Tadaaa!! 😀The first official women in crew meetup! I am so proud of all of you for continuing to show up in your careers and lives. Tonight built trust, connection, laughter, new friendships, empowerment and courage. Twenty of you beautiful, bright, talented souls turned up, amazing! Thankyou for participating in the solution! 💯🙌🏻 Thankyou @dorakeogh1 for hosting us, more plans for the next one! #Gratitude 🙏🏽#WomenInFilm#WomenCrew#Solidarity#Humanity ✊🏽 #Sisterhood#Empowerment#Courage#ShowUp#ShineBright#GoodKarma ✨ @melaniejoly @sophiegregoiretrudeau @justinpjtrudeau @telefilm_canada @nfb_interactive #CMF We exists, we are crew who work in media production in Canada, we are women, we pay taxes, 52% of Canadian taxes, we'd love it if we could also be equally employed, and consistently. Especially on those productions funded by our tax dollars via #NFB , #CMF#Telefilm . That way, we could actually continue to pay our taxes on time, build a future, and prepare to care for ourselves in old age, vs relying on social assistance. We want to work, we want to work well, we already work harder... #Access#Opportunity#Visibility equally for all. #Now#JustDoIt#PushTheButton#Change ✊🏽
🚨 "The Department of Justice has just filed a brief arguing the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect gay workers. Barely 12 hours after President Donald Trump launched a historic assault banning active duty transgender service members, his administration has told a federal appeals court the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect "homosexuals" from discrimination." 🚨
As if the statements made towards trans people weren't horribly bigoted enough, we have this in the same day. I can't help but think that all this is a distraction from his myriad of issues. Regardless, these statements are beyond deplorable. One thing is for sure, those with hate in their hearts will NEVER break the spirit and strength of this community. 🖕
I just found this. And I love it. It's a picture of me, from the perspective of my dear friend @michael.edward.416. So, in a way, it is of him. And I think about how so much good art is not just about the subject, but about the artist. And the gaze. And I think about compassion. And I think about empathy. And I think about our poor, hurt world. And reaching out. And making our friends feel beautiful. It's a picture. That's all? #friendship#bodypride#solidarity (photo by @michael.edward.416 of course)
Sad to be an American.
I have sooooo many questions for the Dumpster fire that is the 45th.
Like... if you are adding a robust increase in military spending, AND you are doing an EXCEPTIONAL job at pissing off world leaders... I foresee the US being at war for AWHILE.... You're going to NEED people to fight FOR YOU, for US.
HOW do you intend to do so if you keep alienating and separating and excluding and BANNING people from believing in YOU, in US??? Who are you protecting?
There are THOUSANDS of trans service people who have, and ARE proudly serving this country.
Dear 45th your words are a disgrace
#Repost @_vivkim92 (@get_repost)
People who are transitioning and are currently in and/or wanting to enlist in the military in the United States are a financial and medical burden to the U.S Military?! Are you fucking kidding me? The U.S. Military spends $84 million dollars on medications for erectile dysfunction. $41 million of that being specifically for Viagra. Medical support for a person transitioning is between $4-8 million dollars. So on top of the costs for Viagra, weaponry, mental health and emergency procedures for current soldiers, you're telling me that the U.S government can't handle the medical "burden" of transgender people? Fuck off, Trump. Transgender people are PEOPLE. Humans who deserve to have the same privileges as any heterosexual identifying person. To my trans friends-- you are important, brave, strong, resilient, caring, loving HUMANS. I am here for you. I am open to being educated so I can be a better ally for you. Stand strong. You are NOT alone ✊🏼•
#transgenderrights#transrights#transrightsarehumanrights#fucktrump #✊🏼 #solidarity#keepgoing#transally#yourareimportant#youarevaluable
#Transrightsarehumanrights and all humans have diverse dreams, goals, passions and needs, including serving in the armed forces. Every human inherently deserves to be allowed to make that choice, and be afforded all the care and protection possible (that means #endmilitaryrape too btw). Also, living your truth as a trans person has got to be one of the bravest acts I can think of so who you want to army up? Thank you to trans members of the military for your service. #transrights#solidarity#ally#notmypresident
I'm loving the skin I'm in ❤
When I was debating whether or not to post pictures from my boudoir shoot, I thought about what other people would think of me. Today, after a couple months of going back and forth I'm posting this picture. Putting myself out there has always been difficult and talking about my accomplishments are hard. I've been shamed to keep to myself and not be so carefree. I learned so much within this past year. I learned how to worry less about the people who only have negative things to say. These are toxic people. It's been hard to cut them out, but I'm glad I've come all this way to do something for myself. I worked hard for this body. Since I posted this, I know for a fact people will talk about the picture.
Here's my message to you: When you break people down, have you gained everything in life? Are you now better than everyone else because it's easy to talk about people? Strength is looking above your insecurities to love and support others at their pinnacle even when you're not at yours. That was a hard lesson I had to learn. Breaking people down shows me that you have no respect for women or men and THEIR choices.
Men and women who objectify women. MY BODY IS NOT FOR YOU TO HOLLER AT. You need to learn what self restraint is and love. If you see me here as just a sex object, maybe you need to look in toward yourself and wonder why the fuck you do that. I'm not apologizing for this. I'm still learning to be unapologetic, but shoutout to ALL THE WOMEN AND MEN who are so strong to have supported me. I am who I am because of all the people in my life. Love yourself for every perfect mistake.
I'm not crying, YOU'RE CRYING! Guys. We're one shirt away from selling out tonight's Pride Sale🙌 Endless thanks to those who purchase Wooly Maple. For keeping a roof over my head, food in my belly, and this crazy dream of mine a reality💜
Although this is a quote from one of the darkest times in history, I can't help but strike similarities with present time events. We all need to unite against these atrocities committed by our "president" and fix this, and insure that discrimination doesn't happen again to anyone's community.. before it's too late. #solidarity#humanrights#standasone#resist#unite