Why I Will Never Celebrate Valentine’s Day Again
I met the love of my life on a Wednesday. Just in passing, but she left a mark on my soul. It wasn’t surprising that after 10 hours of endless conversation I prayed to keep this feeling for as long as I could. She exuded warmth, positivity, wit, and a smile that could change the earth’s rotation. So when she so confidently said, “I am a survivor of sexual trauma,” my heart stood still and as she would describe it, I stopped breathing. - Ace in ELIXHER’s “Why I Will Never Celebrate Valentine’s Day Again“
The Burden Of The ‘Big Three’: Surviving An Election Year
“For now, I’ve embarked on a steady diet of 1) avoiding controversial subjects, 2) interrupting offensive behavior, and 3) disputing only egregious falsehoods. It’s time I accepted that I can’t change an entire industry’s culture over lunch break chats. Creating lasting change requires ascending the ranks so there are more people like me rewriting the rules of the game. As appealing an option it may be, my community actually can’t afford for me to catch a case because someone on the night shift called bell hooks a racist fascist.” - AJ Farrar for ELIXHER.com
HERitage: Marsha P. Johnson
“Despite her constant contributions to the fight for freedom and a modicum of safety for the TLGB community, her life is often relegated to a footnote in the story of the Stonewall riots. Without doubt, this is a testament to the vicious cocktail of transphobia and racism that is easily observable yet largely unquestioned in the gay and queer communities. The legacy of Marsha P. Johnson shows that building nourishing community spaces for marginal voices is a necessity.” - By Cyrée Jarelle Johnson for ELIXHER.com
ELIXHER Presents SKIN: An After-Work Affair for Women Who Love Women & Friends
Celebrate queer women of color site ELIXHER’s one year anniversary at this after-work affair. Women. Music. Drink & Food Specials. Giveaways. And Brooklyn Sun-Kissed Skin.
Wednesday, April 4
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
370 Lewis Ave (btwn Halsey St & Macon St)
Brooklyn, NY 11233
A/C train to Utica Ave
Allies welcomed. RSVP and learn more about the event here.