RESIST: Video Statements

Through Breakthrough RESIST, we amplify the voices of activists responding to—and most directly affected by—crucial gender, race, and equality issues, in real time. 


Jacqueline Dixon, a young Black mother of four, was charged with murder after she shot and killed her husband while he was attacking her. On October 11, 2018, she was cleared of all charges by a grand jury. But we won't stop fighting for Black women like Jacqueline, who are so often punished just for surviving.

Video made in collaboration with Color of Change.

Special thank you to Patrisse Cullors, Eve Ewing, Kirsten West Savali, Darnell Moore, Treva Lindsay, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons.

Everyday ways to be in solidarity with transgender communities

So many people have been angry. And rightly so. The Trump administration's recent move to redefine "gender" as a means of erasing and invalidating transgender people and their experiences is horrifying. But we must also remember that resisting trans-antagonism requires everyday acts of solidarity with transgender people. But don't take it from us, listen, if you can, to Elle Hearns, Founder/Executive Director of the The Marsha P. Johnson Institute. In this video, she provides three tips on how we might better show up for trans communities.

Joseph Osmundson on the Caster Semenya Verdict

On May 1, news broke that Caster Semenya, an Olympic gold medalist from South Africa, has been ordered to artificially lower her natural testosterone levels in order to continue competing in women's races. This unreasonable ruling sets a dangerous precedent for how women athletes, especially Black women and those who do not present as "traditionally feminine," will be unfairly scrutinized in professional sports. For Breakthrough RESIST, scientist and writer Joseph Osmundson breaks down why this ruling is based on faulty reasoning and cruel dehumanization