The new mural in Clarion Alley is a tribute to Bay Area trans women activists, done in jewel tones on a background of night sky and stained glass.
Depicted in the mural are:
Mia Tu Mutch: Youth activist and panelist in the Guardian’s “SF Feminism Today” discussion that took place this summer. Tu Mutch is on the SF Youth Commission, and organizes meals at the LGBTQ Community Center as a youth specialist
Alexis Rivera: Actively fought HIV/AIDS — which affects one in three transwomen in San Francisco. Was the staff community advocate for the Transgender Law Center, and helped found LA’s Female-to-Male Alliance. Rivera died last year.
Janetta Louise-Johnson: Works on recidivism in trans communities of color through her job at the Transgender Gender Variant Intersexed Justice Project.
Tamara Ching: Award-winning “God Mother of Polk” well-known for her consultant work on transgender and commercial sex worker concerns.
“Painting this was humbling in all respects, and the work these women are doing and have been doing for a long time is bigger than one mural,” Wischerath told the Guardian in an email interview.