This piece is published in partnership with the My Colorful Nana Project as part of By & For: A Podcast Community, a series of podcast partnerships to uplift the lived experiences and liberation dreams of girls and gender non-conforming youth of color Season 2, Episode 3: “Bending Gender Norms & Finding Creativity.” Lauren Stockmon Brown interviews Jaysen Henderson…

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*This piece is published in partnership with Breakthrough as part of By & For: Black Youth, a written series documenting the issues affecting Black girls and gender non-conforming youth. By Amber Butts Content Note: This essay mentions death, suicide and state violence. “Memory is a tough place. You were there. If this is not the truth, it is…

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