equal rights activism

I am 100% all for diverse skin tones and diverse body types in beauty campaigns n advertisements n shit. like YES AT ALL THE INCLUSITIVITY AND REPRESENTATION, I LIVE FOR IT. buuuUUUT in addition to that (hear me out ok), I’d also like to start seeing more breast types—not just perfect, round boobs. I wanna see huge boobs and small boobs, black boobs and brown boobs and white boobs and pale boobs and tan boobs, uneven boobs and even boobs, saggy boobs and perky boobs, d-cups and a-cups and everything in between and beyond, boobs (or singular boob) that had to be removed to save a life and boobs that are implants. I WANNA SEE MORE BREAST TYPES IN MAGAZINES N STUFF CAUSE IM TOO DAMN INSECURE ABOUT MY OWN

usatoday.com
Bus with anti-transgender message is vandalized in NYC
A bus spreading a message against transgender culture was vandalized near United Nations headquarters early Thursday evening while it was parked, according to the head of one of the three groups organizing the bus tour.

“The “Free Speech Bus,” as it is called by organizers, was parked near the UN for a scheduled event when two people approached, scratched it with a key, cracked windows with a hammer, and spray painted slogans such as “Trans Liberation,” Brian Brown, president of the Washington-based National Organization for Marriage, told USA TODAY.

“Boys are boys and girls are girls - it’s very simple,” Brown said of the bus tour’s purpose and message. “We don’t want men in girl’s restrooms. We don’t want schools and our law attempting to say that people are bigoted simply because they understand that there’s a difference between male and female.”

The New York City Police Department said it took a report on the alleged vandalism and that it is being investigated as an incident of criminal mischief.

“Free speech is a constitutional right, but language has consequences that must be considered,” Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International, a pro-LGBT rights organization based in New York, said in a statement e-mailed to USA TODAY.

“Trans youth already have an extremely high risk for violence, discrimination and suicide. Broadcasting a message that erases and denies the reality that transgender and intersex children and youth exist (sic) is irresponsible, factually misleading, disrespectful and dangerous,” Stern said.

Read the full piece here

Yesterday, 10 September 2017, I marched in Sydney for marriage equality (yes, we are still fighting for our right to marry). It was the largest turnout to an LGBTQIA rally in Australian history.

I am always reminded when I attend these events that we have an incredibly supportive community. There are so many beautiful and kind souls who come together for our right to be treated as equals and to gain visibility and acceptance in our society. My heart is so filled with love just being there, it feels like home.

So if you are having a tough time or you feel alone, or both, remember that there are so many incredible people out there that will go out of their way to help and support you. You are not alone and you don’t have to be, there are so many others like you that understand what you are going through and have so much love to give. You are human, you are valid, and you deserve love.

BUT… you have to reach out. It can be scary, it can be difficult, but you can do it. Go to rallies, protests, marches, join support groups, social groups, call support lines, make friends online, whatever works for you.

Just know that our community is expansive, and accepting, it is built on love, and you can be part of it too.

xo