We are deeply troubled by the rise in bullying, hate crimes, and harassment since the election. Whether against women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, various religious groups, or different political perspectives, we’re all hurting. And we want you to know that we are with you. We at The Representation Project will continue to challenge the limiting narratives and cultural norms that prohibit us from realizing our full, human potential. We will continue to challenge toxic norms that discourage us from fully understanding one another, and that encourage violence in our schools, our communities, and our larger society. As we head into the new year, we want you all to know we’re not going anywhere. And that we need each other now more than ever. So, let’s build a world that is safe, nurturing, inspiring, and inclusive for all. Together as one.
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Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Representation Around the Web
“What I say to them is that people are complicated. Societies and cultures are really complicated. . . . This is not mathematics; this is biology and chemistry. These are living organisms, and it’s messy. And your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness and respect and understanding. And you should anticipate that at any given moment there’s going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront, or may be inside you and you have to vanquish. And it doesn’t stop. . . . You don’t get into a fetal position about it. You don’t start worrying about apocalypse. You say, O.K., where are the places where I can push to keep it moving forward.” – Barack Obama, via The New Yorker
- The Daily Beast: The GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on Steroids
- The Huffington Post: This 21-Year-Old Black Man Just Became Michigan’s Youngest State Rep
- The New York Times: A ‘Mansplaining’ Hotline? Yes, Actually, Sweden Has One
- NPR: Twitter Suspends Prominent Alt-Right Accounts
- The Players’ Tribune: We All Need to Do Better
- The Washington Post: Japanese American Internment is ‘Precedent’ for National Muslim Registry, Prominent Trump Backer Says
Jennifer Siebel Newsom speaking at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Image via Miss Representation‘s Instagram