***trigger warning: rape, sexual assault, battery, violence towards transgender people
Yes, rape can reach anyone at anytime in any situation under any circumstance.
And sometimes, when we have a chance to do something about sexual violence we don’t.
This is a chance to do something about rape culture and working to combat the injustice around sexual violence:
1. Please read Ky’s Story if you are not triggered by the topic of sexual assault.
2. Please donate to Ky’s Funding Freedom fund within your range of finance.
3. Please spread his story and help him in his fight for justice. Whenever you do share, please incorporate trigger warnings for those who discussions and stories of sexual assault are disorienting.
His life and his story are very important so do what you can ❤
In Hope and Healing,
A fair share of equality by the Diamondback staff (3/12/14)
I like this editorial piece. While still highlighting the struggles, the staff still provided hope for it’s students and for anyone dealing with discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Great job! 🙂
“Justice?” by Mykell Hatcher-McLarin 2/16/14
Justice was far away
and couldn’t hear your parting song.
“Who’s next in the onslaught?”
“Can’t think like that. Naw!”
“Justice where you at?!”
“I haven’t seen you so long.”
Onto another day.
But never one that’ll be the same.
All new faces
Justice come join us Today.
We’re searching for you.
Stop running Away.
“Gone” by Mykell Hatcher-McLarin 2/16/14
Eyes Eclipsed wit Tears.
Who said Black Boys don’t cry?
Who said Black Girls don’t die?
I swear to God who said it was
I didn’t hear that gunshot.
I didn’t get that wound.
But My Heart is still gashed open
as I stand in this room
looking in the mirror saying,
“It could easily be you.”
All the Black Children.
Justice was far away
and didn’t hear your parting song.
How To Make Sense Of The Michael Dunn Verdict BY NICOLE FLATOW
A Florida jury could not reach a verdict on the most serious charge facing Michael Dunn, a first degree murder charge for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville convenience store. Nevertheless, Dunn is all but certain to face a lengthy prison sentence as he was convicted on three counts of attempted second degree murder — one for each of three of Dunn’s friends who were also in the line of fire as Dunn fired ten rounds into their sport utility vehicle.
University of Maryland Senior Reflects on the the Importance of Gender-Confirmation Surgery Coverage
Hope I did some of my friends and future trans students justice ❤
Thank you Samantha for giving me the opportunity to speak more of the inclusion and bringing more trans voices to HRC (your efforts are not in vein)
I’ve got to meet a really awesome person this weekend! His name is Anton Darklight and he does amazing work! I got to get a glimpse of the social justice work he does for Queer People of Color and more specifically Trans People of Color. He’s looking to create change plus help inspire and affirm generations of individuals who generally lack representation and positive imagery in our society. Along his journey, he is looking for support in getting his chest reconstruction surgery. His goal is $8,000 and could use as much support as ya’ll are able to give him. If you have the capacity to donate to his fundraiser, I ask that you please do. If you have the capacity to share the link to his fundraiser (that I have provided below), I ask that you please do. Please support in any way you can. Any amount and effort is important and is appreciated ❤
At some point in our lives, I know we found it difficult to make ourselves vulnerable and to ask for support in achieving something important in our lives. So I ask of all of you who take time to read this status and follow to his bio please take regard that this is a tough process but one not everyone has the privilege to avoid.
Thank you to all who took the time to Listen! Thank you to all who choose to Support!
With Love and Affirmation,