July 2016, Alton Sterling, a 36-year-old black man, was shot dead at close range in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Multiple witnesses posted videos of the incident and eventually, police footage was released. I watched it in full. July 2016, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was pulled over and shot seven times in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. His partner, Diamond Reynolds, went to Facebook live and filmed the aftermath. I watched it in full. These incidents were days apart. I
You can come out Bitter, or you can come out better. Quarantine, amirite ladies...? *crickets....crickets.....* But for real, what a trip it has been! Never in my wildest dreams did I think this is how it would turn out either, but let us get into it kids! When quarantine first started, myself, like many others, may have had thoughts like: “I’m gonna come out of this a whole new person. I’m going to master the guitar and piano, train my dancing to a new level, and get SO FIT!
Hi Rainbow Cloud Chasers - Morgan here, with a PSA learning moment I had earlier this month: rather than yucking someone’s queer yum, discover a new flavor!
Last week I was chatting with up and coming change maker of the LGBTQIA+ community. They asked who my queer hero was growing up, and how they affected who I am today. I thought for longer than I had anticipated, and without thinking, stated with nostalgia, and pride: “Judy Garland AS Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz”. From ac
Hello Rainbow Cloud - My name is Anica Garcia-DeGraff, and I’m a white-passing Mexican American. I would like to share that being a white-passing mixed woman during this historic time is, even though I am Mexican, that I still benefit from systems that favor white privilege. I am constantly learning when to stand up and when to sit down, when to speak to protect and when to silently hold space for other BIPOC folx. I really want others to think about, that as we go forward, a
Hello all! Kyle Rice here. Here is my 'Rainbow Cloud Story' as requested by Creative Director, Cameron Stefanski, of The Rainbow Cloud Project. Please be advised that some content within this story may be triggering. ---------- My story doesn’t have a hero. There is no “coming of age” story or a moment of contentment. To be content in the world is to be blind to its chaos. So, I am writing a short clip of my life to understand and teach about its influence, how the world shif