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  • Kenya Crawford @kenyatherapy, M.A., Ed.M, LMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with people of color and LGBTQ people navigating traumas, depression, anxiety, and relationships both monogamous & consensual non-monogamy. As a Black queer woman, Kenya approaches her counseling from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens aimed towards creating a collaborative and authentic space to foster radical holistic healing for clients. ⁣
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In conjunction with her work as a therapist, Kenya serves as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at @teacherscollege @columbia. Kenya is also the co-founder of On The Mend, an array of healing courses specifically catered to people of color and LGBTQ folk. These courses provide powerful skills learned in therapy at a lower cost without the long wait! Learn more on IG: @onthemend.co ⁣

In addition to her clinical work, Kenya serves as a consultant on mental health, sexuality, gender, and Anti-Racist Diversity Equity and Inclusion, providing intersectional knowledge with agencies, schools, and corporations. By drawing on a practitioner, researcher, and advocate model, Kenya hopes to foster a space for dialogue, where people can learn, grow, and resist various forms of oppression. 

#blacklivesmatter #psychotherapy #mentalhealth #lgbtqhealth #antiracism #healthequity #antioppression #accessiblehealthcare #mentalhealthconsultant #diversityinhealthcare #advocacy #dialogue #womxnshealth #mentalhealthcounseling #licensedmentalhealthcounselor #holistichealth #intersectionality #cutieinterval
  • Kenya Crawford @kenyatherapy, M.A., Ed.M, LMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with people of color and LGBTQ people navigating traumas, depression, anxiety, and relationships both monogamous & consensual non-monogamy. As a Black queer woman, Kenya approaches her counseling from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens aimed towards creating a collaborative and authentic space to foster radical holistic healing for clients. ⁣

    In conjunction with her work as a therapist, Kenya serves as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at @teacherscollege @columbia. Kenya is also the co-founder of On The Mend, an array of healing courses specifically catered to people of color and LGBTQ folk. These courses provide powerful skills learned in therapy at a lower cost without the long wait! Learn more on IG: @onthemend.co

    In addition to her clinical work, Kenya serves as a consultant on mental health, sexuality, gender, and Anti-Racist Diversity Equity and Inclusion, providing intersectional knowledge with agencies, schools, and corporations. By drawing on a practitioner, researcher, and advocate model, Kenya hopes to foster a space for dialogue, where people can learn, grow, and resist various forms of oppression.

    #blacklivesmatter #psychotherapy #mentalhealth #lgbtqhealth #antiracism #healthequity #antioppression #accessiblehealthcare #mentalhealthconsultant #diversityinhealthcare #advocacy #dialogue #womxnshealth #mentalhealthcounseling #licensedmentalhealthcounselor #holistichealth #intersectionality #cutieinterval

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  • Come out and help protest the ban against hijabs in Belgium and so many other places in the world. It is our right to dress the way we choose and should not have to choose between getting a higher education and wearing a hijab. We will not stay silent as others constantly try to control how we dress. Follow @myhijabmyright for more information and join us at Berczky Park at 5PM on August 14th to speak out and let our voices be heard. OUR HIJAB. OUR RIGHT. OUR CHOICE. 
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#humanrights #activism #advocacy #womenempowerment #headscarf #hijab #religion #islam #muslim #protest #quebec #canada #change #toronto #ontario #peace #humanity #belgium #islamophobia #minorities #oppression #government #jagmeetsingh #feminism #feminist #girlpower #graphicdesign #art
  • Come out and help protest the ban against hijabs in Belgium and so many other places in the world. It is our right to dress the way we choose and should not have to choose between getting a higher education and wearing a hijab. We will not stay silent as others constantly try to control how we dress. Follow @myhijabmyright for more information and join us at Berczky Park at 5PM on August 14th to speak out and let our voices be heard. OUR HIJAB. OUR RIGHT. OUR CHOICE.
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    #humanrights #activism #advocacy #womenempowerment #headscarf #hijab #religion #islam #muslim #protest #quebec #canada #change #toronto #ontario #peace #humanity #belgium #islamophobia #minorities #oppression #government #jagmeetsingh #feminism #feminist #girlpower #graphicdesign #art

