Consistent glorification of black women’s triumphs made in defiance without any acknowledgement of the forces we are, in fact, defying is nothing more than a useless and hollow performance of wokeness that translates into nothing, brings on no change, inspires no action. Idolization is just another form of dehumanization.
We’ve compiled a list of reliable charities (checked by Charity Navigator, a watchdog organization that vets charitable organizations) that will allow you to donate directly to the hands of recent disaster victims. This list will be updated daily to reflect the most accurate ways to help.
It is remiss to celebrate Pride without looking back on the tireless of work of the warrior mothers of gay liberation, Ms. Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and Ms. Sylvia Rivera. Trans women of color were, are, and always will be on the frontline of LGBTQA+ revolution.
There are many ways to turn your outrage towards acts of warfare against Syria into action, even if you are not able to make a financial contribution at this time. Click on for a list of resources that you can utilize to support Syrians worldwide during this ongoing crisis.
Be twice as good to get half of what they have. Growing up black in white America, this phrase is your constant companion. Passed down by your parents, it’s part-gift, part-curse, and supposed to be the ultimate motivator—do your homework, go to class, get good grades, work hard, rise above, go high. Always aim to be better than yourself.
For those who find themselves ready for active participation in upcoming planned events, we wanted to pass along these tips to best prepare you for any potential situations you may encounter. We will try to keep this list updated as any new information is altered or gathered (invitation to please send along additional info you may find valuable and not listed!). While we cannot assure you of what will or will not take place at these events, we can assure that we will be as prepared as possible and full of love.
Donald Trump is not my President. He will never have the honor of being referred to as my President. It’s not me who put him there, and it sure as shit wasn’t my people. NOT MY PRESIDENT is our newest series made up of personal stories intended to create a space for healing and empowerment amidst the current political climate.