In our continued conversation about how Black cis women can be better for Black trans women, we spoke to actress and activist @Lavernecox about the historical trauma that she believes contributes to this division. https://t.co/hL7ZBcUk4Q pic.twitter.com/jtg5ZLprpw— MadameNoire (@MadameNoire) July 5, 2019
-Black cis women need to be having conversations with Black cis men about their attraction to us without shaming cis Black men. Because they are. They have been since the beginning of time. I’ve dated men in the past who’ve said, they would never tell a cis woman they date in the future that they dated a trans woman because they’ve been shamed before by cis women for being attracted to trans women.
-If a cis woman has a problem with a trans woman, what is that about? This is deep. I know historically, in America, Black women, during slavery Blackness was synonymous with being a man and womanhood was synonymous with being a White woman. So Black women have been historically erased in this country. So I think with that history of being erased as Black women and the womanhood of Black women always being called into question, the historical trauma of that is sort of being represented in the bodies of trans women is part, I think, of what’s going on.
I think I get what she's trying to say but sis...men don't listen to us