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New Queen Village Mural Honors Philadelphia Black Trans Women 

July 14, 2022

My heart swells so much for this beautiful new mural, titled All At Once, that honors Philly’s Black trans women in a big way at the almost-always-busy intersection of 5th and Bainbridge Streets on Philly Aids Thrift  in Queen Village. Created by lead artist Ali M Williams in collaboration with RHD Morris Home and Mural Arts Philadelphia, along with a small army of artists that Ali mentions in this Instagram post.  

“Been in my feels after this was dedicated last Wednesday,” Ali M Williams wrote about the project coming to completion. “This was such an incredible project to be a part of. I’m so honored to have partnered with RHD Morris Home to memorialize these beautiful local Black trans women, celebrate their lives, and the lives of others departed from our trans and gender nonconforming community. I hope that this mural also speaks to love, and joy, and pride, and the present moment, and the future, and feels celebratory … all at once.”

Honored in the mural, pictured left to right, are: Kyra Cordova, Charlene Arcila, Niza Morris, Michelle Tamika Washington, Shantee Tucker, London Kiki Chanel, and Dominique Rem’mie Fells. And through these images reads the words: “We are the past, the present, and the future. All at once.”

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