"In the Spirit of Community-Building" features projects that range from the personal to the political. By signal boosting these endeavors, we hope to empower, create, and sustain our own in solidarity and success.
ELIXHER founder and editor-in-chief Kimberley McLeod reflects on her experience with street harassment and the importance of community.
ELIXHER columnist AJ Farrar argues that despite the media victories, Zimmerman lawyers have failed to demonstrably impress or intimidate the women that matter most to the case itself--the court’s judge, jury, and most dramatically, its key witness: Rachel Jeantel.
F R E E will be an evening of discussion and reflection nurtured through a series of collaborative performances by a diverse lineup of queer entertainers, that will both honor the ancestors and shed light on the transformative journeys to come. The festivities are set to commence at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) in San Francisco, CA.
Black trans advocate, activist, author and GLAAD People of Color Media Institute graduate, Ja'briel Walthour has launched a IndieGoGo campaign to gain support in the pursuit of her gender-confirming procedure(s) and the release of her transgender-themed children’s book series and resource guide.
In the inaugural issue of ELIXHER Magazine, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry tells us about her favorite LGBT media moment in 2012. Subscribe today!
From the radically transgressive queer minds that brought you Mobile Homecoming and The Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind spawns the Combahee Pilgrimage, a 4-day creative, spiritual, and affirming rendezvous for self-identified queer, LGBTQ or queer-affirming Black people in commemoration of Harriet Tubman and 750 enslaved Africans' successful self-liberation at Combahee River.
On April 8, 2013, Harlow Project partnered with the Brooklyn Movement Center to conduct a series of on-the-street interviews asking people to share their stories about street harassment whether experienced or witnessed. Ryann Makenzi Holmes, co-founder of bklyn boihood, was on hand to recount one of her "many" bouts with street harassment.
“ELIXHER Magazine serves as an innovative platform for content that is reflective of our truths and lived experiences,” says Kimberley McLeod, ELIXHER founder and editor-in-chief. “Thanks to the support of our community, through an aggressive and successful fundraising campaign, ELIXHER Magazine is now a reality—I couldn’t be more grateful and excited.”
ELIXHER founder and editor-in-chief Kimberley McLeod will appear on a panel of successful female digital content creators of color on Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m., at the Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) as a part of Internet Week New York.
At the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, WNBA superstar Brittney Griner encouraged folks to "be who you are."