We’re happy to introduce the six people who will be blogging during the Week of Action, listed by posting order:
Alice is the co-director of the Stories Project and the Week of Action Movement. She is the mother of five children, three of whom identify as LGBT or gender-variant, and has spent the majority of her fifty years of life moving from one adventure to the next. Her interests include the outdoors, true crime, and deep thoughts about what it means to be human. Alice identifies as a lesbian and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
Meg is the founder and co-director of the Stories Project and the Week of Action Movement. She is currently working toward a double major in psychology and gender studies with the ultimate goal of becoming a therapist who specializes in trauma and LGBT issues. Her interests include feminism, LGBT activism, and sharing stories through her project. Meg identifies as queer and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
Khadija is a third-year political science student in the heart of all things political – Washington, D.C., born and bred – who would eventually love to take on the title of America’s first non-binary, Muslim Congressional Representative. Hir interests include hir faith, human rights, and improving the lives of LGBT Muslims in the United States. Khadija identifies as pansexual and genderqueer and uses the pronouns ze/hir/hirs.
Jazmin is a Detroit native and a Stories Project participant who couldn’t be happier with the direction her life is currently going. She has recently acquired a new job, a new apartment, and a new lover with a one-year-old baby girl who calls her “Ja-nin” for short. Her interests include justice, the Black Lives Matter movement, and uplifting other trans women and girls of color. Jazmin identifies as queer and transgender and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
Rebecca is a graduate student from upstate New York who has focused the majority of her advocacy work on the rights of intersex children and the rights of people will mental illnesses to refuse treatment and/or hospitalization. Her interests include dismantling the patriarchy, smashing the sex and gender binary, and destroying ableist institutions. Rebecca identifies as an intersex lesbian and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
Aviva is a Stories Project participant who intends to begin working toward her associate’s degree in the fall with the ultimate goal of becoming a dental hygienist. When it comes to her activist work, she considers racism, police brutality, and the high mortality rates of black trans women her top priorities. Her interests include reading, fashion, and urban exploration. Aviva identifies as transgender and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.