I am raising $30,000 on behalf of Crème de la Crème House of Fame, a trans justice grassroots organization located in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria. This project is really important to me and I would love for us to meet this goal.
Together, we can help Crème de la Crème House of Fame afford safe and stable housing for trans people in Nigeria. This is our chance to invest in Black futures, today.
Nigeria is the most populous Black country in the world and houses a large population of trans people. Unfortunately, transphobia deprives many Black trans people from getting their needs met.
Crème de la Crème House of Fame has been providing tangible support for trans people in Nigeria for four years. They’ve been working overtime with few resources during a global pandemic.
This $30,000 will help them establish a safe house in Lagos, Nigeria and enable them to continue their mutual aid/skills development work to ensure that Black Nigerian trans women, men, trans diverse, gender non-conforming people material housing, food, education, mental and emotional needs are met. Additionally, Crème de la Crème House of Fame will be providing vocational training in sewing, hospitality, and cosmetology.
I learned about Crème de la Crème House of Fame through their mutual aid work on facebook and through my Nigerian LGBTQ network. The folks in this organization are living well below the poverty line and have been finding ways to connect to trans people who have been ostracized by their communities. Despite these conditions, they have found ways to practice joy and build community through fashion, makeup, dancing and modeling. As a Nigerian nonbinary organizer based in the U.S., I believe that we must address the global nature of anti-Blackness and transphobia in order to achieve true liberation. This includes investing in community and care, and shifting trans people’s material conditions and supporting folks with their own self-determination.
Let’s raise $30,000 for Crème de la Crème House of Fame. Let’s invest in Black futures.
Nnenna Amuchie on behalf of Crème de la Crème House of Fame
Learn more about the Crème de la Crème House of Fame Foundation in their own words:
“In the year 2015, in Abuja Nigeria, it became very obvious that there are group of persons with vulnerability to risk and multiple violence ranging from double stigmatization, ejection and rejection from relations and the society, curative rape, unlawful and incessant arrest by the police force, dehumanizing and public disgrace, barbaric forms of exorcism and death amongst other inhuman acts carried out against these group.
Furthermore, while other key vulnerable groups like the gay community, female sex workers, people who inject drugs had various forms of interventions, the transgender community have been left behind for so many years thereby leaving them stranded with nowhere to fall back on but to end up in streets, slums and uncompleted buildings that expose them more to danger and violence.
It all started in the one room (the founders’ room) where most Trans persons usually run to and any silent tears, eat, have their wounds treated and get psychosocial support, temporary accommodation and reassurance that they are special and are the “best of the best” which means Crème De la Crème in French. The birth of the organization and her name is a restoration of hope to transgender community. A four bedroom bungalow which is overcrowded with Fourteen (14) persons has meta-morph into an organization with a safe house have granted over two hundred Trans persons a temporary shelter in the past four (4) years.
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