This is incredibly important. Thank you @alokvmenon for stressing the importance of safety during such tense times. Everyone please be safe ????????????
“cw: homophobic/racist threats
An urgent request! I have already started to receive dozens of these. Just a reminder that 70 million + people voted for trump and many of them are extremely angry right now. After every win there is substantial backlash (in person as well as digital attacks) especially against visible minorities (trans women & femmes / Muslim women in hijabs / Black people / disabled people, etc).
While there is certainly cause for celebration, don’t lose vigilance and make sure that everyone is safe! There is heightened risk of hate violence right now!
1) Please safety plan with your friends and communities in the upcoming weeks
2) Make sure especially to check-in with your trans women / trans femme friends who are navigating public space if they need support. We are often the most visible in public and the most forgotten during these moments.
3) Please remind people about the reality of hate violence (especially during times of celebration media under reports these incidents)”
thank you @vanjones for speaking your truth thru an open heart on national tv - transcending emotional boundaries that (especially) men usually place on themselves when speaking about something so powerful and inspiring. Today we allow tears.. tears of sadness for the lives lost this year.. and tears of joy for the change and hope that has taken over our country today
Our 46th president, @joebiden !!!!♥️???????????? I’ve been waiting to post this photo because I knew deep down you would be our next President. Today we celebrate the millions of Americans who overcame barriers to the ballot box, mobilized their communities and voted in record breaking numbers. This was OUR election and WE WON TOGETHER. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but today we will celebrate each other.
FACE BEAT BY ME (and hair and costume actually) I’m not in LA with access to a full glam squad like usual Halloween’s but then again this ain’t no usual Halloween!! Anyway - this is all me and I’m high key proud of myself ????????♀️????????♀️????❤️ HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND PLEASE BE SAFE THIS YEAR ????????????