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Every Day Is A Trans Day

By H. Melt

Whether it’s raining
or snowing, midnight or
you’re awaking from a nap,
working an eight hour shift
or watching reruns, buying
groceries or folding laundry,
celebrating a birthday or
burying a friend, lighting
a candle or taking a bath,
calling your mom or cleaning 
the kitchen, mixing paint
or cookie dough, waiting
for bread or the sun to rise,
every day is a trans day.




Listen as H. Melt reads, "Every Day Is A Trans Day."

Added: Monday, November 25, 2019  /  Used with permission.
H. Melt
Photo by Mercedes Zapata.

H. Melt is a poet, artist, and educator who lives in Chicago. They are the author of The Plural, The Blurring and On My Way to Liberation. They edited the anthology Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation. Lambda Literary awarded them the Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. They've also been named to Newcity's Lit 50 list and Windy City Times' 30 Under 30. H. Melt has exhibited their art at the Leather Archives & Museum, the Overlook, and Woman Made Gallery. They've been a fellow with the Poetry Foundation's Emerging Poets Incubator and artist in residence at the Newberry Library, researching the Chicago Protest Collection. H. Melt has taught queer and trans poetry, history, and art at 826Chi, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Young Chicago Authors.

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