EricaRavenwood

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Western New York State
  • Interests Art (drawing, painting, sculpting and other medium), Decorating, Cooking, Canning, Gardening, History, my kids, my cat and my activism. The order listed does not denote importance, lol.

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  1. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    I still want to do the TDOR is Spring thing, but am getting yelled at because people say they "own" that term and god forbid we do anything positive that others can follow suit if they want without infighting and childish ego's getting in the way. We can call it "F, you all we are doing it anyway week" for all I care.  Anyway, I'm switching up the graphics and I can repeal and replace most all of them. Does anyone have an issue with "Transgender Awareness Week in Spring" #TAWinSpring? Or has someone already started a toy product line around that? Yes I'm frustrated. That anything as simple and positive should be looked at as a negative, not by those we are trying to reach, but by those who claim they wish to stop abuse of a people but are too concerned with their 501c to do it in a timely manner. So much of what I want to do is built in. So much can come without cost. Carolyn told me her kids at Livonia are chomping at the bit for something to participate in. I want to allow the kids to make the displays during the week after school. We can contact the other schools to invite them but we have kid participation built in already. I want us to spend time with them that week. Discuss the history. Give guidance and give support while they create and learn. I want the displays set up like an art exhibit people can wander among, and now those children who are excited and proud to show off their creation, are also our little ambassadors who can explain, I'm sure in great detail, to anyone willing to listen. On Friday I just want to allow us to be there as adults and talk to people. I have been working on details. Venue for Friday and Saturday. Activities that won't cost us a dime. We can discuss details in another page of the thread. But I want the basic concept. We Grieve, We Heal, We Sober, We Work.  Erica Elizabeth Ravenwood #TAWinSpring #transgender #LGBT #lgbtq


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  2. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    Know that I copy and paste quite a bit. I copy and paste to our leaders. I copy and paste to our friends. I copy and paste to our enemies. I copy and paste but never do I name names other than my own. I will speak, perhaps using your words to make the point, but never will I intentionally put anyone in danger other than myself.
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  3. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    Hi all, Was working on this project today. I am currently tracking down display boards we may be able to borrow. They were used at the Wadsworth Library this last summer and I remembered them thinking they were kinda awesome. I called the library and they said "I know! We want them too but no, they aren't ours." I was given a contact which lead to who actually owns them. A photography club in Perry. I have the contact info for the president of the club and will call her in the morning. I know money is an issue. Being that I'm on disability but still enjoy giving I've learned to think in terms of making good charity inexpensive. That's how I'm viewing this project as well. I think some printing, a few craft items for the kids (which I will be donating some), food for a BBQ and some gas money to get kids to and fro is about what we need to pull off something really nice that can become a yearly event. I know we can do this. God said so. Erica :) #TDORinSpring
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  4. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    I'm bonking myself in the head. In this thread of all threads I haven't shared the one of the three events I had asked to be filmed. This is The Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015 at United Church of Christ, Lakeville NY.
    I want to make this extreme sadness that I then have to recover from for several days into something more positive. An event entering light. My personal selfishness.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zMAYNjVbFI 
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  5. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    I know money is an issue. Being that I'm on disability but still enjoy giving I've learned to think in terms of good charity inexpensively.
     

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  6. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    I've been asked for more guidance from groups on how they can go about putting a TDOR in Spring together. This is the working diagram I made for our group but rather than waiting for final decisions I will share this with you. Our treasurer says money is a concern. Isn't money always a concern? Even inexpensive and bare bones we, WE, can put together the largest acknowledgment of TDOR to date. Even if we don't all use the same date this go around.
     

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  7. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

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  8. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    The Day of Remembrance historically is a way to remember / grieve the lose of the murdered over the course of the year. A reading of each name out loud. The method by which most transgender people are murdered are horrific. Death by stoning is not an uncommon reason to see among some who have been killed. Repeatedly run over by a vehicle is another method that tends to show up each year. Yeah, it's not an award show where we give out prizes for involvement. It's a remembrance of people who were taken from this earth violently and well before their time. Each year has been emotionally exhausting. Therefore I would like to make a few changes, and my group is.