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  • My CASA wanted to find a room we could talk in alone but each time we found a place that felt safe, my mom started banging on the door making threats
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The suited woman would swing the door open, avoid eye contact with my mom & direct me to follow her to the next room. After many attempts to hide ourselves in various corners of the courthouse we found a place my mom would never find. The CASA promised me I could tell her the truth about what happened at home
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I sobbed as I told her about the abuse & drugs kept secret About the times I helped my mom check into the coping center after another suicide attempt or manic episode
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My CASA wrote down my words & thanked me for being brave. She turned the knob & opened the door. I was convinced this would be my way out. I was finally stepping out of the abuse but as my foot stepped outside of the door my CASA & I spotted my mom standing off to the side. My mom spat the word “trader” at me & signaled that she’d listened in the entire time
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My CASA threw her folder down declared that my case & mom were crazy, & she was out. “No one will take this case. This is crazy!” She stormed out of the courtroom. The court date was rescheduled
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Months later a new CASA came & said “I know what your last advocate said. But I am not going anywhere. Your mom will not scare me away You will not scare me away. I am here for you. I am here to stay.” I would spend over 4 more years in the foster care system & she spent those 4 years advocating for what was in my best interest
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She kept her promise & because of her advocacy I told myself I’d be an advocate like her. God has directed my path of advocacy in ways that make my heart soar & my CASA paved the way. She gave me the words to be a voice & a vision to speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves
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If you’re a CASA or not, you have the power to be an example & pave the way by showing vulnerable people what it looks like to stand up for themselves, for others & for what is right We don’t have to have the title of advocate to be one. We don’t have to have a diploma to set an example We don’t have to go through a training to keep a promise. We are advocates right here, right now.
  • My CASA wanted to find a room we could talk in alone but each time we found a place that felt safe, my mom started banging on the door making threats
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    The suited woman would swing the door open, avoid eye contact with my mom & direct me to follow her to the next room. After many attempts to hide ourselves in various corners of the courthouse we found a place my mom would never find. The CASA promised me I could tell her the truth about what happened at home
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    I sobbed as I told her about the abuse & drugs kept secret About the times I helped my mom check into the coping center after another suicide attempt or manic episode
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    My CASA wrote down my words & thanked me for being brave. She turned the knob & opened the door. I was convinced this would be my way out. I was finally stepping out of the abuse but as my foot stepped outside of the door my CASA & I spotted my mom standing off to the side. My mom spat the word “trader” at me & signaled that she’d listened in the entire time
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    My CASA threw her folder down declared that my case & mom were crazy, & she was out. “No one will take this case. This is crazy!” She stormed out of the courtroom. The court date was rescheduled
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    Months later a new CASA came & said “I know what your last advocate said. But I am not going anywhere. Your mom will not scare me away You will not scare me away. I am here for you. I am here to stay.” I would spend over 4 more years in the foster care system & she spent those 4 years advocating for what was in my best interest
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    She kept her promise & because of her advocacy I told myself I’d be an advocate like her. God has directed my path of advocacy in ways that make my heart soar & my CASA paved the way. She gave me the words to be a voice & a vision to speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves
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    If you’re a CASA or not, you have the power to be an example & pave the way by showing vulnerable people what it looks like to stand up for themselves, for others & for what is right We don’t have to have the title of advocate to be one. We don’t have to have a diploma to set an example We don’t have to go through a training to keep a promise. We are advocates right here, right now.

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  • There's 6 more days until the protest where we will be speaking up about the ban on hijabs in not only Belgian universities but in so many other areas of the world as well. We want the world to be known it is our choice and our right!! Join us in Berczy Park at 5PM on August 14th and spread the message to your friends and family! 
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#humanrights #activism #advocacy #womenempowerment #headscarf #hijab #religion #islam #muslim #protest #quebec #canada #change #toronto #ontario #peace #humanity #belgium #islamophobia #minorities #oppression #government #jagmeetsingh #feminism #feminist #girlpower
  • There's 6 more days until the protest where we will be speaking up about the ban on hijabs in not only Belgian universities but in so many other areas of the world as well. We want the world to be known it is our choice and our right!! Join us in Berczy Park at 5PM on August 14th and spread the message to your friends and family!
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    #humanrights #activism #advocacy #womenempowerment #headscarf #hijab #religion #islam #muslim #protest #quebec #canada #change #toronto #ontario #peace #humanity #belgium #islamophobia #minorities #oppression #government #jagmeetsingh #feminism #feminist #girlpower

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  • Southern Kaduna Dey cry!😭😢😢😢 na who bad pass? You wey Dey look no wan talk abi na di people wey Dey do the killings??? 
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Help put a stop to the incessant killings NOW!!! 

#southernkadunalivesmatter #southernkaduna #SK #artspeaks #art #mural #garffiti #banksy 
#genocide #advocacy #peacefulprotest #protest #humanrights #artspeaks #art #mural #painting #graffiti #speakup #artforpeace #southernkadunagenocide #southernkadunamassacre #foreignpolicy #unitednations
  • Southern Kaduna Dey cry!😭😢😢😢 na who bad pass? You wey Dey look no wan talk abi na di people wey Dey do the killings???
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    Help put a stop to the incessant killings NOW!!!

    #southernkadunalivesmatter #southernkaduna #SK #artspeaks #art #mural #garffiti #banksy
    #genocide #advocacy #peacefulprotest #protest #humanrights #artspeaks #art #mural #painting #graffiti #speakup #artforpeace #southernkadunagenocide #southernkadunamassacre #foreignpolicy #unitednations

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  • 📸: @onelifecollective⁠
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✨ don't forget to click the link in our bio ✨
  • 📸: @onelifecollective

    ✨ don't forget to click the link in our bio ✨

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  • our future is as bright as our faith.
  • our future is as bright as our faith.

