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Who We Are
Our Mission & Values

About TWOCC

Our Mission

To uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people.

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There is a critical need for more trans people of color led initiatives that create opportunities to engage in healing and restorative justice as trans and gender non-conforming people of color are disproportionately impacted by structural oppression that is inextricably linked to physical violence.  TWOCC is a grass-roots funded global initiative created to offer opportunities for trans people of color, our families and our comrades to engage in healing, foster kinship, and build community.  We strive to educate and empower each other through sharing skills, knowledge and resources as we build towards the liberation of all oppressed people.

Our Healing and Restorative Justice Institute (HRJI) seeks to builds capacity in three components; Health and Wellness, Advocacy/Leadership Development and our Visibility Campaign.   By focusing our efforts on building capacity in these key areas, we aim to create opportunities for our communities to thrive unapologetically in their truths.

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The purpose and intent of our Collective is to create safe spaces for transgender and gender-non-conforming people to:

PRACTICE SELF CARE

Foster sisterhood, brotherhood and kinship. We must take care of ourselves before we can take on the world.

EDUCATE

Educate and empower each other towards self-sufficiency through sharing skills, knowledge, tools, resources and contacts.

EMPOWER

Be the authors of our own stories and various journeys.

CELEBRATE COMMUNITY

Share our history, celebrate and embrace who we are and nourish our living legacy.

STRATEGIZE

Be accountable to ourselves and each other through strategizing and organizing towards revolutionary change.

Our Values

As revolutionary trans women of color, we acknowledge how structural oppression impacts our everyday lives and the lives of our allies. We are here to share, learn and grow in a place that is affirming of and accountable to whom we are and aspire to be.

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FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS

In Spirituality and truth: The foundation of who we are begins with, acknowledging and celebrating our truth.

SELF-IDENTIFICATION

Self-identification, determination and definition. We all have a right to define our lives, experiences and identities and have those truths

COMMUNITY HEALING

Always in love, respect and honor for our individual journey’s and collective trauma: In order to move forward collectively we must acknowledge the contributions of all community

JUDGMENT FREE

Free from judgment: We must recognize that we are all different yet we’re traveling on the same path towards liberation.