by TransFighthers, Oakland
2/1/2022, staple-bound booklet
A Self-Defense Study Guide for Trans Women and Gender Non-Conforming / Nonbinary AMAB Folks offers strategies based in lived experience, ranging from using body language and creating safety in numbers, to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu moves.
The zine includes chapters on how to handle people who have legal or financial power over you, cis women gropers, and menfolk bullies, along with instruction on how to back each other up as a group and how to pause a makeout.
Trans women, AMAB nonbinary, and AMAB gender-nonconforming people need self-defense that reflects the specific kinds of threats we get. This study guide is one resource for expanding your toolkit to keep on living in this world.
"This is amazing and much needed! Practical and motivational advice for trans and GNC people... to protect ourselves and the community." --St. James Infirmary Clinic, San Francisco
"Offers unique insight to many undervalued aspects of self-defense.... A perfect fit for folks just beginning their journey into self-defense." --Prairie Community Defense, Edmonton
About the Authors:
TransFighters, Oakland is a crew of trans* students of martial arts based out of Oakland, CA.