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  • Advocacy. Speak up for what you believe in. Speak up for marginalized people. Speak up for the oppressed and those who don't have the platform you have. Advocacy involves enabling others to find their own voice and is the power to change "what is" to "what should be". Speak up when you see something. We are stronger together.
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#timessquare #advocacy #belief #positivity #fitness #fitspo #nyc #ny #athlete #athleisure #peloton #rumble #fashion #fitfam #mask #care #change #city #photography #voice #platform #vocal #stronger #together #ocr #musician #travel #motivation #speakup  #speakout
  • Advocacy. Speak up for what you believe in. Speak up for marginalized people. Speak up for the oppressed and those who don't have the platform you have. Advocacy involves enabling others to find their own voice and is the power to change "what is" to "what should be". Speak up when you see something. We are stronger together.
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    #timessquare #advocacy #belief #positivity #fitness #fitspo #nyc #ny #athlete #athleisure #peloton #rumble #fashion #fitfam #mask #care #change #city #photography #voice #platform #vocal #stronger #together #ocr #musician #travel #motivation #speakup #speakout

  •  25  1  28 minutes ago
  • The day of the protest is fast approaching! Join us on the 14th at 5PM in Berczy Park to express our voices and let it be known it's our hijab, our right, and our choice!!!
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#humanrights #activism #advocacy #womenempowerment #headscarf #hijab #religion #islam #muslim #protest #quebec #canada #change #toronto #ontario #peace #humanity #belgium #islamophobia #minorities #oppression #government #jagmeetsingh #feminism #feminist #girlpower
  • The day of the protest is fast approaching! Join us on the 14th at 5PM in Berczy Park to express our voices and let it be known it's our hijab, our right, and our choice!!!
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    #humanrights #activism #advocacy #womenempowerment #headscarf #hijab #religion #islam #muslim #protest #quebec #canada #change #toronto #ontario #peace #humanity #belgium #islamophobia #minorities #oppression #government #jagmeetsingh #feminism #feminist #girlpower

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  • 📢⚡️Did you hear the news? ⚡️📢 

The LEADERS IN BEAUTY have declared Beautycounter the LEADERS IN CLEAN and have asked us to partner with them for a limited time to spread our mission of getting safe products into the hands of everyone. 
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Turns out Sephora has been watching us since the very beginning.  They have been blown away by our safe, high performing products, our advocacy work and our network of consultants.  This is the FIRST TIME Sephora has ever done a pop-up partnership like this. 
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What does this mean for Beautycounter? Linking arms with Sephora shuts down any nay-sayers and confirms WE HAVE ARRIVED...We. Are. Here. And we aren’t going anywhere (except Washington DC to fight for better health protective laws 😉)
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In case you aren’t aware, here’s what we are all about:

💙FORMULATE: We focus on performance, safety & innovation. We believe in transparency and have a Never List w/ 1800+ ingredients that we are committed to never using.

💙EDUCATE: We teach others about the need for safer products and how to avoid harmful ingredients.

💙ADVOCATE: We work hard for better health protective laws urging the government to pass laws to better regulate the personal care industry.

WE ARE BEAUTYCOUNTER and we are PROUD to have SEPHORA by our side 💙🖤

Who wants more info on how to JOIN THE MOVEMENT or SWITCH TO SAFER to start a clean beauty routine? Just message me and I can help (and 1st time clients get 20% OFF!!)

#beautycounter #leadersinclean #sephora #partnership  #becounter #betterbeauty #takethejob #advocacy #jointhemovement #education #beautyshouldbegoodforyou #cleanliving #sidehustle #beautycounterxsephora #everyonemeanseveryone
  • 📢⚡️Did you hear the news? ⚡️📢

    The LEADERS IN BEAUTY have declared Beautycounter the LEADERS IN CLEAN and have asked us to partner with them for a limited time to spread our mission of getting safe products into the hands of everyone.
    ____.
    Turns out Sephora has been watching us since the very beginning. They have been blown away by our safe, high performing products, our advocacy work and our network of consultants. This is the FIRST TIME Sephora has ever done a pop-up partnership like this.
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    What does this mean for Beautycounter? Linking arms with Sephora shuts down any nay-sayers and confirms WE HAVE ARRIVED...We. Are. Here. And we aren’t going anywhere (except Washington DC to fight for better health protective laws 😉)
    ____
    In case you aren’t aware, here’s what we are all about:

    💙FORMULATE: We focus on performance, safety & innovation. We believe in transparency and have a Never List w/ 1800+ ingredients that we are committed to never using.

    💙EDUCATE: We teach others about the need for safer products and how to avoid harmful ingredients.

