2017 marks the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in New York. Did you know that our great state was a paramount player in the national movement for women’s suffrage? From Woodstock to Williamsburg, Seneca Falls to Chinatown, Buffalo to Battery Park, women in New York were leaders in the movement for 69 years, until suffrage was legalized in 1917.
—Stanley I. Thangaraj
The work of women of color and trans people of color often goes unrecognized in our larger world. This silence informs us about the politics of living and which bodies and lives are made to count. Their names must be said, or the very system of inequality will continue to operate and grow.