On Saturday, February 19, 2022, The Trans Empowerment Center celebrated its second installment of Pillars: Trans & POC Market where they welcomed five new vendors of color and trans experience. This was held at the Lisa Isadora Cruz Transgender Empowerment Center at 2753 W Division St.
What is Pillars Market? It is a space for POC vendors and artists of trans experience. The pillar is a symbol of support, stability, and strength. Trans artists and vendors are currently in need of support. Therefore, the purpose of the Pillars Market is to create space for Black and Brown trans folks to showcase their work, and create more visibility of the small businesses owned by these communities. Pillars not only represents the trans vendors and artists who are the strong foundations of the community by providing their practices and art, but it also represents the people welcomed into the space to be pillars themselves by buying and helping the vendors and artists grow.
This time we welcomed five new vendors of color and trans experience and brought on two vendors from the first Pillars. Come to Pillars where you will be guaranteed to find your next favorite painting, home decoration, next set of jewelry and accessories, or a new blend of handmade herbal tea blends. Our next Pillars installation will be March 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!