    💙ADVOCATE: We work hard for better health protective laws urging the government to pass laws to better regulate the personal care industry.

    WE ARE BEAUTYCOUNTER and we are PROUD to have SEPHORA by our side 💙🖤

    Who wants more info on how to JOIN THE MOVEMENT or SWITCH TO SAFER to start a clean beauty routine? Just message me and I can help (and 1st time clients get 20% OFF!!)

    #beautycounter #leadersinclean #sephora #partnership #becounter #betterbeauty #takethejob #advocacy #jointhemovement #education #beautyshouldbegoodforyou #cleanliving #sidehustle #beautycounterxsephora #everyonemeanseveryone

  •  2  0  35 minutes ago
  • Stereotypes are racist as they summarize a whole culture, nation or ethic by perceived attitudes and behaviors. Thus taking away human complexity and dimensionality. If these oversimplified images are repeated leads to these false hoods being taken as reality.  Then these false images begin to have impact in real life on the people who they’ve produced of. Then it leads to stigma and social discrimination wether it be black, Arab or Hispanic people. Stereotypes ultimately do harm and increase discrimination and racism. 
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#blackwomenmatter #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #racialjustice #racismisreal #injustice #2020summer #youthactivism #humanrightsactivist #july2020 #zurich🇨🇭#schweiz🇨🇭 #standup4humanrights #stopracism #policebrutalityawareness #stopkillingus #blmmovement #allblacklivesmatter #movementnotamoment #racisminamerica #advocacy #equalitycantwait #equalityforall #antiracism #justiceforahmaud #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforblacklives
  • Stereotypes are racist as they summarize a whole culture, nation or ethic by perceived attitudes and behaviors. Thus taking away human complexity and dimensionality. If these oversimplified images are repeated leads to these false hoods being taken as reality. Then these false images begin to have impact in real life on the people who they’ve produced of. Then it leads to stigma and social discrimination wether it be black, Arab or Hispanic people. Stereotypes ultimately do harm and increase discrimination and racism.
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    #blackwomenmatter #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #racialjustice #racismisreal #injustice #2020summer #youthactivism #humanrightsactivist #july2020 #zurich🇨🇭#schweiz🇨🇭 #standup4humanrights #stopracism #policebrutalityawareness #stopkillingus #blmmovement #allblacklivesmatter #movementnotamoment #racisminamerica #advocacy #equalitycantwait #equalityforall #antiracism #justiceforahmaud #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforblacklives

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  • 🏳️‍🌈🎬The SVTV Network; Amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ Community in digital media and beyond! 🎬
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Be sure to download the SVTV Network’s mobile apps iOS and Android. You can also find us on Roku, Apple TV, FireTV and more.
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Reaching over 200 million homes and over 39 countries around the globe!
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SUBSCRIBE TODAY to watch and listen to  your new favorite shows, movies, music, podcasts, documentaries, series.
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#svtvnetwork #strongvoices #lgbt #lgbtq #digitalmedia #apps #ott #avod #streaming #roku #appletv #advocacy #android #ios #technology
  • 🏳️‍🌈🎬The SVTV Network; Amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ Community in digital media and beyond! 🎬
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    Be sure to download the SVTV Network’s mobile apps iOS and Android. You can also find us on Roku, Apple TV, FireTV and more.
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    Reaching over 200 million homes and over 39 countries around the globe!
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    SUBSCRIBE TODAY to watch and listen to your new favorite shows, movies, music, podcasts, documentaries, series.
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    Www.svtvnetwork.com
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    #svtvnetwork #strongvoices #lgbt #lgbtq #digitalmedia #apps #ott #avod #streaming #roku #appletv #advocacy #android #ios #technology

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  • On Friday I ran 21 miles around this lake - Snowbank Lake. Most of the trail winds through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This is my 2nd in the “Snowbank Series.”

A fun side thing is this is my 3rd #FKT or “Fastest Known Time” while running through these wilderness trails. My Kek FKT has since been bested and that’s one of my goals - bringing knowledge of these trails for others to enjoy:

Trail Runners - the Boundary Waters is open for you! Northern Minnesota has the best trails in the upper midwest (Fact). Rocks, roots, boulders, marsh, rivers, beaver dams…nothing like it! Minnesota isn’t known for vert but these trails are a constant grind of up and down up and down over the billion year old granite that forms the terrain- there’s plenty of elevation gain to challenge the most seasoned runners.

This unparalleled lakeland canoe country is also home to over 200 miles of serious back country wilderness trails. I’m going to run most all of them this year in the hopes we can spread the awareness that these could be destroyed forever.

America’s most toxic industry is threatening America’s most visited Wilderness and TRAIL RUNNERS - The Boundary Waters needs you! We love and value vast expanses of protected public lands to run across. It’s part of who we are and ingrained in our psyche and physical selves. The Boundary Waters is threatened by a proposed massive sulfide-ore copper mine directly adjacent to the Wildnerness and in the watershed. All pollution will flow through the heart of the Boundary Waters, also into Voyageurs National Park, AND into the Canadian Quetico Provincial Park.

