By Ashley Lukashevsky
The words in this piece are inspired by Assata Shakur’s chant, which is often said at the end of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles protests in which the ending line reads,
“We must love and protect one another, we have nothing to lose but our chains.”
This piece centers a trans Black woman who is surrounded by the queer community, loving and protecting themselves, and her.
Learn more about Ashley Lukashevky here.