Game Changer
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A Hidden Inequity: The Life Expectancy of Transgender Women of Color

February 5, 2018
By Kendra Allen

Transgender women of color reside at a unique intersection of identities, whether they possess privilege of any kind or not. Would you believe me if I told you the life expectancy for transgender women of color in the United States is 31?

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Sunshine and Pain

November 15, 2017
By Dr. Yanique Redwood

I don’t know how I feel about it just yet. Last week I was repeatedly called “Sunshine.” It all started at the WRAG annual business meeting. I was wearing a yellow (actually mustard) blazer when a colleague greeted me with “Hi Sunshine!”.

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The Crisis We’re Not Talking About

November 7, 2017
By Kendra Allen

Recently, it seems like the District government has grabbed hold of the idea of family (see #DCValues) and fashioned it into a multi-cultural, all-inclusive, three starred and two-striped blanket that covers all of us. Yet, many black and brown bodies are still left exposed.

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