Impossibility Now: A Trans Politics Manifesto

“Impossibility Now” is a trans* politics manifesto by Dean Spade. This video was created for the February 2013 conference “Gender Talents: A Special Address,” which asked invited speakers to perform a manifesto. The video takes themes from Dean’s book, Normal Life: Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law, and illustrates them with images. Dean teamed up with filmmaker Basil Shadid to shoot and edit the film, and further edited with Hope Dector at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. This video was included in issue 11.1-11.2 of S&F Online: Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations. For more visit: