Expected, Accepted, and Embraced: Thoughts on My First QWOC Week

Indeed, to say that QWOC Week is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before would be a hell of an understatement. It’s worlds away from that singular day in Vegas where, though perhaps welcome, I still felt alien and alone. This past week, I felt expected, accepted, and embraced, which is what I think QWOC Week is all about. I was taken out of my comfort zone so many times and put into a place that was even more comfortable and if it hadn’t been encouraged, I would never have known.

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Are you OUTSPOKEN?

OUTSPOKEN (on Thursday, August 5th @PRECINCT) is one of the most highly anticipated events of QWOC Week, and our summer. …

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Reflections of a Straight Girl: What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?

REPOST from http://www.zarachiron.com/ My sister Zara, wrote this recently for her blog @ ZaraChiron.com. It was so moving, touching, and …

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10 Tiny Tips: How to Attend QWOC Week (or Any Pride) on a Budget

QWOC Week is approaching! You’ve seen the purple ads, the email blasts, the facebook invites, and status updates. You’ve even …

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All’s Fair in Love and Activism

You ever had those days where you really just cannot get out of bed? Where you’d rather sleep from 8in …

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Call for Graphic Designers for QWOC Week

Are you a graphic designer looking to increase your portfolio? Please consider donating your talent to QWOC+ Boston in support …

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Undercover Intern: Up, Close, and Personal with QWOC Week Organizers

As is the case with most organizations, fans, supporters, and enthusiasts of QWOC+ Boston mainly get to experience the front-end of the organizing work. In this post, our intern goes behind the scenes to give you a taste of what it’s like to plan QWOC Week, and work with some pretty interesting personalities.

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Damn, It Feels Good to Be Me — QWOC Pride

I know we’re all out here fighting for something or being a part of some struggle, even if the struggle isn’t visible to everyone. But as you sweat, bleed, cry, and crawl – as you go through your day to day life, shoving roadblocks out of the way and forging your own path – remember what you’re doing it for. We’re not doing it for some vague sense of accomplishment, or community, or even “equality.” We’re fighting because we love what we’re fighting for.

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Do Ask, Don't Tell Me What I Should Feel about the Military

As much as we may hate the ignorance, we are not exempt from it. We may be better than others at keeping our judgments to ourselves, but in some cases, we’re just as bad, if not worse, than the people who do it to us. Recently, I interviewed a QWOC who served in the military about her opinions on the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

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Repost from Politics Daily: 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Tougher on Minorities, Women

By BONNIE ERBE’ Here’s one thing you probably know about “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Pentagon policy on gays and …

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