A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”
It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”
It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)
By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.
And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.
This bracelet has been the most requested since I started GSTQ. It's an important reminder that bisexuality exists and that we crave for representation. It is not a phase, not something we have to prove and we don't have to choose a side (and of course all bi people also ride unicorns). Stay amazing folks ✨
I still think about how Silicon Valley is unwilling to invest in African startups unless they are run by white preferably American men. Twiga is the most glaring example where one of the co-founders was previously the head of Coca-Cola's West and Central Africa Business Units and the other is a dude named Grant.
I'm not exaggerating, his background is so un-noteworthy they had nothing to include in the article other than he was a Texan and where he went to school.
Seriously, why are men? >_<
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.