often the way that we discuss gender based violence erases trans and gender non conforming people.

violence against "men" of color and violence against "women" of color should not be discussed as if they are necessarily distinct. in fact these forms of gendered violence often operate simultaneously on the bodies of trans and gender non-conforming people.

as anti-violence activists have long recognized: violence is often enacted based off of how someone perceives or profiles you as (regardless of how you may personally identify). depending on the day and how we are presenting -- trans and gender non-conforming people can be perceived as cis men, cis women, both, and/or trans and we are meted out violence accordingly.

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