Give Black trans women flowers while they are alive. @iamjarijones Pride month is ending, but the fight for Black trans & queer lives does not end on July 1. Violence against transgender, gender non-conforming folks, and queer folks, especially Black folks and folks of color, is an epidemic in the United States and globally. Visit the Human Rights Campaign to learn more. Please research … Read More Investing in Black Queer & Trans Lives
The Supreme Court recently ruled that that “the existing federal ban on workplace discrimination “because of sex” includes discrimination because of a person’s sexual orientation or transgender status.” (a) You can read more about the decision at LambdaLegal.org. Although this is a huge win, LGBTQIA+ folks still face challenges when it comes to navigating their careers. Recent college graduates also face a job market … Read More Navigating the Workplace as an LGBTQIA+ Individual
Key Concepts and History To start, it is important to understand some key concepts. Privilege is the inherent advantage you have in society based on your race. Intersectionality, created by Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Black feminism, developed by Black women scholars, are two key frameworks that should be used to understand the intersection of different types of oppression. It is also crucial to learn African-American … Read More Anti-Racist Resources for White and Non-Black Folks
In this post, I will not comment on any specific actions taken in the last week by either protestors or police. We all have our own feelings and thoughts about actions taken in the past week. Whatever you are feeling, I hear you. I understand you may be frustrated or hurt. I empathize with you and encourage you to explore this. I am someone … Read More This Post is for Non-Black Folks
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Michaella (she/her/hers) writes about LGBTQIA+ topics, social justice, and self-care.