Dare2Imagine challenge weeks

Dare2Imagine Week One Recap!

Posted on June 10, 2020

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For many reasons, #Pride does and needs to look a little different this year. Pride started as a protest against police brutality breaking the path for us and helping to build the world we live in today.

For our #Dare2Imagine campaign over Pride month, YouthLine is focusing on Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) in our community. Join us to imagine a future that’s safer, more equitable, more just, and more affirming.

To that end, our #Dare2Imagine campaign’s first week focused on what makes our community who they are. People across three social networks participated, showing their creativity through photography.


Check out our posts from this week!


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On day four of our 30-day #Dare2Imagine #photochallenge, we want to share some favourite #BIPOCauthors and #Queerauthors from the @LGBTYouthline staff! Image 1: Dirty River by @leahlakshmiwrites | Frying Plantain by @zalikarb | Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by @tboteju | a place called no homeland by @kaichengthom | Small Beauty by #jiaqingwilsonyang | Fate of Flames by @s_raughley | Even this page is white by @vivekshraya | Brown Girl In the Ring by #nalohopkinson | What we all long for by #Dionne brand

Image 2: Policing Black Lives by @policingblack | Care Work by @leahlakshmiwrites | Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time by @cherie.dimaline and others | Unapologetic […] by @charlenecarruthers | Pleasure Activism by @adriennemareebrown | I’m afraid of men by @vivekshraya Image 3: #IndigenousHistoryMonth Fire Weed by #tunchairedvers | Disintegrate/dissociate by @arielletwist | Holy Wild by #gwenbenaway | Full Metal Indigiqueer by @jwhitehead204 | NDN Coping Mechanisms by @nakinisowin | A Two Spirit Journey by #maneechacaby Who are your favourite #BIPOC and/or #2SLGBTQ+ authors? Share this post and tag them!

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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 2 of our photo challenge, we’re using the inspiration of the Pride flag! 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.