Colorlines Editor Kai Wright told readers earlier this month that he wants to celebrate love more at Colorlines. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it’s in response to the recent barrage of youth suicides.
Either way, I think it’s a fabulous idea. In Kai’s words:
There may be a long road ahead to justice, but surely it begins with everyone doing their best to love themselves and one another.
You can support this effort by sending in ideas for posts celebrating love. Instructions here.
In the latest celebrating love post, Colorlines highlighted the incredible journey of Mia Mingus and Stacey Millburn, two queer disabled diasporic Korean women of color who are moving from their respective Southern homes to Berkeley California, to build a home and community together. Mia is a friend of mine and both Stacey and Mia are extremely well-respected activists and writers. They are documenting their journey on this blog, in letters to each other. Reading them is a beautiful experience in learning and I’m so grateful they are sharing their journey with the world.