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  9. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    TDOR in Spring. This is an idea I threw out there last month some time. In Spring We Grieve for those lost the year before on Friday. We Heal on Saturday by Celebrating Life. We sober on Sunday. And we hit the ground running on Monday, ready to address the very big fish we still need to fry. The group I work with will be doing this. My group can encompass more than half of western New York state. Consider doing a form of it. 
    I know time is tight but not, not doable.
      Remember also though, it doesn't have to be huge. Small groups of families and friends to lean on each other as we remember those lost. Go to a bar and do a toast. A wake comes in many styles. Celebration of life the next day? Celebrate life with people you care about, and you support, and who support you.
      Even if many only did a small representation of what I'm suggesting it would still be the largest acknowledgement of The Day of Remembrance we've ever seen.
    #TDORinSpring
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  10. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.   

    Transgender Day Of Remembrance - A New Date for a brighter tomorrow.
    I made this suggestion about a month ago. To have the Transgender Day of Remembrance on a Friday in Spring. We, The Livingston County Rainbow Alliance will be doing this.
     
     
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  11. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Audience divided by Outlets = Reach   

    Emma. Thank you for laughing  and Thank You! for reminding me to look at this channel again after so many years. 
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  12. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Audience divided by Outlets = Reach   

    (Uploaded on Mar 9, 2008) You just reminded me of a message I put out in a video on a youtube channel I no longer use. It was made a little over a year after I started living full time, the first time. Something you said brought back a period of healing, and forgiving, and learning. Anyway, this channel? I haven't looked at in forever. Actually I can't do anything with it since I forgot the password long ago, lol. It was a healthy outlet for me though. Therapeutic in my healing and surviving the real world I was now walking in. My first video I ever made, and then posted to that channel, was after I was released from the hospital due to a suicide attempt on January 7th 2007. I want to share the channel. I also want to look at the few videos that I made during that time myself. Maybe we'll see something we can apply to today's circumstances.
    The video that came to mind.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeKRFoFeBwM 
    Channel link.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLIenqFsUfGB7625xG7R9hA 
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  13. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Audience divided by Outlets = Reach   

    Emma, wisdom you said that I missed in my replies. Yes!!! We need repetition! Repetition of the SAME message, over and over and over. and over until the world says "I get it! Stop saying it!" Because then we know it's something they won't forget. As a "T" we need to simplify our public message and all just start to shout it. 

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  14. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: GLSEN 100 Days Of Kindness   

    (I'm sharing what I received. I'm registered with GLSEN as a teacher/activist. They do great things for children. But only when we are all involved.)Dear Erica, Since the election, we have seen an increase in reported instances of harassment, bullying, and violence towards LGBTQ students in schools. With the new administration now in office, there’s growing anxiety among LGBTQ students, and those of other marginalized groups, about what they might face. We have to let the most vulnerable students know that we have their backs. All of us! To this end, GLSEN is launching 100 Days of Kindness – a national campaign inviting our community to post messages of support to LGBTQ students on social media by sharing moments of #KindnessInAction. Each message shared will form a brick in a virtual wall of kindness at glsen.org/100days. Here what we need you to do right now:- Send a message of support to LGBTQ students on social media by sharing a time when you saw kindness in action at your school, past or present. You can include your favorite school photo, take a current selfie, or record a short video. Just use the hashtag #KindnessInAction in your post so we can include you in the wall of kindness. - Encourage your friends and family to use the hashtag #KindnessInAction and do the same! Whether an educator using our correct pronouns or the student who invited us to their lunch table, we’ve all experienced kindness – and it’s more important than ever that we lift up these moments of kindness for LGBTQ youth. Together, Eliza Byard, Ph.D.Executive Director, GLSEN http://www.glsen.org/article/celebrate-100-days-kindness-glsen
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  15. EricaRavenwood added a post in a topic: Audience divided by Outlets = Reach   

    I shared your math btw Emma. Sharing Your formula as a correction to mine. On Many platforms.  I used nothing else. I just copied your formula and gave credit to "a friend smarter than myself".
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