While I’m still formulating a post about my performance at Trans Monologues last Friday (I promise to you it will come in due time), I want to mention something held in that same venue (Madison Public Library) immediately after the event.
The group of five you see above are from the Mad City Sisters. Yes, I know they look quite peculiar to some of you, but it’s their trademark look. Though they are usually a joyous group, you can tell behind that fancy dress and all that greasepaint that they had serious looks on Friday night. That was because they were presenting the vigil portion of the event. Just as Trans Monologues was meant to coincide with Transgender Awareness Week, the vigil was to acknowledge Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is today (November 20). Together, the Sisters presented a list of trans people lost over the past year to senseless acts of transphobic violence, complete with a mourning bell and words of divine prayer.