We're back with a roundup of organizations, community events and feel-good moments to celebrate. The holiday spirit? Yeah, we've heard of her... She shines, she sparkles and she lives for mutual aid!
Happiest of holidays to you and your chosen family. To renewed hope and boundless love in the New Year! Thank you for supporting Otherwild.
Transanta is a social media based mutual aid project that provides trans youth who are unhoused, in foster care or otherwise vulnerable living situations with crucial support. Using their instagram account they post holiday wishlists (with a corresponding amazon registry) so anonymous gift-givers can fulfill the needs of trans children and bring them some joy. It's a shining example of how uncomplicated and easy giving can be.
With proof of donation, you can be entered into our holiday raffle and win something special from Otherwild! EMAIL DONATION SCREENSHOT TO HELLO@OTHERWILD.COM
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ProjectQ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Madin Ray Lopez that provides a range of vital personal care services for LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area and beyond. What began with free gender-affirming haircuts, hair color, and wigs to LGBTQIA+ folx has expanded into a thriving community hub for care and connection.
If you're in Los Angeles you can drop by their annual HoliGAY Party, it's all ages and free. They will be accepting food and clothing items for their Free Store and/or their food drive, help them reach 300 items by 12/23!
"Our mission is to use hair and self-empowerment as a form of social justice."
For the Gworls is a Black and Trans-led collective that fundraises to provide gender-affirming care, support and joy for Black transgender folks. They currently have some gorgeous shirts available, an homage to groundbreaking trans drag queen, Moi Renee, emblazoned with an image of her from the video below and the text "MISS HONEY THE BITCH IS BACK MOI RENEE".
Purchase one for you and all the gworls, link above!
OW founder, artist and certified bibliophile shares her round up of reads from 2022.