Alabanza has written on many issues such as love, race, class, gender, and home – for a various of online magazines and zines and books – including Black girl Dangerous, Black and Gay In The UK, Manon, NOT TRANS ENOUGH.

It changes all the time, but primarily, I’m always writing [and] creating from a place of healing. I’ve tried to venture other intentions, like to educate [or] stem action, but I think the type of artist I am leads me always back to healing. I write to survive, to process, to put to bed things, to wake things back up.

Travis Alabanza

Being more accountable to myself, to my community and to my integrity has made me truly realize the detrimental effects being “subtle” about oppression has on all of us; how it suppresses progression, liberation and healing; how the word was co-opted into oppressor language and used to validate centuries of racialized hierarchy; and how it’s been used to prevent us from verbalizing our deepest pains and vulnerabilities.

Travis Alabanza