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Dare2Imagine Week 2 Recap!

Posted on June 17, 2020

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This week’s #Dare2Imagine theme focused on the colours of the Pride flag. Probably the most well-known, though not the only, symbol of 2SLGBTQ communities, each colour on the flag represents a different element. We put our heads together and worked on posts that not only represented the spirit of our community, but also connected them with resources to access during this difficult time. As the ongoing work of justice and equality marches on, we continue to focus on supporting BIPOC and being true to our roots – Pride has, and always will be, a protest first.

 

Check out our posts from this past week!

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It’s #Day8 of our #Dare2Imagine #30dayphotochallenge! This week, we are going through the colours of the #Pride flag. Today’s colour is #red. The red in the #prideflag represents #life and we want to put a spotlight on the lives of missing and murdered #indigenouswomen and #twospirit people. Thousands of Indigenous women and Two Spirit people have been murdered and/or are missing. This is a direct result of ongoing and intentional state violence. Most recently, we have lost Chantel Moore and Regis Korchinski-Paquet to police violence. Today, and always, we remember and honour them.

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#Orange you glad you made it to #Day9 of our #Dare2Imagine #30dayphotochallenge? Orange represents #healing on the #prideflag so we wanted to share resources for #Blackfolk to #heal. Resources in images include @theokraproject, @yamijmsosa, @powher.co and @ethelsclub! What do you do to heal?

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She who shall not be named is transphobic, now what? In the #prideflag the color #yellow represents light! So, on #day10 of our #dare2imagine #30dayphotochallenge we want to turn off the lights by casting #NOX on J.K. Rowling and instead share with you alternative #queerauthors and books with #queercharacters in the #youngadult and #fantasygenre. Say #LUMOS to Carry On by @rainbowrowell | In Other Lands by @sarahreesbrennan | Of Fire and Stars by @brashbook | Not Your Sidekick by @@cblee_cblee | Girls of Paper and Fire by @girlinthelens | These Witches Don’t Burn by @isa_sterling | Ace of Hearts by @myriad.works | What Makes You Beautiful by @medusianallure What are your favourite books in these genres? Tag us in your photo and don’t forget to use #Dare2Imagine!

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On #day11 of our #dare2imagine #30dayphotochallenge, we are focusing in on green. In the #prideflag, green represents #nature, and just like in nature, #2SLGBTQ+ youth need to feel a sense of belonging, #community, and have spaces of their own to #surviveandthrive. In last year’s needs assessment, over 55% of youth surveyed said that they had never accessed a queer-focused space! Today’s focus is on organizations that create spaces for #queeryouth. @soytoronto | @the519 | @saeftyottawa | @parn4counties | #SAGEThunderBay What do you do to create your #safespace? #queerresources #2slgbtqresources #spacesforqueeryouth #safespaces #youthspaces #queerhealth #2slgbtqhealth #ontario #instagood #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #pride2020 #selflove #wellbeing #lgbtq #loveislove #trans #lgbtpride #lgbtqia

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#TGIF! It’s #day12 of our #dare2imagine #30dayphotochallenge. #Blue represents #harmony in the #prideflag, and nothing brings more harmony than the universal language of #music! Check out these amazing artists: @janellemonae @JBtheFirstLady @shawneemusic @AngelHaze @iskwe @iamSheaDiamond @VivekShraya @doitlikedua @christinaholmesmusic @itsFrankOcean @feliciathegoat @LilNasX @PrincessNokia @Raveena_aurora @kohinoorgasm @Linikeroficial @TheInternet @devhynes @todrick Share your favourite #2SLGBTQ+ singers and musicians in your story, and tag us! #queermusic #2slgbtqartists #musicians #instagood #pride2020 #lgbtpride #lgbtqia #song #songs #melody #beats #party #partymusic #newsong #lovethissong #remix #favoritesong #listentothis #goodmusic #instamusic

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On lucky #day13 of the #dare2imagine #30dayphotochallenge, we have arrived to the last color in the #prideflag! The purple in the #pride flag represents #spirit. Your spirit needs healing just as much as your body does. Check out some of these #queerfaith and #spiritualhealing resources. #salaamcanada.info | @MilesNadalJCC | Ruahtoronto.org | @transfaith | @shambhalatoronto Are you #religious or #spiritual? What does your #intersection of faith and #queerness look like? Share a story and tag us!

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It’s #day 14 and the last day of our #2ndweek of our #dare2imagine #30dayphotochallenge. In June 2017, a revised version of the flag was designed that adds black and brown stripes to the top of the #prideflag, to draw attention to issues of people of color within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. So, we want to showcase #BIPOC #2SLGBTQ+ people we #admire, #love and #appreciate. @theopatra_queen_of_denial | Arielle Twist | @Alokvmenon | @AudreLordeProject | @vivekshraya | Dr. Kaila Story | @lavernecoxforreal | @JameelaJamilOfficial Share with us in your stories your #Queer #BIPOC you admire! Don’t forget to tag us!

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If you’re just joining us, we want YOU to #Dare2Imagine:
  • #Dare2Imagine the spaces and places that 2SLGBTQ youth are part of.
  • #Dare2Imagine the places we dream of.
  • #Dare2Imagine the future we want to have, and continue to create.
For week 3 of our photo challenge, we’re celebrating! Whether it’s your first Pride season or your 50th, we want to see your images celebrating our community and who we are. Upload your images to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #Dare2Imagine and tag @lgbtyouthline! We’ll continue to share the creativity of our community as the month goes on (with your consent).

 

Visit our #Dare2Imagine page to learn about how you can participate in 30-day Photo Challenge on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter using the hashtag!

 

Looking for other ways to help? Visit www.youthline.ca/pride for our entire campaign announcement and other ways to support.