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Miss Major Speaks

Conversations with a Black Trans Revolutionary

May 16, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781839763342
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Description

2024 Stonewall Honor Award for Nonfiction

The future of Black, queer, and trans liberation explored by a legendary transgender elder and activist


Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, a former sex worker, and a transgender elder and activist who has survived Bellevue psychiatric hospital, Attica Prison, the HIV/AIDS crisis and a world that white supremacy has built. She has shared tips with other sex workers in the nascent drag ball scene of the late 1960s, and helped found one of America's first needle exchange clinics from the back of her van.

Miss Major Speaks is both document of her brilliant life-told with intimacy, warmth and an undeniable levity-and a roadmap for the challenges black, brown, queer and trans youth will face on the path to liberation today.

Her incredible story of a life lived and a world survived becomes a conduit for larger questions about the riddle of collective liberation. For a younger generation, she warns about the traps of 'representation,' the politics of 'self-care,' and the frequent dead-ends of non-profit organizing; for all of us, she is a strike against those who would erase these histories of struggle.

Miss Major offers something that cannot be found elsewhere: an affirmation that our vision for freedom can and must be more expansive than those on offer by mainstream institutions.

About this Author

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a living legend in trans/queer circles around the world. She is currently based in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she runs the House of GG educational retreat and historical center.

Toshio Meronek is a San Francisco-based writer focusing on housing and queer politics.

ISBN: 9781839763342
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 176
Publisher: Verso Books
Published: 2023-05-16

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