Since the death of Amaud Abrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd the world has rightfully been in an uproar! Watching the protests, participating in the protests, watching the politicians pontificate, having conversations with our children about their deaths... adds additional anger, stress, anxiety, depression... to our already taxed mental health. Processing all this as either an ally or as a person who has had to deal with oppression because of the color of your skin, the religion you espouse, your sexual identity... can feel like too much...but always know our site is here to support you, anyday, anytime, always for free.
“You have to demand respect in this world, ain't nobody just going to hand it to you. How you carry yourself, what you stand for-- thats how you gain respect. but little one aint nobody's respect worth more than your own” -Mildred D. Taylor
This world can be harsh, we are constantly told that we can be thinner, have juicer thighs, a small waist, that our thighs shouldn’t touch, that our stomach should be flat, that our muscles should be big, that our skin should be tan, but not too dark, that we shouldn’t rock the boat, that we shouldn’t make others uncomfortable...we are here to tell you, right now, in this moment, you are perfect. Yes, we can all work towards being better people, but better where it counts, kinder, more understanding, more supportive, more loving, more equal….
"History isn't something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities."
-Marsha P. Johnson
We are currently in June, which is Pride Month, so to all our LGBTQIA members, family members, Rainbow Mamas and Papas, we love you, support you and respect you! It was the Stonewall Riots and the bravery of of two Transgender activists that became the catalyst for LGBTQIA Rights. Marsha P. Johnson, an African American Activist and Drag Queen and Sylvia Rivera a Latina American Activist and Drag Queen, both said enough was enough with the police brutality that plagued their community, they refused to stay silent and humbly bow to the status quo.
“I was a radical, a revolutionist. I am still a revolutionist…I am glad I was in the Stonewall riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought, “My god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here!”-Sylvia Rivera
When the world feels too heavy and overwhelming just remember, the problems we are facing, intolerance and hatred, are nothing new. It has been going on for millenia, the only thing we can do, must do, is fight for change, change within ourselves, within our communities, within our places of worship, within our history books, we must vote for change at the voting booths and we must teach our children to do better.
Wishing you all nothing but the best-SG