Beyond Bars: An essay about the impacts of intoxication culture and substance use on trans culture

Beyond Bars: An essay about the impacts of intoxication culture and substance use on trans culture, works in conversation with source material from the US and Canada to argue for “trans specific alcohol and other drug use services that [are] culturally specific to the concerns and needs of trans addicts and substance users.” This text dense and theory heavy paper discusses transphobic violence and discrimination. It offers direction in terms of building trans specific substance use support programs and provides a bibliography for further reading. As a community organizer and writer, faith urges us to think about trans activism in ways that center marginalized identities. It comes highly recommended as a necessary contribution to trans studies and advocacy work.

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