In this episode, Quinn gets the opportunity to speak with the dynamic Jupiter Peraza, the Director of Social Justice and Empowerment initiatives for the San Francisco Transgender District, an area in San Francisco’s Tenderloin that is officially recognized by the city and that helps provide connection, continuity, and support for trans San Franciscans.
Jupiter talks about her experiences growing up undocumented and trans, about finding herself and finding her voice, about the work of the district, and much more.
You can learn about the Transgender District on their web site at https://TransgenderDistrictSF.com .
Manny’s, the community gathering space Jupiter mentions in the interview, is at https://WelcomeToMannys.com .
To hear more from Jupiter and from her Transgender District colleague Juniper Yun, you might be interested in the two women’s Curve interview with Jasmine Sudarkasa at https://www.curvemag.com/articles/commemorating-our-past-creating-our-present/ .
If you listened to the episode and find yourself curious about Maria Felix, here’s a clip of her in La Mujer sin Alma (The Woman Without a Soul):