Transform CA builds with San Diego

I am living my dreams with no intention of stopping or waking up. What I have learned on this campaign so far is that politics are a game of shifting power and that power lies within people. Earlier this week, I was lucky to spend time with good people in San Diego who are pushing to get more services, safe spaces, housing, employment, and organizing power for transgender people in SoCal. I plan to be back in San Diego in the next few months to visit new friends and continue building, organizing, and preparing for our Transform CA launch in San Diego. If you want to be a part of the campaign or get connected to the amazing trans organizing happening in San Diego, please visit my contact page to schedule a meeting. Check out some photos that I took while we were in town:

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[Image Description: A series of photos on display at the San Diego Airport Gallery by Olivia Vivanco as part of the Relics Series]
[Image Description: The hands of Paola Castro photographed by Olivia Vivanco as shown at the San Diego Airport Gallery]
[Image Description: Four bodies ranging in gender, age, and size are a part of a sign that says, “ALL GENDER RESTROOM – Anyone can use this restroom, regardless of gender identity or expression” at the San Diego Airport]
[Image Description: A hand signs the letter “D” as part of the DREAM display at the Martin Luther King Jr Promenade in San Diego]
[Image Description: 11 different beautiful people ranging in size, ability, and gender expression raise solidarity fists in a parking lot after organizing trans power in San Diego together]
[Image Description: Revolutionary comrades Adrian and Elliott  take a smoke break at the Marina in San Diego in 2016]
 

Echo/Hecho Mobilizing Through Art

Pochas Radicales are a rad group of friends, creatives, and organizers with artistic chingona politics. They invited me to speak on a podcast as a part of the Echo/Hecho art project. Check out Mobilizing Through Art for the full conversation (for best sound quality, tune in on a web browser) and to learn more about the PICA Precipe Fund click here. Podcast TW: birth trauma, miscarriage, ableism, family herstory, violence

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[Image Description: A black and white photo of siblings posed in 1930s Mexico. A femme puts their hand on their siblings shoulder and their sibling stands with a gun on their hip and a hat on their head. Acencion is pictured on the right and Carmen is pictured on the left]