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Proud Peacocks: Ten Questions with Luna Merbruja & Lexi Adisit

Sometimes you meet an activist who is so dang cool you want to tell the whole world about it.

We're lucky to have two such folks who agreed to a Scarleteen interview: Luna Merbruja and Lexi Adist! Luna is the author of Trauma Queen, a member of the 2014 Trans 100 List, international performance artist, and community healer. Lexi is a "fierce and femme TransLatina woman, trouble maker, and pioneer" who has written for Salon and Autostraddle, as well as organized the Queer Yo Mind Conference (among many other projects). Together, the two created the International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering, and both work with Peacock Rebellion, a San Francisco Bay Area based "queer + trans people of color crew of artist-activist-healers." Now you see why we just had to shout them out!

1) Can you tell us a little about how Peacock Rebellion came to be, and how you each came to be involved in it?

Lexi: Peacock Rebellion was started in 2010, founded by Manish Vaidya, with the creation of a musi


How can I help my trans partner with a medical transition?

myself5 asks:

Okay, so I'm a female high school junior. There's this girl (sweet, geeky, smart, funny, the works) that I may soon be starting a sexual relationship with. She's trans and just started taking hormones. Currently she's male, but eventually, her "outie" will become an "innie," so to speak. I've heard mixed things about this surgery, and I don't know if she'll be able to feel things the same way afterward. She's very sexual, and obviously I want to be able to do stuff with her, so this is a big concern. What will the aftermath of the surgery be like? What are the risks of the procedure? What can I do to help her get through this?

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