Sephora is INSANITY right now. I grabbed a new Milk Makeup foundation and a Dior foundation and I can’t even tell if they match my face because of all the bright fluorescent lighting. It’s cool, I will bring them back tomorrow if they’re wrong.
Also Watts Up is the PRETTIEST cream highlight I’ve ever seen, but Benefit is insane if they think I’m spending $30 on one little tube. My Anastasia palette is nearly as pretty and smooth and costs $40 for four pans.
A lot of the testers are unavailable due to there being 19 makeovers going on at the same time.
My question is pretty basic. I've been incredibly fortunate to have been born into a time and place where no one has discriminated me directly because of my sexual orientation. But I'm realizing more and more that the world does not look like that, and that globally speaking, intense homophobia is actually the norm. Living in a progressed society, I'm not sure what I can do to help support the cause. Any advice on how to get more involved in the fight for equality on a global scale?
The best way to support the global movement is to support grassroots LGBTQ activists who are on the ground bringing changes to their countries. That is not to say we, the United States, don’t play a role. You can keep up with who we are supporting, as a member and donor country of the United Nations, through Global Equality Fund, an initiative that was launched in 2011: http://www.state.gov/globalequality/
There are some international organizations that work with local activists to highlight human rights violations, and you can help by promoting their issue priorities and donating if you are able to:
Although there is a huge global cause to definitely be a part of, I would challenge you to look at your community and see some of the discrimination that might be happening, but just isn’t happening to you. If we look at the LGBTQ+ movement alone, there is so much internal discrimination around masculinity v. femininity, trans*, bi and poly or gnc folks! So, I say this all to say that you can actually be part of the global issue by really looking at your community. If you find that your community is truly as progressed as you feel it is, then maybe think on the state level. As we continue to grow as a community we have to realize that although we live in a world where my husband and I, both POC, can walk down the streets of Brooklyn without getting harassed, that so much of that comes from the privilege my husband and I have of being cisgender.