For this February: May we not only celebrate and honour Black histories, but may we invest in Black futures also. For this Valentine’s day, may we give back, may we gift each other the flowers that we deserve, and may we love deeper in solidarity. For all of this month and beyond, let us continue to seed for change through care, as mutual-aid is indeed harm reduction in a world where it feels like there’s not enough love to live. Black folks in our communities deserve rest, justice, and recovery. We will not celebrate resilience without resistance to systematic violence. We shall remember to care for, invest in, and heartfully cherish Black presence, in all timelines and beyond, as we love towards a future that we all deserve.
Check out these upcoming events (Feb 24 & Feb 28) at NIA Centre for the Arts, a Toronto org that supports & showcases Black artists and artwork.
2 GoFundMes to Support & Share:
Justice for Moses Erhirhie
Care for Our Queer & Trans Black Friend
Black Trans Couple’s Affirmation & Survival Fund
Myles’ Gender Affirming Procedure Fund
Therapy Fund: Black, trans, ND & traumatized
Help My Mom and Her Fight against Cancer
In Memory of D’Andre A. Campbell
Written and compiled by Leon Tsai, a Trip! Peer