K Anderson

Arizona State University

What does liberation look like for you?

Looks like a lot of unpretty things (at least in the beginning). Lots of fire, death, destruction to the eventual, hopeful better lives we could be living. Liberation looks like me and my folks radically just being okay without the worries of intense, extravagant violences.

What are your dreams for yourself and the Black Trans community?

I dream of creating and sustaining an archive of Black trans leatherfolks, kinksters, and sex workers legacies in underground economies and leather + kink communities. I dream of us alive and living without looming death. I dream of us leading the lives we all dream of and existing in all our varied and complex embodiments.

Why should there be an increase in Black Trans representation within your chosen field?

An increase of Black Trans representation in my field of Black Porn/Sex Work Studies would saturate and complicate the existing bodies of work in the field and stretch our imaginaries regarding how we study, read, and engage black sexual economies and pornography. I believe with more Black trans representation in the field that it will ask Blackcis scholars to reconsider how they engage Black trans sex workers in their method and theorization.