Help us stand up to this threat by signing the petition.

(linked in my bio 👆)

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#wilderness #bwca #boundarywaters #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #trailrunner #advocacy #keepitwild #keepitpublic #peace #nature #paddle #running #backcountry #trail #publiclands #keepitwild #capturemn #onlyinmn #minnesota #thenorth #canoecountry #optoutside #trailrunning #longrun #trails #america #canada #fkt #runningforthebwca 

@savethebwca @patagoniatrailrunning @runnersforpubliclands @fastestknowntime
  • On Friday I ran 21 miles around this lake - Snowbank Lake. Most of the trail winds through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This is my 2nd in the “Snowbank Series.”

    A fun side thing is this is my 3rd #FKT or “Fastest Known Time” while running through these wilderness trails. My Kek FKT has since been bested and that’s one of my goals - bringing knowledge of these trails for others to enjoy:

    Trail Runners - the Boundary Waters is open for you! Northern Minnesota has the best trails in the upper midwest (Fact). Rocks, roots, boulders, marsh, rivers, beaver dams…nothing like it! Minnesota isn’t known for vert but these trails are a constant grind of up and down up and down over the billion year old granite that forms the terrain- there’s plenty of elevation gain to challenge the most seasoned runners.

    This unparalleled lakeland canoe country is also home to over 200 miles of serious back country wilderness trails. I’m going to run most all of them this year in the hopes we can spread the awareness that these could be destroyed forever.

    America’s most toxic industry is threatening America’s most visited Wilderness and TRAIL RUNNERS - The Boundary Waters needs you! We love and value vast expanses of protected public lands to run across. It’s part of who we are and ingrained in our psyche and physical selves. The Boundary Waters is threatened by a proposed massive sulfide-ore copper mine directly adjacent to the Wildnerness and in the watershed. All pollution will flow through the heart of the Boundary Waters, also into Voyageurs National Park, AND into the Canadian Quetico Provincial Park.

    Help us stand up to this threat by signing the petition.

    (linked in my bio 👆)

    🏃‍♂️🏕🛶⛰🌲🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♂️
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    #wilderness #bwca #boundarywaters #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #trailrunner #advocacy #keepitwild #keepitpublic #peace #nature #paddle #running #backcountry #trail #publiclands #keepitwild #capturemn #onlyinmn #minnesota #thenorth #canoecountry #optoutside #trailrunning #longrun #trails #america #canada #fkt #runningforthebwca

    @savethebwca @patagoniatrailrunning @runnersforpubliclands @fastestknowntime

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  • “YoU JuST NEed tO DrINk WaTeR” 🙃🙃
  • “YoU JuST NEed tO DrINk WaTeR” 🙃🙃

  •  9  2  1 hour ago
  • Remember, as a society, we hold power in these decisions, milestones, standards, tests, expectations, etc that we have for children. Yes, there is an educational culture of supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, competition, etc that has been the norm. This is the time to relinquish that power. Undo/unlearn the whole system and rebuild. This system has never worked for marginalized students. This is the perfect year. 

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#Parents/#educators, considering the CDC guidelines have been fluctuating depending on political pressure, this should be a good resource for you to reference in regards to physical distancing aka #socialdistancing in schools. #Advocate! 

According to the AAP, “The purpose of this guidance is to support education, public health, local leadership, and pediatricians collaborating with schools in creating policies for school re-entry that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.” 

Resource: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School. American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated 06/25/2020. Retrieved from: aap.org

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#parenteducator #educator
#homeschool #momblogger #parenting #marginalized #antiracist #schoolcounseling #privileged #schoolcounselorsofinstagram #schoolcounselor #counselor #mentalhealth #equity #socialjustice #advocacy #covid19 #culturalcompetency #teachersofinstagram #socialemotionallearning #charactereducation
  • Remember, as a society, we hold power in these decisions, milestones, standards, tests, expectations, etc that we have for children. Yes, there is an educational culture of supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, competition, etc that has been the norm. This is the time to relinquish that power. Undo/unlearn the whole system and rebuild. This system has never worked for marginalized students. This is the perfect year.

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    #Parents/ #educators, considering the CDC guidelines have been fluctuating depending on political pressure, this should be a good resource for you to reference in regards to physical distancing aka #socialdistancing in schools. #Advocate!

    According to the AAP, “The purpose of this guidance is to support education, public health, local leadership, and pediatricians collaborating with schools in creating policies for school re-entry that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.”

