Kat Blaque True Tea Coming to UNM
October 12, 2017 - Dorene DiNaro
Kat Blaque, a feminist YouTube personality and transgender rights activist, who refers to herself as an “intersectionality salad” is coming to UNM for a “True Tea” talk on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Keller Hall. This is a free event sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.
Blaque’s weekly True Tea Youtube series covers various topics. Viewers are encouraged to send her questions about racism, transphobia, black culture, and several other subjects. As an outspoken feminist, rape and sexual assault survivor, and trans woman, Blaque says she is often on the receiving end of online harassment but has learned to accept it as a woman who “dares to have an opinion.”
“We wanted to bring Kat to campus to begin a conversation,” says Jessica Holland, director for the UNM Women’s Resource Center. “The goal is to empower students to recognize the various intersecting identities they hold and to foster an appreciation of the diverse community that makes up UNM.”
Her passion lies in starting and engaging in conversations on topics such as white supremacy and its impact on her own life and others; growth and acceptance of self in a world where trans people aren’t seen as valid; and making survivors and victims feel as though they have a voice.