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My Labor of Love Turns Five in August: Queer Women of Color Week 2011

Hey Everyone, I’ve been MIA because I’ve been buried neck-deep in QWOC Week 2011 planning. If you live in Boston (or near enough) and support my work then please forward on the information below to the appropriate outlets. It’s been…

NEW PROJECT: Interview Series Featuring LGBT Human Rights Leaders around the World

The founder of QWOC+ Boston (Spectra, www.spectraspeaks.com) is interested in interviewing LGBT POC leaders in the US and Human Rights Activists around the world as part of a new project to share leadership stories and best practices. The project launches in February, and in solidarity with Black History Month, will feature interviews from Black LGBT Leaders across the country and the globe.

New Narratives, New Voices: Why I Hate the Word Diversity

But in my fight for “diversity”, I’ve often found myself pigeon-holed into choosing on one fight — the “people of color” fight — over others (sexism, immigration etc), and losing critical ground on those other fronts as a result.

My Life as a Professional Token

I was recently invited to a house party style networking event hosted by Fenway’s Development staff. For those of you who don’t know, I’m the founding director of Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston), a not-for-profit social networking…

Day Three of QWOC Week

I wonder how many times I can use the word “magical” in my blogs this week. I really can’t think of any other way to describe the past few days. In fact, I’m checking an online thesaurus right now… Main…

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