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    “Everything Rainbow” was a movement my teammate and I created in order to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and health in our school and community. There is huge normalization of homophobic language at our school and lac

    Becoming an Upstander

    “Everything Rainbow” was a movement my teammate and I created in order to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and health in our school and community. There is huge normalization of homophobic language at our school and lack of empathy which...

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    • Dear Judith,
      I am amazed with your post, “Becoming an Upstander,” because of how much passion and effort you seem to have put in this campaign. One sentence that really stood out to be was: “recognize your privilege.” From my experience, I have learned that people often forget that they have this immense privilege of being able to create change, which gets in the way when we are actually trying to put forth a movement. I find your post very inspiring as it is not often, in any of the schools I have gone to, that people have the courage to start a campaign, especially when the majority of the students are against it as you said. I see a very bright future for your movement, and I hope that you can change the mindset of those students who lack empathy and use offensive language towards the LGBTQ community. Starting a campaign with two people in front of an entire school is an accomplishment in itself. My teammates and I are also starting a campaign in regards to the LGBTQ community and their rights in the healthcare system so if you ever wanna check it out here’s the link:https://lgbtqhealthcare.home.blog/. Thank you for writing and I look forward to seeing what you will write next!

  • Dear Olivia,
    Thank you for your comment!
    One way you can help the LGBTQ+ community safe is to just provide space for them! The LGBTQ+ community is often silenced so something you can do is encourage others to step down, and let others talk for a change. Also, the best way you can be an ally to someone is to ask them what a good ally to them…Read More

  • Dear Sergio,
    Thank you for your comment!
    I am happy that the letter was that important to you. Like you stated, our goal was to give voice to those underrepresented so hopefully this letter encouraged you to do the same! If you would like to learn ways to do so, please feel free to contact @everythingrainbowoakland_ on instagram!

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    April 26th, 2019,

    Dear Middle Schoolers:

    We are writing to you because as high schoolers, we understand how difficult and sometimes overwhelming it can be to be our authentic selves at school. School is one

    Are You an Ally to the LGBTQ Community?

    April 26th, 2019, Dear Middle Schoolers: We are writing to you because as high schoolers, we understand how difficult and sometimes overwhelming it can be to be our authentic selves at school. School is one of the main places we grow...

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    • How can middle schoolers make members of the LGBTQ+ community feel welcome through their every day actions? In what ways can I show that I am supportive of all genders and sexualities without being part of a specific organization. I want to help make people feel comfortable. It almost feels like the things proposed in this piece are targeted towards older people, but younger people should not need to be part of an organization. What are some things I can take part in?

      • Dear Olivia,
        Thank you for your comment!
        One way you can help the LGBTQ+ community safe is to just provide space for them! The LGBTQ+ community is often silenced so something you can do is encourage others to step down, and let others talk for a change. Also, the best way you can be an ally to someone is to ask them what a good ally to them means. Everyone needs different type of support and others, might not want it at all. It’s better to ask than assume! However, it is not there job to educate you. There’s always lots of room to grow and ways to learn. Also, GSA isn’t necessarily an organization. It is a student led club that can provide emotional support, start discussions and organize school events. Does your school have a GSA? If it doesn’t, maybe YOU’LL be the one to start it. If you are more intereseted in creating a GSA for your school or want to know more, visit the GSA network or just leave a comment here. Or, you can also contact us on our instagram @everythingrainbowoakland_

        Good job being an ally!

    • Dear Sergio,
      Thank you for your comment!
      I am happy that the letter was that important to you. Like you stated, our goal was to give voice to those underrepresented so hopefully this letter encouraged you to do the same! If you would like to learn ways to do so, please feel free to contact @everythingrainbowoakland_ on instagram!

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    Judith commented on the post, Life Goes On

    Dear Gaby,
    I am motivated by your poem, “Life Goes On” because life really does go on and honestly, sometimes I forget that. Your poem felt like a small wake up call which was really cool because it shows how impactful poetry is. To me the main message of your poem is that we should be doing more because life is going to go on so it’s impor…Read More

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    Judith commented on the post, Life Goes On

    Dear Gaby,:
    I am motivated by your poem, “<Life Goes On” because life really does go on and honestly, sometimes I forget that. Your poem felt like a small wake up call which was really cool because it shows how impactful poetry is. To me the main message of your poem is that we should be doing more because life is going to go on so it’s impor…Read More

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    Judith commented on the post, Life Goes On

    Dear Gaby,:
    I am motivated by your poem, “<Life Goes On” because life really does go on and honestly, sometimes I forget that. Your poem felt like a small wake up call which was really cool because it shows how impactful poetry is. To me the main message of your poem is that we should be doing more because life is going to go on so it’s impor…Read More

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    Judith commented on the post, Hurricane Michael

    Dear Katelyn Nguyen,
    I am enlightened by your poem, “Hurricane Michael” because I didn’t know much about this hurricane and its impact before. It was sad learning about how the community was destroyed by this event but also helpful because I now know about it and can inform others. To me, the main message of your poem is that hurricane Micha…Read More

  • Hi Erica,

    Thank you for reading and replying to my blog!

    I believe that by talking about identities and their intersectionality in general, a space is created to recognize how sexuality and gender expression can be included because we discuss how our identities can be impacted/harmed. However, our Ethnic Studies class isn’t focused on only…Read More

  • Dear Frank,

    Thank you for reading and replying to my blog!
    I am happy you agree with what I wrote but I was wondering if you have any questions about my statements or would like to know more. There was a lot I learned in my interviews so feel free to ask about anything:).

    A question I have for you is when you wrote, “In order for…Read More

  • Dear Mikayla,
    Thank you for reading and replying to my poem! A line that stood out to me was when you talked about the connection you made with my poem and a movie you saw. What movie is that? Why did it connect to my poem? Did it connect in a good way?

    Thanks!
    Judith

      • Dear Calvin,
        Thank you reading and replying to my poem!:) I wanted to adress what you meant when you wrote “…it made me think about how we really have this problem in the world right now”. Can you elaborate on what problem you are talking about. Also, a line that stood out to me in your reply is when you wrote “…because they don’t see some…

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      • Dear Jessica,
        Thank you for reading and replying to my poem! The part of your comment that stood out to me was when you wrote “This stood out to me because I think it really brings out your topic”. Can you ellaborate on what you mean by that? Also, do you think those lines mean anything? If so can you explain because I’d like to know what others…

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      • Dear Victor,
        Thanks for reading and replying to my blog! I wanted to adress what you said when you wrote “…If they do that they can make everyone feel and especially the LGBTQ community”. I agree with you but I was wondering why you think that’s important? What do you think we should be doing in order for the LGBTQ community and everyone at…

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      • Dear Wendy,
        Thanks for reading and replying to my blog!:) I wanted to adress what you said when you wrote “I didn’t really think about this topic but you made it relevent…”. Why didn’t you think about it before? What can people be doing to make the topic more relevent? Look forward to hearing back!
        -Judith

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