Juliet: Queer Ugandan-Rwandan  (Sweden)

Q. How is your relationship with your family, and what does being “accepted” by your family look like for you?

“My relationship with my family in terms of my sexuality is great. I only felt the need to come out to my mom and for the rest I’ve made it an obvious thing, as obvious as being straight is. I haven’t made a big deal about it and neither have they. I understand how extremely privileged I am to be out to my family and I cherish it deeply. Although she may not always understand my sexuality, the fact that I’m attracted to all gender identities and not just one, my mom always taught me to be my own person and live a life that makes me happy. She taught me to be independent and strong and her acceptance was the only one I felt I needed so I’m truly blessed to have it.”

- Juliet (Queer Ugandan-Rwandan, She/Her, IG: @julesatto, TW: @julesatto)

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Is anyone else seeing what I’m seeing in the Olympics opening ceremony right now, the kids holding the plants are Asian or Caucasian when athletes from African countries parade, Caucasian when they’re Asian and African, and African when they’re Caucasian or Asian.

The dancers were wearing rainbow flags on their shoulders, there were short clips of environmental issues and a small forest is going to be planted after all of this.

This opening ceremony is honestly really important, I can’t even form proper thoughts right now as to how blown away and moved I am.

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It has been a few months since I’ve posted. I’ve been teaching for the summer in California. I’m going back home to Philadelphia in a week and I’m moving to Atlanta in two weeks.

Android Oshún, the Africana WomaNINJA is back.

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The northern bald ibis was once an extraordinarily widespread bird, with populations found in northern Africa, southern and central Europe, and the Middle East.  Now, however, it is one of the rarest birds in the world, with perhaps only 500 birds left in the wild.  The population appears to have been declining for centuries; ibises were recorded nesting on the battlements of European castles, but seem to have vanished somewhere around the 18th century.  However, the most critical loss of birds has occurred in the last 100 years; 98% of the world’s population of northern bald ibises was lost between the years 1900 and 2002.  This is primarily due to habitat loss and the increased use of pesticides, particularly DDT.