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#13 : Sophie Rose Cadle ~ #afrolatinastoknow
Sophie Rose Cadle, is a Trans Youth Advocate, Consultant and Organizer. She is a 22 year old, AfroLatina, womyn of trans experience. Sophie was born in the Dominican Republic, and raised in Washington Heights. Her story and journey is amazing and empowering but her advocacy work is how I hope she will always be honored. We met at Hetrick Martin Institute, HMI is an organization that provides youth with resources and a space they can call home. It was truly love at first sight. Her positive energy is intoxicating. She is an incredible role model doing transformative work for LGBTQ++ Youth. She recently was interviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine in an article titled, Trans, Teen and Homeless: America's Most Vulnerable Population. I am so proud of her for not only sharing her story but for having a voice that will not be ignored. ***
LINK IN BIO-- http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/trans-teen-homeless-americas-most-vulnerable-population-w504834 ***
I include Sophie not only because I admire her, I want to ensure that media giants such as #rollingstonemagazine do right by these youths who have shared their stories. It is not enough to just publish pieces on them. We must be mindful to not exploit people who for them, this article is an everyday life REALITY. And I am calling that you pay folks who share their story. They are valuable. They matter. They need our support not our pity. I am tagging celebs who I pray will spread the word about amazing people like Sophie, who absolutely need our support. ALL of our stories matter. They are not your trending topic for what’s hot! Check out her IG @sophierosecadle #afrolatina#afrolatinx#comingout#transwomen#transgender#transexperience#transwomenofcolor#transwoman#trans#mtf#lgbt#lgbtq#nonconforming#transgirl#nonbinary#gay#transgenero#feminist#feminism#genderequality#lgbtqia#intersectionality#intersectionalfeminism#womanism#isupporttransrights
#ReclaimingMyDiaspora#Trailblazer @aissamaiga est une actrice/activiste franco-senegalaise et reste à ce jour l'une des (seules) actrices noires francophones les plus visibles! Elle nous inspire à en demander toujours PLUS et c'est pour ça que SQUAD existe! - 📷 @didierkab
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way
I'm a bitch, I'm a tease
I'm a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I'm your angel undercover
I've been numb, I'm revived
Can't say I'm not alive
You know I wouldn't want it any other way
❤️✊🏾💪🏾As a preteen it was one of the first songs that made me feel woman and liberated as fuck and unashamed #metoo .
Come laugh with us about periods or the absence of them on Nov. 4th at 8PM in Broooooklyn! Tickets are $20 [link in bio] and will go towards the efforts at @reddotcampaign and our work to educate women around the globe. Not in NY? You can choose to donate a ticket to someone who can't quite spring for it. Please dm us if you need help attending. See you lovely people there! || More about our partner: Red Dot Campaign, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization that collects and donates menstrual products to those in need and boldly fights rampant cultural stigma surrounding the period through artistic endeavors. Fighting to humanize the period.@womalymag
Hi peeps! Ari here. Sorry for no update these past days, I was hoping Ley would post something (they post in white and I in red and I didn't want to ruin our feed) but Ley is on a break right now I I dont know how long it will be. So you will have to bear with me, Ari, while Ley's gone. Have a great night!
Pretty sure I've posted this before but it's worth sharing again. There's legitimately so little positivity for bi men and it's really troubling. Bi men's experiences are just as valid as anyone else's, and they deserve an equal voice in our community. Bi men deserve visibility.
There is so much going on. There are at least fifteen fires we need to put out right this second, including a literal fire. It makes talking about sex crimes piss me off even more. This should not be happening. This is not where my attention should be. But, there is never a “good” time to deal with this issue. So, here it goes—
63% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. That number is even higher on college campuses—88%. #metoo . When I was 16, I woke up to a “friend” attempting to rape me, and I’m still not ready to share how that night ended with almost anyone. I didn’t tell anyone for years, but I did write everything down in an unsent letter to my best friend soon after it happened. “I tried to forget about it. I couldn’t tell you or anyone because I was just so scared, so I didn’t want to think about it or deal with it in any way. I especially didn’t know how to tell you because he’s one of your best friends and I can only hope that you’ll believe me.” The only thing that makes me more upset than the assault, is the fact that I was afraid no one would believe me. In September, Betsy DeVos rescinded Title IX guidelines that aimed to protect victims who choose to report these crimes because she felt they were unfair to the accused. Obviously, anyone who has been falsely accused of sexual assault is also a victim in need of protection. But, when only 2% of accused assailants are innocent, and 90% of assaulted victims don’t come forward, it’s important to ask—which is the bigger fire? Ask your alma mater to uphold the Title IX protections that DeVos has abandoned. Link in bio to @knowyour9’s open letter toolkit. There are so many reasons perpetrators get away with these crimes and victims don’t report them. Make sure you’re not one of them. #mandymaction#dearbetsy
📷 / @manrepeller because that seemed appopriate.
Life is hard, it's difficult. There are new obstacles thrown at us everyday, new challenges to face, and it gets exhausting. So, how can we help? What can we do to make life easier for you? Do you need someone to listen, someone you can rant to? Do you need some advice for yourself or a friend? We want to be there. Send us a dm, let us know what you're struggling with, and we'll do everything in our power. How can we help YOU?
That's a real fancy way of saying sexism and racism are sometimes okay if you can justify it 👌🏻 say generalizing more and people will forget you're anti equality @agherard but blocking me won't change a damn fact about you spouting racist and sexism apology - op
Me too. Ive been harassed and touched by strangers walking down the street. Grabbed at by strangers in bars and forcibly pulled away from my friends so Im all alone. Violently kicked in the back and shoved by a man I said no to. I was groomed by a 21 year old gang prospect when I was 14 who would show up at house/weekend job and watch me, and I was too scared to tell my parents because I thought I would get into trouble. And no fucking shit as I write this on the tram to work a man has been staring at me, licking his lips and making kissing gestures for the last 10 minutes. My mind is racing as fast as my heart; what if he follows me into the store? What if he follows me to work? What if he touches me on my way past him? HOW THE FUCK AM I GOING TO SAFELY GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION?? He just called me a fucking bitch and followed me off the tram. Illustration by @ashlukadraws
"We, the artists, experience the project as a re-interpretation of home, to create a sense of purposeful community engagement. We seek to embrace the space. We question our ideas of home and the systems in which we live. We desire to deconstruct these ideas in order to reconstruct anew with each other, together."
What a powerful, brave and beautiful black woman showing all her beauty without any standards! Thank you for making me and probably everyone feel as comfortable as you are. Her post really makes sense.
Repost @airrozz🌱I contemplated for a while with making this post broadcasting feminine body hair because part of me was afraid of what everyone would think. Plus, I come from a string of beautiful women who take pride in the things we put out, so they'd probably think I'm crazy lol. I rarely say much but, what's the point of having my platform if I can't use it to share what's inspiring me lately? It's looked upon as such a freaky act of nature, when it's indeed nature's form of recreation. So here's a way of recreating what it means to me. How freeing it feels to not be ashamed by the laws of change & free"dom" of choice: Change spawns growth. Growth spawns evolution. Majority of people only want to see "something natural like afros on Richard Pryor" if it's marginalized to fit into that utopian box of what's "hot" or acceptable. Extracting a numerous amount of things. But why should we mold ourselves in favor of a distorted paradigm? If I was given the gift of a free will, why must I use my gift on someone else's standard?