Sewing in the Circle: Queer+Trans South Rising in a Time of COVID-19

As we all brace ourselves for COVID-19, Queer Tallahassee and our allies are organizing to supplement needed health supplies for our most vital actors. Please join us on March 28th for a virtual and social distancing sew-a-thon to make the washable fabric masks that the Big Bend Area is going to need to minimize community health hazards.

Why Health?

For Queer and Trans folx, health and wellness have always been at the center of our resistance. Historically, our communities have been denied access to the comprehensive physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health care we need. But together, we are powerful. We are also all we really have. That is why we have built grassroots networks to share information, to support one another in transitioning in and living in our genders, to nurture the social connections that sustain our wellbeing, and to imagine together how the world can be otherwise. We have done this because our lives and our futures quite literally depend on it.

Why Now?

Caring about our health is an act of resistance in a world that is institutionally stacked against us. That is why in this moment, Queer Tallahassee is going to keep doing what we’ve always done: uplift the wellbeing of our entire community and share abundantly the information and resources we have. We are -- and will always be -- working to make equity and justice in a world that gives us little of either.

What’s Next?

This sew-a-thon on March 28th is the first COVID-19 action that Queer Tallahassee is taking. We’ll be sharing future mutual aid efforts as we develop them with the Big Bend community collectively! Link up with us at The Halfway Point and Rooted Resistance!

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