on issues like mass incarceraton and redefining trans health with powerful black trans community leaders like Dee Dee Chamblee, Juan Evans, Kim Watson, Kylar Broadus, Justice Roe, Tiq Milan, and more!



BlackTransMedia Rest in Power Video dedicated to Juan Evans
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"I AM HEAR" is powerful, experimental, narrative exploring the role media has had in shaping the depiction of black transwomen. In the film Olympia introduces us to Ares, a black transwomen whose committed to taking control of her life and her future. Olympia Perez takes us on part of her journey, and how she is shifting and reframing black trans power and love by creating media that speaks out about transphobia and racism, with the intent to reframe the way we view and value black trans people in the world.

Lady Dane Edidi Figueroas "One Women Trunk Show" hosted by Black Trans Media in Harlem at the Maysles Documentary Center

A compilation of some powerful moments from the incredible "One Women Trunk Show" that we hosted at Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem October 2014 featuring Lady Dane Edidi. Lady Dane brought her incredible artistry along with a handful of singers and the live band that joined her for this one night only performance. To get a copy of her latest book and find out more about her performances and appearences go to:

"Redefining Trans Health"

On August 17th 2014 Black Trans Media attended the Body Image 4 Justice LGBTQ Health and Wellness Weekend. We presented a workshop about media and the power of storytelling, during which we did a handful of amazing interviews on health, with a black trans perspective. This is the teaser reel including interviews with Justice Williams, Tiq Milan, and Olympia Perez! Listen to these brilliant black trans community leaders speak about "Redefiing Trans Health"

MARCH 2014 BLACK TRANS POETS EVENT FT Phoenix Nastasha Russell, Olympia Perez, and J MASE III


Community Rally and Action in Bushwick Brooklyn October 2014


This is mostly raw footage from the Call to Action to Rally in Bushwick Brooklyn on Monday October 13th 2014. This action was organized in response to an attack the night before on a young transwomen who was brutally beaten by several men while walking to the train with her friend. Community rallied at the site of where the attack had occured to not only raise visibility about what had happened so that folks in the neighborhood knew, but also for us to heal thru being on our streets, sharing our time, energy, and love with community. 

We decided to include all of the folks who spoke out that we could, to honor the various ways leadership works and community shares ways to address the violence, it's important to learn more about strategies to confront and dismantle. 

Black Trans Media wants to make it clear that we do not support increased policing of our communities or systematic violence thru the use of the criminal justice system. Be part of shifting and reframing. Trans lives matter, black trans lives matter #blacktranseverything

!shout out to all the folks who came out to support, speak up, march, hold it down thru copwatch, chanting, community safety, documentation, and solidarity!

J MASE III performs the poem "Gender Bunny" live in Harlem March 2014 at Black Trans Medias Poetry event


On March 28th 2014 Black Trans Media hosted an event in Harlem featuring the incredible work of black trans poets. We celebrated the launch of J Mase III new chap book: "And Then I Got Fired: grief, unemployment, and inappropriate jokes about death." We were also honored to hear the powerful poetry of both Olympia Perez and Phoenix Nastasha Russell. 

Olympia Perez performs the poem "Triceratops" at Black Trans Media's Poetry event March 2014

Olympia Perez performs the poem "Triceratops" at Black Trans Media's Poetry event March 2014

Olympia Perez, Content Director of Black Trans Media, performs her powerful poem "Triceratops" in Harlem at the Maysles Documentary Center for Black Trans Media's march poetry event. #blacktranseverything #blacktransmedia (were working on compression issues so we can bring you a better quality of this video.)

TheTrans Day of Action 2014 NYC

June 27th 2014 Trans Justice organizes the Trans Day of Action bringing together hundreds of organizations, organizers, and community members 

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