    Resource: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School. American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated 06/25/2020. Retrieved from: aap.org

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    #parenteducator #educator
    #homeschool #momblogger #parenting #marginalized #antiracist #schoolcounseling #privileged #schoolcounselorsofinstagram #schoolcounselor #counselor #mentalhealth #equity #socialjustice #advocacy #covid19 #culturalcompetency #teachersofinstagram #socialemotionallearning #charactereducation

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  • I was jamming out by myself in the car last week, and I was having trouble identifying a song that was playing on the radio.⠀
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It ended up being a song that I had listened to countless times before. It got me thinking about how I personally hear and listen to music. I can only speak for myself on this one, because other people with different levels of hearing loss probably have their own experiences.⠀
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Check out my experience of hearing and listening to music in my latest blog post. You can check it out in the link in my bio!⠀
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How are your experiences when it comes to music? Share them in the comments below! ⠀
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  • I was jamming out by myself in the car last week, and I was having trouble identifying a song that was playing on the radio.⠀

    It ended up being a song that I had listened to countless times before. It got me thinking about how I personally hear and listen to music. I can only speak for myself on this one, because other people with different levels of hearing loss probably have their own experiences.⠀

    Check out my experience of hearing and listening to music in my latest blog post. You can check it out in the link in my bio!⠀

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  •  26  2  1 hour ago
  • ⁣this year just does not seem to want to let up.⠀
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but i refuse to let what’s going on around me undo all the work i’ve done on the inside of me or blur my vision.⠀
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i lost loved ones but didn’t lose their love.⠀
i lost opportunities and created new ones.⠀
i had to accept some hard truths that made me stronger.⠀
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i don’t care what has happened over the last 8 months, this can still be your year.⠀
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this can be your year to heal, grow, create, shift, pivot, refresh, re-emerge, reimagine, let go, breakthrough, and thrive.⠀
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love isn’t lost.⠀
doors can still open.⠀
god is still working.⠀
you can still win.⠀
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save and share 🖤⠀
  • ⁣this year just does not seem to want to let up.⠀

    but i refuse to let what’s going on around me undo all the work i’ve done on the inside of me or blur my vision.⠀

    i lost loved ones but didn’t lose their love.⠀
    i lost opportunities and created new ones.⠀
    i had to accept some hard truths that made me stronger.⠀

    i don’t care what has happened over the last 8 months, this can still be your year.⠀

    this can be your year to heal, grow, create, shift, pivot, refresh, re-emerge, reimagine, let go, breakthrough, and thrive.⠀

    love isn’t lost.⠀
    doors can still open.⠀
    god is still working.⠀
    you can still win.⠀

    save and share 🖤⠀

  •  72  18  1 hour ago

Top #advocacy Posts

  • My brother @m.d.luis sent this to me earlier. I thought it was very powerful! I’m a straight man and I’ve slept in the same bed with my gay and straight homeboys before. Surprising as this may be, a bed is often times more comfortable than the damn floor. We been at conferences and on trips and needless to say, my homeboys always look out for me. It’s funny bc I don’t really understand what sexuality has to do with sleeping in the same bed, but I also get that we live in a heteronormative and thus, homophobic world. I also understand that sexuality and homophobia is differently nuanced as it pertains to men and men of color. I appreciate these brothers for sharing their story @eyeofscottie @jonjuan__ ✊🏽
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#Woke #wokeaf #wokewednesdays #alphaphialpha #peopleofcolor #activism #deltasigmatheta #blacklivesmatter #tea #racist #latino #latina #studentaffairs #latinx #alphakappaalpha #kappaalphapsi #phibetasigma #zetaphibeta #racism #staywoke #poc #advocacy #omegapsiphi #metoo #immigration #blm #sigmagammarho #iotaphitheta #divinenine
  • My brother @m.d.luis sent this to me earlier. I thought it was very powerful! I’m a straight man and I’ve slept in the same bed with my gay and straight homeboys before. Surprising as this may be, a bed is often times more comfortable than the damn floor. We been at conferences and on trips and needless to say, my homeboys always look out for me. It’s funny bc I don’t really understand what sexuality has to do with sleeping in the same bed, but I also get that we live in a heteronormative and thus, homophobic world. I also understand that sexuality and homophobia is differently nuanced as it pertains to men and men of color. I appreciate these brothers for sharing their story @eyeofscottie @jonjuan__ ✊🏽


    #Woke #wokeaf #wokewednesdays #alphaphialpha #peopleofcolor #activism #deltasigmatheta #blacklivesmatter #tea #racist #latino #latina #studentaffairs #latinx #alphakappaalpha #kappaalphapsi #phibetasigma #zetaphibeta #racism #staywoke #poc #advocacy #omegapsiphi #metoo #immigration #blm #sigmagammarho #iotaphitheta #divinenine

