I know there are people in the world who are facing much worse things then a cancelled event. I get that, but oh... every time I feel like we are starting to move forward, something else happens.
We have decided to postpone our community engagement event. We hope to pick up again after Easter, but we will see where the world is at at that time. I have heard it could be Christmas before things change.
In the mean time, things to think about...
What are we doing for our most vulnerable people during this time? If people were already feeling depressed and anxious imagine what this extra burden feels like to them.
Parents, please just love your kids and keep them safe. Does it really matter who they love or what they look like? When you were pregnant did you wish for a boy or a girl, or a straight child? No, you wished for a healthy happy baby. Wish that for your child now.
Now is when the world needs to come together in love. Help your neighbour, all those around you, to make it through this pandemic.
Make sure that you check on those people in your life. Call them, video chat them, check and make sure the people you love and care for are doing ok.
Start, Stop and Start again
The journey of building a non-profit. It is a long slow road.
I have been working towards this for 2 years now and things get in the way, I started a business at the same time so that definitely got in the way, but this is too important and it needs a platform.
So, we started and built a board, unfortunately due to the amount of work and the lack of my time we lost most of that board. Now we build again, just a few of us left. But, we are the dedicated few and we now have the support and help of a community strategist. We will get this done.
We are hosting our first Community Engagement Session to see how best we can get this done. We are looking for people from every background. Ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic, gender, identity, age, you name it we want the diversity.
We want to hear from people how we can best help our youth. Our initial thought was the sharing of stories, whether it be written word or spoken. Share with our LGBT+ youth so they know they are not alone, but it is so much bigger then that and we need everyone's input to figure that out.
Step one ask for input and ask for help.
Founder of Queer Voicez
Our goal is to eradicate LGBT+ youth suicide. How will you help?