In Conversation: Black Trans Nation Activist TS Candii

LA Free Press reporter Eri Pappas Zoomed with TS Candii, a Black trans woman organizer. They talked about Candii’s efforts as an organizer and policymaker, her upcoming events, and hers and Eri’s relationships to the Black Lives Matter movement and to feminism. LAFP: I want to talk a little bit about who you are, what you do, what the organizing is that you have been doing, and ways in which we can help elevate it. For people who wouldn’t know you, who are you and what are you doing? What’s your mission out here? TS Candii: Great, hello everyone. My name’s TS Candii — that’s with two i’s, not a “y,” because I never question myself with a “why.” Who am I — I’m a current sex worker. What do I do — I utilize my voice, my face, my platform to el