  •  4,990  91  7 August, 2020
  • This is a pic from awhile ago (I’m home from the hospital finally!) 
I wanna talk about chronic pain for this post. As most of you know I’ve been in and out of the hospital for a little while due to really bad kidney pain, a absurd amount of kidney stones and low kidney function. 
If your not familiar with hospitals, doctors and nurses are always asking me what my pain is on a scale from 1 to 10 and that can be complicated for me. I live every single day in some kind of pain, most of the time it feels normal unless it’s more severe. I could almost guarantee if me and a able bodied person had the same injury our pain scale would be very different. What might be a 10 to someone who doesn’t often deal with pain would be like a 5 for me! All my years of pain I have never said a 10 my highest pain level has been a 8 maybe cause I down play my symptoms or I just think some amount of pain is completely normal. Either way it makes it harder in the hospital because I can look completely normal but be in excruciating pain and I’ve had lots of doctors think it’s not that bad cause I’m not screaming. I even had my surgeon tell me he couldn’t believe I looked so “good” after surgery but looks can be deceiving. During my admission in Nashville my pain was not well Managed at all. I deal with chronic pain from EDS and the way my body doesn’t process calcium on the daily, I told my doctors the pain I was having was not muscle pain and I was pretty sure it was my kidneys. They of course brushed it off like I didn’t know what I was talking about. They wanted me to see a physical therapist and pain clinic which I already do for my chronic pain but I know the difference! I wish doctors understood how different these things are for chronically ill patients! So I’ll continue to do my part by sharing my experience and maybe even educating doctors as I go! 🎗

#chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainawareness #chronicpainsucks #chronicpainlife #eds #pots #sbs #shortgut #volvulus #mcas #hospital #hospitallife #awareness #advocacy #raredisease #disabled #disabledandcute #disabledkids #babewithamobilityaid #differentaidsfordifferentdays
  • This is a pic from awhile ago (I’m home from the hospital finally!)
    I wanna talk about chronic pain for this post. As most of you know I’ve been in and out of the hospital for a little while due to really bad kidney pain, a absurd amount of kidney stones and low kidney function.
    If your not familiar with hospitals, doctors and nurses are always asking me what my pain is on a scale from 1 to 10 and that can be complicated for me. I live every single day in some kind of pain, most of the time it feels normal unless it’s more severe. I could almost guarantee if me and a able bodied person had the same injury our pain scale would be very different. What might be a 10 to someone who doesn’t often deal with pain would be like a 5 for me! All my years of pain I have never said a 10 my highest pain level has been a 8 maybe cause I down play my symptoms or I just think some amount of pain is completely normal. Either way it makes it harder in the hospital because I can look completely normal but be in excruciating pain and I’ve had lots of doctors think it’s not that bad cause I’m not screaming. I even had my surgeon tell me he couldn’t believe I looked so “good” after surgery but looks can be deceiving. During my admission in Nashville my pain was not well Managed at all. I deal with chronic pain from EDS and the way my body doesn’t process calcium on the daily, I told my doctors the pain I was having was not muscle pain and I was pretty sure it was my kidneys. They of course brushed it off like I didn’t know what I was talking about. They wanted me to see a physical therapist and pain clinic which I already do for my chronic pain but I know the difference! I wish doctors understood how different these things are for chronically ill patients! So I’ll continue to do my part by sharing my experience and maybe even educating doctors as I go! 🎗

    #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainawareness #chronicpainsucks #chronicpainlife #eds #pots #sbs #shortgut #volvulus #mcas #hospital #hospitallife #awareness #advocacy #raredisease #disabled #disabledandcute #disabledkids #babewithamobilityaid #differentaidsfordifferentdays

  •  305  11  4 hours ago
  • Today we’re amplifying a few excerpts from a critical article worth reading in @theatlantic. It was written by Saida Grundy and published last week. Saida Grundy is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Boston University. We’ll also link the article in our stories. It gave us a lot to think about and hopefully this text inspires you to think deeply about the actions you’ve taken so far on your anti-racist journey and the real long-term impacts of those actions. What phase of the anti-racist funnel are you in now and how long have you remained in that phase?  
 
This is not to say that those anti-racist readings mentioned aren’t valid. They are absolutely valuable resources that people should be reading to learn and unlearn. To truly move towards a more just society, we need people who are also doing more than reading, listening, and learning (although these things are also important). Like we’ve previously mentioned, the advocacy and action piece is so important (and often overlooked). 
 
What will you do next month to do more than raising your consciousness and the consciousness of those around you? What specific actions will you take in your local community and workplace to create economic and legislative changes? Let us know in the comments! 
 
#ShareBlackStories #VoltedVoices #BLM #TheAtlantic #AntiRacistResources #consciousness #reading #listening #learning #action #advocacy #leadership #racism #SystemicRacism #AntiRacist #mindshift #TheAtlantic #IbramKendi #DEI #DiversityAndInclusion #allyship
  • Today we’re amplifying a few excerpts from a critical article worth reading in @theatlantic. It was written by Saida Grundy and published last week. Saida Grundy is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Boston University. We’ll also link the article in our stories. It gave us a lot to think about and hopefully this text inspires you to think deeply about the actions you’ve taken so far on your anti-racist journey and the real long-term impacts of those actions. What phase of the anti-racist funnel are you in now and how long have you remained in that phase?  

