Joy Michael Ellison

is creating Transgender Public History, Analysis, and Creative Writing

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About Joy Michael Ellison

How would our thinking change if we knew transgender history? That question drives all of my creative work. Through the If We Knew Trans History blog, I explore the ways transgender history can help activists understand ourselves and re-imagine our future. I am also creating picture books that introduce queer and transgender heroes to our youngest revolutionaries and poetry and stories that heal, sustain, and transform. You can help me make my creative work freely available to the public.

About Me

Preoccupied with the past, concerned by the future, and discontent with the present, I am time traveler. I am a white, nonbinary trans person with disabilities and an activist, scholar, and writer. For over a decade, I've worked as an activist for transgender liberation, prison abolition, racial justice, and a free Palestine. I am now studying as a PhD candidate in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the Ohio State University. I am also the author of the picture book Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution, a poet and storyteller. I believe that if we knew transgender history, all of our movements for justice would be stronger.

About The Project

Through essays, videos, and photographs, If We Knew Trans History shares the stories of transgender people in the United States. This public history project is by and for transgender people and social justice organizers. It also aims to center the impact of Black trans women and trans people of color. Transgender history contains important examples that can shape social movements. Trans people deserve to know our past so that we can fight for our future.

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I am fundraising to supplement my graduate student stipend.  If I can raise $250 dollars a month, I can afford to live in a more accessible and more comfortable place. If I can raise $800 dollars a month, I can cover my expenses during the summer when I do not receive my salary.  I need your help to make it happen. Details for all possible levels of support are listed on this page.
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$800 a month will cover my expenses during the summer when I do not receive my graduate student salary.
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