latest project x streetlevelculture, Transient, includes a man who is trying to keep up with the temporary feeling of pride, belonging & triumph. www.streetlevelculture.com
"I became interested in the Civil Rights struggle out of necessity to survive"
Servitude by Patricia Avant
African-American children with autism are being diagnosed almost two years later than children of any other ethnic group [in the United States], holding up their treatment, and in turn, their quality of life, according to research.–
When white children were misdiagnosed with autism they were usually told they had ADHD, but Mandell discovered that Black autistic children were told they had things like psychoses, mental retardation or selective mutism. This, along with the fear that Black parents have of reporting their child’s behavioral issues due to the fact that their children are removed from the home as a result more often, makes it hard for Black children with autism to get the treatment that they need.
my first diagnosis was a psychotic disorder btw
But lets keep pretending doctors know everything and never fuck up or hold prejudices that make the diagnoses they give wrong.
This happened to my brother and noooow I know why. Nobody even tried until he was twelve and then they kept trying to diagnose him as pre-psychotic and my mom was like “no” and then they just put him in special needs for a year because THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT HE NEEDS even though he’d already been diagnosed with Asperger’s.
Lemme take another moment to reiterate that racism =/= hurt feelings.
Crow/Crane Pose Bakasana
Today I was at my #home #studio #urbanyogafoundation I am in #crow #blackyoga #yogi #yogamoms #yogaeverydamnday #yogini #feeltheyogahigh #fit #fitmom #curvyyoga #yogangsters #asana #happy #yoga365 #armbalance #balance by lisalooleeli http://instagram.com/p/m8kf_AgQ41/
So excited and honored to be included in this issue with @janetmock author and advocate gracing the cover, also included are Mia McKenzie & Tionna McLodden where we all strip down and bare it all!
An evening of new performance works that celebrate the unrelenting strength and beauty of queer womyn and trans* folks.
The team that revived the Buddies’ iconic Strange Sisters cabaret is back in 2014. This year we explore the magical, the mystical and the powerful. Queer womyn & trans* folks as Brujas and witches, as 2-Spirit folks, as transformative fluid beings that create multi-dimensional universes in our relationships, our imaginations and our lived realities. We bring glitter to the classroom, turn hallways into runways, and use our bedrooms as laboratories. We are shapeshifters, and faeries with creativity in our blood. We welcome multi-disciplinary expressions of queer women & trans* folks finding magik in the mundane. Last year’s event was packed to the rafters and sold out well in advance – don’t miss your chance to be part of this iconic event.
Programming to be announced in August. With @geinwong & @beautifulthingslive