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North of Oblivion

By : May 18, 2020 Comments Off
How my depression led me to want to die and why it didn’t happen. Trigger warning: this article discusses depression, mental health and suicidal ideation. “I’m sorry, but I can’t do this anymore.” That was it.  That was the note.  It was 2005 and I’d decided my life wasn’t worth living. I was tired of being depressed, afraid to live in my truth and most of all feeling that no one would ever accept me or love me.  I was alone in the bathroom with a bottle of sleeping pills and cried.  To understand how I got here, we have to back up a bit. I’ve always been different. My family is full of big personalities but I was more reserved in comparison. They preferred attention grabbing activities and careers.
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A Green Rainbow for Our Time

By : September 27, 1980 Comments Off
Angelic Williams created an app called My Umbrella that tells LGBTQ people of color where to find welcoming businesses. It was inspired by The Green Book, which helped African Americans travel safely in Jim Crow America. Read the full article here.
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Building an inclusive tech ecosystem starts at the city level — Oakland is leading the #TechDoneRight way

By : September 27, 1980 Comments Off
The Kapor Center’s #TechDoneRight Day was more than just a series of events — it was the manifestation of an inclusive tech ecosystem in action — starting at the city level — zip code by zip code. The day seemed like a far-reaching goal 5 weeks ago when we started planning but it has been the culmination of the work being done over last three years at the Kapor Center, as we took the public position to make Oakland the home of Tech Done Right. Read the full article here.
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Lesbian.com: Enterprising Women

By : September 27, 1980 Comments Off
Is there anything we didn’t ask you about that you’d like to share with our readers?I want people to know that my goal is to bring a sense of community and comfort to those that need it most. I wish I had this growing up. It’s the struggles and trauma I experienced related to my orientation that gets me out of bed in the morning. So long as those memories persist, I will never stop fighting. Read the full interview here.
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