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Trans Woman Touring North Carolina in Protest of Anti-LGBT Law

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When Shakina Nayfack heard about all the artists and performers boycotting North Carolina because of the new hateful anti-LGBT law HB2, she said, “nah, fuck that”. Ok, I don’t know if that’s exactly what she said, but it was along those lines.

Instead of boycotting the state, Shakina felt it was better to bring her show Manifest Pussy to North Carolina audiences. According to her You Caring crowdfunding page, “Both NC trans folk and their allies deserve to know they are not alone in their feelings of pain and anger, and I think I can help bring a lot of joy, pride, and visibility to the cause.”

Shakina (who contributes to this site), has created two solo shows about the process of transitioning, One Woman Show and Post-Op, and she’s combined the two into a single full length play called Manifest Pussy. And  now she’s taking the motherfucker to North Carolina.

Thus far she’s crowdfunded the $6000 needed to produce her North Carolina Rebel Tour. But as she mentions on the You Care page “because of the increased media attention (and corresponding hate-tweets) I’ve added an extra $1000 to the budget to help pay for a security guard in each city we visit.”

So please go see her shows and donate to help keep Shakina safe. And if you don’t live in North Carolina, share this article with your friends who do!

The tour dates are below:


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