    This is not to say that those anti-racist readings mentioned aren’t valid. They are absolutely valuable resources that people should be reading to learn and unlearn. To truly move towards a more just society, we need people who are also doing more than reading, listening, and learning (although these things are also important). Like we’ve previously mentioned, the advocacy and action piece is so important (and often overlooked). 

    What will you do next month to do more than raising your consciousness and the consciousness of those around you? What specific actions will you take in your local community and workplace to create economic and legislative changes? Let us know in the comments! 

    #ShareBlackStories #VoltedVoices #BLM #TheAtlantic #AntiRacistResources #consciousness #reading #listening #learning #action #advocacy #leadership #racism #SystemicRacism #AntiRacist #mindshift #TheAtlantic #IbramKendi #DEI #DiversityAndInclusion #allyship

  •  22,874  33  30 July, 2020
  • ⁣...what people from your past should know.⠀
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...what people in your present should know. ⠀
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...what people in your future should know.⠀
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just tell everybody. 🌱⠀
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  • ⁣...what people from your past should know.⠀


    ...what people in your present should know. ⠀


    ...what people in your future should know.⠀


    just tell everybody. 🌱⠀


  •  1,382  31  8 August, 2020
  • ⁣hear this:⠀
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if they left⠀
if they decided to move on⠀
if the door closed⠀
if the offer was rescinded⠀
if your time is up⠀
if the relationship expired... ⠀
you have already been released.⠀
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what you are holding on to no longer exists.⠀
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i pray you release your hold.⠀
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comment “amen" if you receive this prayer.
  • ⁣hear this:⠀

    if they left⠀
    if they decided to move on⠀
    if the door closed⠀
    if the offer was rescinded⠀
    if your time is up⠀
    if the relationship expired... ⠀
    you have already been released.⠀

    what you are holding on to no longer exists.⠀

    i pray you release your hold.⠀

    comment “amen" if you receive this prayer.

  •  852  80  6 hours ago
  • | a d v o c a c y 
It can be perplexing to see plaster used prolifically in design yet not see acknowledgement about lime plaster as a material or talented plasterers as artisans.

As we continue to build more relationships with designers, our narrative will continue to emphasize the intersection between time-honed plastercraft as artisanship + lime as a brilliant eco-friendly architectural material. 

And, when we see bloggers and designers posting plaster on their feeds, we’ll gently ask, “😍Who is the plaster artisan?” #nametheartisan #namethematerial 

As a company made in the trenches of decades of plaster passion and craft, our advocacy voice is strong and our support unwavering for our easily overlooked trade.

Love the texture, depth, movement, and beautiful colors in this lime plaster image from plaster artisan, @swjj.projects with the @living_plasters team!👏🏽

#advocacy #stopexplotingplasterindesign #nametheartisan #namethematerial 
#bringnaturecloser #plaster #artisanplaster #limeplaster #limestrong #materials #minerals #mineralfinishes #beauty #naturalbuilding #plasterart #architecturalfinishes #ecofriendly #healthyhome #vocfree #craftsmanship #sustainablebuilding #interiordesign #modernhome #organichome #organicmodern #healthyinteriors #artisanship #handcrafted
  • | a d v o c a c y
    It can be perplexing to see plaster used prolifically in design yet not see acknowledgement about lime plaster as a material or talented plasterers as artisans.

    As we continue to build more relationships with designers, our narrative will continue to emphasize the intersection between time-honed plastercraft as artisanship + lime as a brilliant eco-friendly architectural material.

    And, when we see bloggers and designers posting plaster on their feeds, we’ll gently ask, “😍Who is the plaster artisan?” #nametheartisan #namethematerial

    As a company made in the trenches of decades of plaster passion and craft, our advocacy voice is strong and our support unwavering for our easily overlooked trade.

    Love the texture, depth, movement, and beautiful colors in this lime plaster image from plaster artisan, @swjj.projects with the @living_plasters team!👏🏽

    #advocacy #stopexplotingplasterindesign #nametheartisan #namethematerial
    #bringnaturecloser #plaster #artisanplaster #limeplaster #limestrong #materials #minerals #mineralfinishes #beauty #naturalbuilding #plasterart #architecturalfinishes #ecofriendly #healthyhome #vocfree #craftsmanship #sustainablebuilding #interiordesign #modernhome #organichome #organicmodern #healthyinteriors #artisanship #handcrafted

  •  170  15  6 August, 2020
  • What I like to see right here❗😊⁠
Follow @blk.thought for more blk news and blk history✊🏾
  • What I like to see right here❗😊⁠
    Follow @blk.thought for more blk news and blk history✊🏾

  •  8,668  112  6 August, 2020