by Sarah Rutledge Fischer (she/they) Dear Allie, My friend is in trouble, but none of our other friends see it. I don’t know what to
by Sarah Rutledge Fischer (she/they) Dear Allie, I feel like everywhere I turn someone is questioning their gender, exploring they/them pronouns, or changing their name.
To fail to actively include BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) in the conversation about LGBTQ+ issues is to perpetuate a culture that discounts not only the trauma and injuries of BIPOC in this country, but also their voices, accomplishments, and basic humanity.
Before you offer your brother financial assistance, take an honest look at your relationship. If you can, ask for perspective from someone who knows you both and won’t sugar coat things. A financial exchange between two people can change the balance of power in their relationship, and if power is already an issue, the results can be explosive.