Founded by Linda La & The Perfect Poison at the start of the Soaring 20’s, The Esoteric House of Transcendence is an activists and performers collective holding weekly, safe, nonjudgemental space for Black and Brown TGNC communities. Born out of a need for community connection, emerging out of quarantine and preexisting isolation; during a global pandemic, we cultivated a safe space where our community could learn and engage in Vogue/Ballroom culture and movement as a form of fellowship and therapy.
Using performing arts, activism and community building as healing and resistance, we maintain a weekly tradition of coming together in collaboration with Black Trans Liberation Kitchen, #StopKillingUsGlobalCampaign and Black Trans Health.
In collaboration with Black Trans Liberation Kitchen we connect TGNC people to fresh produce and a hot meal. In collaboration with the #StopKillingUsGlobalCampaign, we help raise awareness to trans mortality rates while supporting advocacy around sex workers rights.
Together, we practice, learn and teach. We mentor new talent, advocate for our communities and connect to resources, services, and events focused on their development as leaders, artists, and activists in our community. If you are interested in joining the House and creative collective follow the link on Instagram @thehouseoftranscendence
Collectively we have worked in advocacy, theater, entertainment, and in the non profit sector, health and wellness with runaway/homeless youth, injection drug users, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth, and victims of commercial sex & drug trafficking. We aim for this house to prioritize the needs of the most vulnerable in the TGNC community and provide an ongoing alternative for BIPOC TGNC youth aging out of the continuum of youth services across the 5 boroughs, connecting them to continued care.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been providing Black and Brown TGNC people with We have hosted and organized performance events that center Black TGNC performers with New York Live Arts House Party annually for 5 years now. We also help support mutual aid events, digital crowdfunding, clothing drives, movie nights and open mic events. We assist our members with gaining professional skills and life skills; helping members get connected with moving needs, furniture, driving lessons, educational resources, casting calls, licensing and more.
We most recently hosted our first vogue/ballroom event, centering trans masculine communities in collaboration with C*NT at C'mon Everybody (Pictures taken by Rion Moon)