Shop to Support TAP

Does your wardrobe need a bit of freshening up for the warmer weather ahead? Here’s an opportunity to get some new Spring apparel and support a wonderful organization at the same time! Artwear on Mass. Ave. in Arlington, MA will give 40% of what you spend to the Livingston Pangburn Transgender Access Partnership (TAP) when you shop there, so that ALL transgender young people can have good access to the services and support that they need. Bring your friends along, and head over to Artwear on March 26th!

TAP is a Greater Boston PFLAG initiative that was created in memory of Livingston Pangburn, a transgender Hampshire College student who was killed in a bicycle accident in 2013. TAP seeks to both increase services available and reach out to underserved, disenfranchised transgender youth and their families.

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Transfeminine Show and Tell at Fenway Health

TransfemShowTell

BodyImage4Justice and Fenway Health are collaborating to present a two-hour workshop exclusively for people on the transfeminine spectrum. This will be an accountable, non-competitive space where you can share your body challenges and experiences as a trans woman or feminine/femme-identified genderqueer person, and receive information and resources in a supportive, confidential environment.

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Location: Fenway Health, 9th Floor, Meeting Room 1

We wish to thank and acknowledge all of our wonderful partners for this event: The Fenway Instutite, The Fenway Trans Health Program, CKLife, and LifeSkills. Thanks to their support, this will be an event full of useful information and resources for those on the transfeminine spectrum.

Admission to this event is free, but space is limited. Please register online now to reserve your seat!

Community-Kinship-Life Surgery Scholarship Information for 2014

Community-Kinship-Life is opening their next round of trans surgery scholarship applications on January 1, 2014! If anyone you know might benefit from this scholarship program, please pass on the information. There has been a change in Scholarship fund deadlines, so check out the CK Life Web site for the most up-to-date information.

New Posting Schedule for the “Love Ourselves, Love Our Bodies” Campaign

Starting this week, the “Love Ourselves, Love Our Bodies Just As We Are” campaign is moving to a weekly posting schedule, which will continue through the end of 2013. New campaign posts will be published on Wednesdays on the BodyImage4Justice Web site and on the organization’s Facebook page.

We are still seeking new contributions of writing and video for this campaign, especially from youth and elders in the trans and LGBTQ community. We particularly want to include the voices of trans women in this campaign. For more information about how to submit a story or video to the campaign, please visit the “Love Ourselves, Love Our Bodies Just As We Are” Campaign page.

BI4J Presents “Conversations on Healthy Transition & Living”

BI4J November Event Flyer

  • How can we be our whole selves in a world that defines us as “other”?
  • How can we get the support we need to transition in a healthy way? How can we support each other in this effort?
  • What resources do we have in our community for better, healthier living during transition and beyond?

Please join BodyImage4Justice, the Mass. Transgender Political Coalition, and TransCEND for an evening of conversation on health and wellness for the trans community, where we will discuss these questions and more. You’ll come away from this event with information, resources, and ideas about how to take better care of yourself in the transition process and throughout your life!

Place: Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave. in Back Bay, Boston, MA.

Date: This Thursday evening, November 21, 2013.

Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, introductions and conversation will start at 6:15 pm. The evening will wrap up at 7:45 pm and close at 8:00 pm.

Light refreshments will be served. The Club Cafe bar will be open for drinks. Bodyworkers will be available to provide short relaxation sessions for event participants.

Come share your experiences, bring your questions, and learn about resources for mental, physical, and spiritual health and wellness for members of the trans community!

We look forward to seeing you there!

This evening event is part of Boston’s Transgender Awareness Week.

BI4J Celebrates Trans Awareness Week

BodyImage4Justice is honored to be a part of Boston’s Trans Awareness Week series of activities and events. BI4J members are participating in the following TAW events:

November 13th – Southern Comfort at the Chelsea Public Library. MassEquality is sponsoring a screening of the award winning 2001 documentary Southern Comfort at the Chelsea Public Library on November 13th at 5:00 pm, with special guest speaker Damian Lima of Boston GLASS.

Southern Comfort presents the story of Robert Eads, a trans man who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that taking on a trans patient would hurt their professional reputations. By the time Eads finally received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to be stopped.


November 16th – Race & Trans* Identity: Oppression and Privilege at the Intersections, Saturday 11/16, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Location: MIT Room 4-163, http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4 Accessible from Mass. Ave or Kendall/MIT Red Line T Stop.

The Boston area trans* community is very diverse in terms of characteristics like gender identity, sexuality, ability, class background, race and ethnicity. This workshop will provide an opportunity for trans* people and allies to participate in facilitated discussions. Groups will explore what it means to have privilege and experience oppression related to trans* identity and racial identity. This event is co-facilitated by Charel of TransCEND, Justice Roe Williams of BodyImage4Justice, and Reed Miller of Black and Pink.


November 21st – Conversations on Healthy Transition & Living: Food 4 Body & Soul. Join BodyImage4Justice on Thursday, November 21st from 6-8 pm at Club Cafe in Boston for an evening of good food and conversation on health and wellness for the trans community. This event is presented by BI4J in partnership with the Mass. Trans Political Coalition and TransCEND.


We hope to see you at these events! For more information about the many events taking place during Trans Awareness Week, visit the Mass. Trans Political Coalition’s TAW page. The page will be updated with new events as they are scheduled.