Affirmations for Transgender Day of Remembrance
This year’s list of names is again long and painful, again full of stories, and again, disproportionately stories of violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of colour.
We honour them, we remember them. (printable list of known names here)
Whether or not we have a minyan to say Kaddish with us, today can be also be about joy for what we learn and love and become. With memories and hopes and conversations and drinks.
Also, for some of us, with blessings.
These are from the Sha’ar Zahav siddur, plus one adapted from Trans Torah; for ourselves, for and with others. In the name of the joy and commandment of creating oneself בשם מצות התיצרות
Also, with art.
from the Trans Day of Resilience Art Project, by and for trans and gender non-conforming people of colour-