This poem was written and performed by Erin Upchurch in 2011 as a part of the Columbus, OH Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year, we wanted to bring it back. With the recent murder of Cemia “Cece” Dove from Cleveland, OH and many other members of the trans community, this poem really hits home for us.
Please support the Ohio Transgender community by attending one of the local TDOR events:
11/20 Cincinnati-7pm at Fountain Square (Fifth and Vine Street)
11/20 Columbus-7pm at King Ave United Methodist
11/20 Toledo-7pm at Sylvania United Church of Christ
11/22 Cleveland-5:30 pm at Huntington Park (Lakeside Avenue and West Third Street)
Thank you to all of the Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming and Allied people who took part in this video and thank you to Erin Upchurch for creating this amazing piece and allowing us to adapt it into video.