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In June 2011, a black, 23-year-old transgender woman named Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald fatally stabbed a man whom she maintains was committing a racist and transphobic attack against McDonald and her friends, claiming she acted in self-defense. The following year, McDonald accepted a plea deal of 41 months for second-degree manslaughter. ... More »
CeCe McDonald and a group of friends just wanted to make a midnight run to the store down the street from her Minneapolis home. But in the middle of their walk, they were accosted by a posse of white bar patrons. The antagonizers, male and female, lobbed a number of racist, homophobic and transphobic...
Filmmaker Jac Gares discusses why she and the Orange Is the New Black star made a documentary about the incarceration and release of a transgender woman.
CeCe McDonald is one of the activists featured in Whose Feminism Is It Anyway?, a solo show of work by Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers, now on view at Andrew Kreps Gallery.
The second edition of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex was released last month. You should take a look. Along with all the brilliance of the first edition, this edition includes a foreword by abolitionist CeCe...Show More Summary
Here’s the most game-changing black feminist news you might have missed in weeks: In Minneapolis, transgender and anti-prison activist CeCe McDonald debuts electric turquoise braids swept into an elegant updo. Followers rave, “Oh dear...Show More Summary
This is the first feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significant role in the ongoing fight for trans and queer liberation. In a time when conversations...Show More Summary
By H. Melt On March 30 at DePaul University — one day after the Trans 100 event and one day before the Transgender Day of Visibility — CeCe McDonald and Monica James, two black trans women from Chicago, gathered to...
Tina Belcher, Hero Cat, a t-shirt you'll probably like, rape culture at its finest, Ava DuVernay's snub, indigenous women of Canada, Janet Mock interview, CeCe McDonald interview, is self-care ruining your relationships?, a super fucking logical thing re: kids and nutrition, Stevie Nicks, your hat, and so much more!
Between her role as Sofia in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and producing a feature length, independent documentary about Cece McDonald, Laverne Cox has firmly established herself as a modern icon within the transgender community. To date, the bulk...
[Original publication date: Dec. 16, 2013] Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system. On June 5th, 2011, CeCe McDonald and some of her friends were heading to a grocery when a group of people came out of a bar and started hurling racist and transphobic remarks, and eventually drinks and broken glass. By the end... Read More
Topics include the new face of hunger, The Olive Garden, CeCe McDonald, college rankings, sitcom cities, Amway, PTSD, "hiking while black" and moar!
Some very ’90s advice on how to have cybersex on the internet. A new study finds that men are more attracted to women who listen to them. Rolling Stone profiles CeCe McDonald. Alexandra and Elizabeth Deustch on why we need a new ERA. “I won’t presume to speak for all women of color so I will [...]
The Fighters: With a conviction that changed her life, CeCe McDonald found herself fighting against the struggles transgender women face in America's already unbalanced judicial system. read more
Photo courtesy of CeCe McDonald CeCe McDonald was sentenced to 41 months in prison for fatally stabbing a man in an altercation with McDonald and her friends in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011. McDonald said the assailants yelled racist and transphobic slurs and attacked her. Show More Summary
Laverne Cox joined recently-appointed GLAAD board member Meghan McCain, along with Jacob Soboroff and Kim Stoltz to discuss her recent success, CeCe McDonald, and racial issues. read more
CeCe McDonald, a transgender activist who served time in prison after using deadly force to protect herself during a transphobic and racist attack, talks about her struggle and her activism. huffingtonpost-youtube
Transgender Activist CeCe McDonald Speaks About Life After Prison
CeCe McDonald, Dean Spade and Reina Gossett are coming together to make a series of videos and an event on April 21 centering around discussions about the prison-industrial complex and how to survive the violent atmosphere it create...