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Soñando en Mi Paraiso / Dreaming of My Paradise

18 x 24” Oil on Canvas
This piece is one that touched me through my friend @ladyparaiso ‘s recent experience at her workplace. She shared on social media the discrimination she faced from a customer who would not respect her identity as a woman, despite it having nothing to do with her work performance. Worst of all, no one at her workplace defended her or even checked in to see how she was feeling afterwards. Allies need to help our community when we can’t defend ourselves. It is the only way we can fight back and make an impact in the fight towards equality

“More than half of transgender male teens who participated in the survey reported attempting suicide in their lifetime, while 29.9 percent of transgender female teens said they attempted suicide. Among non-binary youth, 41.8 percent of respondents stated that they had attempted suicide at some point in their lives.” - HRC