Cartoonist. Nationally-recognized activist. Bookseller. This week I sat down with Van Binfa, co-founder of the Soy Quien Soy Trans Empowerment Collective to talk about learning to put himself before the movement, working full-time while homeless, and which nonprofits to watch out for. Highlights include:
- why he prefers retail to non-profit work,
- how you can make money writing fan fiction, and
- how racial segregation and gentrification have shaped Chicago’s queer communities.