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Hannah Giorgis

Ethiopian-American writer, organizer, artist, and awkward black girl trying to make sense of diaspora.

My Stories

Trans* and intersex advocate Ashley Love reflects on vigil held for trans* women of color and the path toward peace

Hannah Giorgis on October 22, 2014

In a bold, compassionate call to action to legislators and community members alike, over 50 people came together outside the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Conference in Washington, D.C. last month as part of the Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter campaign....

My Body Is More Than a Crime Scene: #WhyIDidntReport and What I Learned from Talking About It

Hannah Giorgis on June 06, 2014

Trigger warning: Discussion of sexual violence and sexual assault Years ago, I returned home from a regular day of high school with my mother and three siblings. We approached our front door and my mom felt instantly that something was...

Woody’s Women: Bodies of Color, White Feminism, and the Golden Globes

Hannah Giorgis on January 15, 2014

Sunday night’s Golden Globes were a spectacle—and not just because Emma Thompson sauntered onstage with her heels in one hand and a martini in the other (more power to ya, girl). The 71st Annual Golden Globes were more than just...