The Poetry Project

Dean Spade

Dean Spade stands outside, facing the camera, the sun shining on his face.
© Ohan Breiding

Dean Spade has been working to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at His latest book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next), was published by Verso Press in October 2020 and is forthcoming from other publishers in Spanish, Thai, Czech, German, Portuguese, Italian and Korean.