Happy Pride to everyone in and out! I hope you all have been having a wonderful and safe season despite all the horrible crap going on in the world right now. You are special and cherished and amazing, friend, simply by being you, and I’m proud to be among such fine folks.
NYC’s Pride Parade kicks off at the end of June with other events ongoing throughout the rest of the month, but I’ve been moved by Pride events around the nation– especially the parents offering affirming hugs to those of us without supportive families, but I was particularly moved by the People’s Pride in Pittsburgh, founded by Ciora Thomas, a Black trans woman in Allegheny County, PA, who also founded the organization that hosts the People’s Pride Parade, SisTersPGH. Ciora also serves on Governor Wolf’s LGBTQ Advisory Board and has done important work in the community such as gender inclusivity training with the Wilkinsburg School District and leading a demonstration against the inhumane treatment of trans inmates in the carceral system. SisTersPGH is an organization that helps provide queer and trans/nonbinary people with important support and access to resources, including emergency relocation, temporary housing, employment and education assistance, access to food and toiletries, and more.
It’s an incredible group, and I hope you’ll consider supporting them if you’re able to! They accept donations and volunteers, and they appreciate sharing of their work and support at their events.
It’s been a while since I posted on here, and I just wanted to say hi! It turns out that just as I’m terrible at small talk in person, I’m also terrible at writing when I have nothing to really say. lol My initial plan with this blog was to update it every two weeks or so, but that clearly just hasn’t happened. It made me super anxious to try to figure out what banal topics to come up with when I had nothing to say, and I didn’t want to be disingenuous with people and be something I’m not. So I’ve decided not to force that.
Maybe one day I’ll be better at the type of blog that does general chit-chats with people, but for now, I’m going to allow myself to be who I am and stick to using this blog of mine to only share when I have something specific I feel the urge to share. If you’re interested in chatting with me more often about specific things, I’m much more active on my Instagram and Twitter accounts. :] [smiley]
So that’s all for now! I hope you all are having a wonderful Pride month, that all of your Pride events are accessible and cop-free, and full of the beauty of community that centers and uplifts queer and especially trans BIPoC! Mwah!