Hi, I’m Kylie Brooks. I’m a Black non-binary trans woman. I go by any of these: Kylie or Cassandra (she/her pronouns) / Jesse or Cass (they/them pronouns).
What I do
- Will be third semester student at Humber College in the Computer Programmer program
- Program Assistant at Hands ON ASL! from September 2015 to present
- On the Prisoner Correspondence Project Toronto Collective
- On the Ace Toronto Collective
- On the interim ORAD board until ORAD’s Annual General Meeting – focusing on ORAD events, mainly the ORAD monthly social
- Booking Assistant/Outreach at Deaf Spectrun
- Online social justice activist dismantling oppression, focusing on anti-black racism, economic oppression under capitalism, transmisogyny, amatonormativity, ableism (especially anti-autistic and anti-nonambulatory ableism) and audism-phonocentrism.
Who I am
- Aspiring computer programmer. Previous knowledge of Python.
- Disabled – ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), CP (cerebral palsy), Autism, Deaf
- Somewhere on the asexual and aromantic spectrums. Romantically attracted mainly to fellow Black Disabled women/nonbinary femmes.
- Black non-binary trans woman
- Black settler living on stolen Mississauga New Credit land
Content warning: anti-ziganism/anti-Romani sentiment
It is interesting in the discussion over UberHOP coming to Toronto, how someone chose to use an anti-Romani slur to make their point against UberHOP.
Canada is not as inclusive as you think. Get real, people.
Remember: People can’t acquire wealth just because of hard work. Look at working class people, after all.
People get wealth because they’re non-Black and/or non-Indigenous and because they have some or all privileges that aren’t related to class nor race.
This too applies to Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
So just to sum up:
- Working hard and wealth are not necessarily connected.
- Working hard is not the sole determinant of wealth. Privileges strongly determine wealth.
It’s interesting how people think intergenerational trauma “doesn’t make sense.” This may be an informative read that explains.
Welcome to my website! This is a place for me to talk about myself and my professional life.
This is also a place for me to make posts relating to activism.
For 2016 I have these goals:
- Pass all semesters in school.
- Use tutoring services to help me pass.
- Ask for help to find simple job from ODSP Employment Supports by January 29, 2016
- Polish resume so as to make it more relevant for employers, possibly make two resumes. Do this by end of January
- Go to school summer job fair on February 14
- Improve on work done as Program Assistant of Hands ON ASL! by:
- doing things on time as specified in the contract
- delivering the Open House in September 2016 and January 2017
- Make sure desk is clean at all times
- Do more organization work in apartment – cabinets, washroom and bedroom to be cleaned up next. Finish by Jan 1, 2016.
- Discard unnecessary things
- Recycle Grocery Gateway boxes in bedroom
- Open RDSP. Begin process in January – go to doctor, fill out Disability Tax Credit info and send to CRA. After approval later in the year, open account and deposit money.
- Buy candy only once a week, and cut back on unnecessary spending.