Hi biscuits! The play I wrote just ended and I haven’t been asleep since Friday night! Here we are! It’s Sunday morning and I started the day off in the pool with my friends while the sun rose and rain quietly came from the sky. Dreams do come true! It was magical!
+ Rebecca Sugar and Estelle teamed up at Cannes to remind you that you deserve to shine.
That same morning I had hiked to the crest of one of the hills overlooking the valley the camp was nestled into, and posed for a picture beneath the blue-and-white sky with a woman who had spent $800 in braces, countless doctor visits and a year of her life training to prepare for that very moment. When she returned to her wheelchair at the base of the climb, she told me her next goal was to backpack along the Appalachian Trail. Sign me up for that too.
“I always say there’s a reason why as a queer Latina from a low-income community that I became a public defender, and not a prosecutor,” she tells The Advocate. “It’s because I didn’t see that as an office I could work in that would be helping my community rather than harming it.”
+ Princes Nokia talks candidly “about creating feminist spaces at her performances, how queer culture inspired her from a young age and why she chose to work with Platoon after turning down multiple labels when her first single went viral.”
+ Diversity????! Prom?!?!?!? yeah baby,
+ Finally, a press release about Dapper Q’s Young Adult Fashion Show!
For a third year, dapperQ is partnering with Target to produce a young adult (18-21 years of age) fashion show as part of NYC Pride’s 2019 World Pride Youth Pride event. The show will feature 10 diverse LGBTQ youth who will each be provided $100 Target gift cards to style a look that affirms their identities and empowers them as the future leaders of our communities. Youth will shop at Target Harlem with the production team, who will support the youth in completing their full Target look. “Now more than ever, it is imperative that we provide safe spaces and visibility for LGBTQ youth,” states Anita Dolce Vita, the show’s Executive Producer. “Our community needs to rally around our youth to deliver positive messages of love, pride, and acceptance in a climate that is increasingly hostile towards them.”