Glorious Nolose community! The Nolose board is looking for expert advice in making a plan for our organization to work more effectively for trans justice and address transmisogyny and cissexism in Nolose. The board is looking for a group of thick and fat trans folks, especially trans women and transfeminine people, especially people of color, especially folks with some experience either with Nolose specifically or with transmisogyny in queer fat community/movement spaces, to meet via conference call and/or group chat to generate formal recommendations for the Nolose board to address transmisogyny and cissexism, and work for trans justice, as an organization.
What kind of time commitment does this involve?
Three meetings, approximately 90 minutes, and the time it takes to write up a proposal.
When will this happen?
The meetings will be scheduled according to your availability; we need folks who are interested in helping Nolose with this to respond to a scheduling doodle in a timely way. We’d love for the recommendations to be presented to the board for the July 2017 meeting (July 2) but of course the board can be flexible.
Is there compensation?
Nolose has budgeted for stipends of up to $250 for all three meetings, for up to six people.
Will there be cis people in these meetings?
Sarah Doherty, who’s cis, will run a google doodle to schedule meetings and will call in to the beginning of the first meeting to answer any questions, and after that the group can decide if you want a board member on the calls or just to have a board member to clear their schedule during your meetings so they can answer questions as needed without listening in.
How do I get involved?
Send an email saying you’re interested to geeksdoitbetter at gmail dot com and let Cicely know if you’ve had experience with Nolose specifically or with other queer fat justice work, and if you have experienced transmisogyny directly. Cicely, who’s a board members of color who is trans, will read your emails and pull together a team of up to six people in a way that ensures that the voices of trans women and people of color are centered in the advisory working group.
What if I can’t commit to three meetings and writing something up but I have things to say?
If you’re a member of the trans community and you have insight into Nolose’s next steps working for trans justice and addressing our transmisogyny, you can email info at nolose dot org or get in touch with Sarah (sarah dot lynn dot doherty at gmail) or Cicely directly!