Incredible discussion about entrepreneurship at brunch today!
Brilliant minds around the table connecting our networks around the world!
Photo Credit: Moyeh Moye
So much amazingness in this post.
9 Black butch lesbians share their stories in The Butch Mystique (2003)
The last one!!
"It hurts me so much when men look at me in a way of hatred. They only hate me because I’m not making myself available to them."
Hey! My sister is editing this project and it is a very important cause. I believe we all should be informed on the struggle these kids are going through. Please read more about it below and reblog. Every little bit counts.
"Might you PLEASE take a few mins this morning to read this post and/or VISIT MY KICKSTARTER PAGE for BECOMING MORE VISIBLE - A GROUNDBREAKING FILM about trans teen homelessness - A burgeoning crisis. Who is responsible? The kids, or society? This project is SUPER IMPORTANT to ME and something I would be SO GRATEFUL for YOU to GET BEHIND!
SO PLEASE GIVE what YOU CAN, and as important, IF NOT MORE - please share this link http://kck.st/Kw7PtA FAR AND WIDE to your community - also Like US on FACEBOOK (search for becoming more visible), and tweet about us @bvthefilm.com
About the film:
From behind the lens of photographer Josh Lehrer we will tell the compelling stories of five, homeless transgender teens. Their backgrounds are diverse, but their stories are strikingly similar. Rejected by their families and lured to New York City with the hope of finding connection and love, many of these trans teens instead find themselves again rejected and homeless. But is it their fault?
After years of exploring this topic we now want to turn an inquisitive lens to the society at large; a society that refuses to acknowledge a broad spectrum of gender expression and to ask them some pertinent questions:
•What do homeless trans teens have to teach our community about life, culture, family, safety and love?
• If trans people have been around since the beginning of civilization, why has our culture been the one to so profoundly let them down?
• What does this massive dismissal say about us?
• And if nothing is wasted in this world, then what are the lessons implied in embracing these kids, rather than casting them out?
• Would it mean we would have to become more loving, more celebratory, more open and more willing to cherish the differences in all people?
• And what, ultimately, does this out of hand rejection say about the responsibility that human beings have for one another?
Whatever the answers, it starts with, BECOMING MORE VISIBLE.
Thank you in ADVANCE!!! Also would appreciate any and ALL feedback!!!”
-Pamela French (producer/director)
1. Know that you have been conditioned to hate every fiber of your being through a history that has demonized your spirit but before times like these you were celebrated and honored. Your spirit was seen as something beautifully created by a higher power.
2.You will be sexualized as a…
By Lexi Adsit Welcome to Lex Be Real. I’m Lexi and this is my column! I’m truly honored to be writing in this space and so grateful to THE Rainbow&
yay my first column!
Thanks so much for the gorgeous review of Redefining Realness.
Remember always I wrote this book for you, gurl! <3
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I have an interview at a different store location today for a lead merchandising position.
I’ve literally worried myself sick. Hoping for the best because, Lord knows, I need the extra hours and benefits.
Positive vibes accepted.
[photograph of fabian romero, queer brown boi. they are wearing a newsboy cap, one earring and looking to the side. their eyes are squinting, face stern. also visible are their colored shirt and scarf around their neck.]
currently available for gigs, check out my bio:
Fabian Romero is a Queer Indigenous writer, performance artist and activist. They co-founded and participated in several writing and performance groups including Hijas de Su Madre, Las Mamalogues and Mixed Messages: Stories by People of Color. Their sincere writing stems from their intersections of privileges and marginalizations. You can read their work in several zines and publications including their writing blog, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and in the near future in To The Exclusion of All Others: Queers Questioning Gay Marriage which will be published in Australia. Fabian was born in Michoacán, Mexico and came to North America when they were seven years old. Since 2007 they have performed and facilitated workshops throughout North America. They are pursuing a BA at Evergreen State College with a focus in writing, social justice and education.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on fees and access needs. i am willing to travel if costs are covered and separate from my fees. below are some of my most read writing that also encompass my values and what i speak about:
- thinking aloud: why i stopped calling myself poly
- Sober Spaces and Accessibility in the Queer Community
- thinking aloud: coming into my feminism
- Interdependency and Disability Justice, this is one example regarding depression
- How to be in Solidarity with others [the idea of inclusion] [apologizing]
- self care for people of color
- surviving academia
thank you for passing this on.
photo by Eric Morales