I'm challenging myself to raise $6000 for Give OUT Day this year!
Since my 28th birthday is coming up, will you donate in honor of my birthday? I am making a personal donation of $500, and if I reach my goal, I will commit to donating $500 more. Help me by donating by 9PM PST today!
I am raising money for API Equality-LA in honor of the incredible mentors and leaders who have raised me through this organization. I am grateful and inspired by the queer women and femmes of color mentors, organizers, thinkers, and nurturers who came before me and I hope to follow in their visionary footsteps.
I am committing to donating $500 this year for Give OUT Day; if I meet my goal, then I will pledge another $500.
This year has been one of tremendous growth; as API Equality-LA has started exploring work on mental health, I have also been on my own mental health journey. Knowing that I can talk about my experiences with mental health at work, and that it is actually part of the work that I do now, has been incredibly powerful and healing.
It's been a little over a year since I started as API Equality-LA's Executive Director, and it has been inspiring and heartbreaking, energizing and exhausting, painful and healing, all at once. Here are some of the things I've learned so far:
-There are no shortcuts to buliding interpersonal relationships
-My personal vision is only as strong as our collective vision
-Working more does not mean working better
-Sometimes "good enough" is better than "perfect"
-Asking for help can be empowering for everyone involved
-Everyone has something to offer to the movement for collective liberation
I am inspired everyday to continue to fight for my API LGBTQ community because of the people I have met and worked with through API Equality-LA. Without all of the staff who came before me, the tireless and hardworking volunteers, and the many supportive community members who have built this organization into what it is, I would not be who I am today. Thank you for your support and I am so proud to be able to do this work with you.
This is my 6th year being part of API Equality-LA, so I would like to challenge myself and my community to help me raise $6000. Please help support a cause and organization that is nearest and dearest to my heart by donating today!