I am in full on Pride mode this week! I have been doubling down on my queer culture reading, documentary watching, music listening, art seeking, researching, and idolizing my LGBTQ elders, movers, shakers, and community members. I am, and will be, celebrating and honoring them/us all month. I do in a subdued way with my everyday life, but June is a nice time to really embrace it all and get excited, passionate, and forward with it. This part of me, this community, makes my life rich, dynamic, and special. I am grateful for it everyday, and wouldn’t give it up for the world.
I hope you all have community you feel your belonging to deep in your bones. A community that you feel your heart strings pull back in time for. A community you feel a burning responsibility for.
Here are a few of the things that made my week sweet. And I hope that you have many of your own.
My new longboard - for a new family hobby.
These two - for making my world go round.
These snacks - for the fact that I have kid who loves to eat this!
Warm weather suppers outdoors - for the view.
This quote - for Pride month, because the first gay pride was a riot. And I thank the stars for that.
“We didn’t stop. We weren’t afraid. We were not going to be oppressed anymore!” - Sylvia Rivera
Peace to you and yours.