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Trans Murders: Examining the Politics of Death

Trans Murders: Examining the Politics of Death

What if we’ve been wrong to focus so much on the murders of trans people? In a nutshell, that’s the question Laurel Westbrook asks – and answers – in their new book Unlivable Lives: Violence and Identity in Transgender Activism (University of California Press, 2021)....

Healing through Harm Reduction

Healing through Harm Reduction

A paradox at the center of healing is that sometimes the way that survivors soothe their pain can also harm them. For example, substance use provides an escape from pain, but can harm bodily systems like the liver, areas of life like relationships; and pose dangers...

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