More things to leave in 2015

More to leave in 2015:

  • Single issue movements
  • Placement of activists on pedestals
  • Hypocrisy
  • Exotification
  • Desexualization/deromanticization of disabled people
  • Ageism
  • “I have X friends so I can’t be oppressive towards X!” Same for partner(s), coworkers, etc
  • “Canada is inclusive and better than the US!!!!!”
  • Patriarchy
  • Capitalism

Things to leave in 2015


  • Intent mattering more than impact
  • Dehumanization of people
  • Respectability politics
  • Colonization, imperialism, the State
  • Homoantagonism, transantagonism
  • Audism
  • Phonocentrism
  • Ableism
  • Racism and classism
  • Whorephobia
  • Heterosexism
  • Cissexism
  • Islamophobia
  • Sexism
  • Ignorance of oppression
  • Outright refusal to do allying where appropriate/safe and where you are capable of it
  • Isolating marginalized people by action or inaction

About me – Kylie Brooks

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

Wealth is not solely from hard work

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.

Contact me

Ways to contact me:

  • E-mail:
  • Address: Please e-mail me for address
  • Twitter direct message (DM): @queerdykekylie
  • Text: Please e-mail me for my cell phone number. Text only – please do not call as I am unable to take calls.
  • Phone: None. For text, please e-mail me. Text only – please do not call as I am unable to take calls.

2016 goals

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.