Dear TPK Family!
On November 7, 2013, Hubba’s mother and best friend was diagnosed with Stage IV Cervical Cancer and was later told that she only has a year to live.
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We are in no way ready to give up and give in to this disease and plan to fight (kicking and screaming if need be) for more years of happiness and memories. Much of her treatment consists of monthly visits to dozens of doctors for everything from Chemotherapy to Radiation and regular check-ups. I am still very concerned about her motivation and mental state through all of this.
My mother, Jalila, is currently taking care of my 14-year old sister and cannot work. I help out financially with bills and food on a monthly basis. Money has always been extremely tight and often non-existent to points where she would get very creative with our meals and entertainment.
My family and I have overcome a lot and beat the odds that have been against us -to the surprise of many. I am the oldest of three and I’ve always assumed a supportive role as a leader in my family. Now, I want to take that full throttle and do something that will alleviate the weight of all this diagnosis and the trauma it brings to everyone in contact.
Please help me help my family and bring some much needed smiles to their faces. #LilaPieVaca
Thanks for you time!
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The Peculiar Kind’s third episode of the second season focuses on LGBT Homeless youth. Featuring Claudio, a homeless 20 something living in NYC by way of Michigan, and Kate Barnhart, executive director of New Alternatives; an LGBT homeless youth program in New York City. We hope to spread the word, inform and inspire change within the LGBT homeless youth system.
Mentoring, donating and skill sharing are just a few things we can offer our youth. Specific housing and fostering programs/options are growing but are still few and far between. Let’s actively work to change the violence, discrimination and sexual assault our LGBT homeless youth face.
You can learn more about volunteering, donating and getting involved in your town:
http://www.newalternativesnyc.org - firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.aliforneycenter.org - email@example.com
and much more (by state) here…
A list of transgender friendly shelters in the U.S.
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SIAIRASHAWN GHOST EP RELEASE SHOW
Join @SiairaShawn on Saturday November 16th as she performs songs from her forthcoming EP, GHOST (DJ Set, @StasTheeBoss of theesatisfaction)
Where: Launchpad, 721 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY
Time: doors @ 7pm
Toyin Odutola for HEROES . Artist . Brooklyn, NY . 2013
TOYIN’S STATEMENT OF METHODOLOGY
"Where some may see flat, static narratives, I see a spectrum of tonal gradations and realities. What I am creating is literally black portraiture with ballpoint pen ink. I’m looking for that in-between state in an individual where the overarching definition is lost. Skin as geography is the terrain I expand by emphasizing the specificity of blackness, where an individual’s subjectivity, various realities and experiences can be drawn onto the diverse topography of the epidermis. From there, the possibilities of portraying a fully-fledged person are endless."
On May 16th 2013, Toyin had her solo exhibit at the Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. It was on that day that I decided to be open and invite everyone on my journey. I saw myself in her creations and it encouraged me to concentrate on the geography of my own soul, my existense, and my expansion as a human being and an artist. It is truly a blessing to have such a talented soul exist in this world. All in all, she is my hero.
“My dream started by seeing Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show,” says Mock. “I wanted to be her; I wanted to be beautiful, be successful, and maybe have a great family and a brownstone in Brooklyn.” As she explained in her contribution to the “It Gets Better” project, “My gender was my very first ‘This I know for sure’ moment, as Oprah likes to call it.”
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