[Transmisogynoir is] racialized misogyny towards Black trans women

—Keir Bristol[1]

Transmisogynoir (or trans-misogynoir) is the oppression of trans women of color, and trans feminine people of color, more generally. It exists at the intersection between transphobia, misogyny, and antiblackness.[1] This oppressive force is caused by a combination of cisnormativity, the gender binary, white supremacy, and other kyriarchal forces. Importantly, cis Whiteness, a chiefly Western concept, is at the root of this form of transmisogynoir. [2][3]


The term was coined[citation needed] in 2013 by @thetrudz on Twitter :

The street harassment and violence trans women face is notorious and sickening. Transmisogyny and transmisogynoir are truly awful.[4]

It is based on combining Moya Bailey's[5] term misogynoir and transmisogyny.


There are forms of oppression unique to trans feminine people of color that are suffered neither by cisgender women, trans men, or even white trans women. A very precise term helps to alleviate the negative affects an umbrella term, such as transphobia or racism, have in masking the specific heightened risk trans women of colour face.

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