HEY LADY is a collaborative quarterly, compiled by Regina Schilling in Olympia, WASH. Each issue features one inspiring woman, drawn by an assortment of different artists from around the world.
Issue #7 features Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002). She was a crucial voice for people of color, transgender and low income communities throughout her life. With her best friend and fellow activist, Marsha P. Johnson, she founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) providing shleter to young homeless trans women of color. A veteran of the Stonewall Uprising, she consistently participated in protests, riots, and marches. With her determination to fight for visibility, she brought transgender people to the forefront of the LGBTQ community.
In her honor, The Sylvia Rivera Law Project currently works to address issues of systemic poverty and racism, prioritizing the struggles of queer youth. A feature length film, Happy Birthday Marsha, is a biopic on Rivera and Johnson that is currently in post production. A street in New York, where she lived and died, was renamed Sylvia Rivera Way in 2005.
Each book is printed in full color, measures 12.5 x 9.5 cm and is perfect bound. Issue #7 has 34 pages and comes with with a 2.25" button attached to the front cover!