LGBTQI rights

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#SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter

#SayHerName: An Intersectional and International Perspective on #BlackLivesMatter

In 2015, Sandra Bland died of asphyxiation in police custody. However, her death was ruled as suicide by police authorities. Most people did not believe this and took to the streets. This was how the #SayHerName movement started.

As we are all enraged at the violence displayed against Black men in America, let us not forget Black women and Black transgender women. As Malcolm X said in 1962, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” This rings true today for Black women and Black transgender women all over the world.

Maisa Dabus on The Power of Your Story Podcast

Maisa Dabus – Freedom, Belonging and Representation

“When you share stories, you’re including people and giving them a sense of belonging, you are also making sure that your voice doesn’t go unnoticed and it isn’t lost in history.”

Maisa Dabus is an entrepreneurial creative and changemaker from Brazil. She came out as gay in her late teens in the traditional Catholic community of Brazil. In this episode, Maisa speaks about overcoming discrimination, self-doubt, and how she protected herself from the world. She shares her journey to confidence and talks about her fight for freedom and how sharing her story has been a big part of getting to where she is today.

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