Rebekah Bailey • Board of Directors, Women’s March Minnesota • Advocate for Disability Rights • Activist • Project Manager - Women’s March Minnesota 2019
What brought you here to this movement?
The first thing that brought me here was actually criticism. And not a specific criticism of Women’s March, but criticism of the movement and resistance as a whole after the election of Donald Trump. There were gaps that shouldn’t have existed. In a new wave of resistance, there were still so many groups being left out of the movement, not given a seat at the table. As a queer and disabled woman, I saw my trans, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer siblings being misrepresented and ignored. And I personally felt the pain of the disabled community being overlooked entirely. I knew at that point, the chances of more privileged communities inviting me to sit at the table were slim-to-none and that I just needed to make my own seat. I began lobbying out in Washinton D.C. for healthcare just over a year ago. Within a month I became pretty fond of civil disobedience and continued to force that seat at the table. Shortly after that, Women’s March MN reached out and invited me to sit on the Board of Directors. It didn’t take too long for me to say yes.
Why are you marching?
Well *technically* as Project Manager for the march itself, I won’t be marching. ;) But if I were it’d be to honor all those disabled and queer that came before me and paved the way to allow me to do the work I do today. I march because of the “Capitol Crawl” of 1990. I march for Jennifer Keelan.** I march because I deserve to. I march because taking up space as a queer and disabled woman is an act of resistance itself. I march to prove that we exist and we’re no longer taking the bullshit of being ignored. 📸: @rita.m.farmer
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Part of being an advocate for fair criminal justice means that you are willing to call out inconsistentcies. When you hear them among you family, among your friends and when you recognize them in yourself.
Would you want the police called on your child for mild misbehavior like talking back to an adult and play fighting with other kids around your neighborhood? If not, then why is that one of the first methods you or others around you employ when you feel as though you lack control in a similar situation? That's not fairness.
Both you and the police are sharing and reinforcing ideas about the value citizens have.
Think about how other's position in society shapes your response and interaction with them.
What message are you sending?
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Setting goals are the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Mohammed is a taxi driver in Kabul. He is 54 years old. He left high school 35 years ago. He started learning English a year ago. He loves listening, speaking and writing English. He self studies since he can't afford to study in a professional academic institution. He writes and reads English when he has no customers in his car. At night, he writes and writes more until he falls asleep.
This status is typed by Mohammed himself. ----------------------------------------------------
محمد تکسی ران در شهر کابل ۵۴ سال دارد ، ۳۵ سال پیش از امروز مکتب را رها کرده. او یک سال پیش شروع به آموختن زبان انگلیسی کرد . او انگلیسی خواندن ،نوشتن و حرف زدن را دوست دارد . چون پول پرداخت به کورس جهت یاد گیری زبان انگلیسی را بطور مسلکی ندارد بنآ بشکل آماتور همرای خود مشق و تمرین میکند . وقتی مشتری ندارد همرای خود انگلیسی می خواند و می نوسید . از طرف شب به اندازه می خواند و می نوسید تا بالاخره خوابش می برد .
نوشته انگلیسی این متن را خودش نوشته است .
تصمیم د بری لومړی شرط دی .
محمد په کابل کې یو ټکسي چلونکی دی. هغه 54 کلن دی، 35 کاله پخوا یی ښوونځي پریښی . هغه یو کال دمخه انګلیسی زده کړه پیل کړه. هغه د انګلیسی ژبه باند لیکل ،اوریدل او خبرې کولہو ډیر خوښوی . محمد پخپله د ځان سره مشق او تمرین کوی او انګریزی زده کړېده ځکه چې دغریبی له وجه نشي کولای چه انګلیسی ژبه په مسلکي توګه په کورس کی زدکړی وکړي. کله چه د ټکسی له چلولو اوزګار وی نو ځان سره په خپله ټکسی کي انګلیسی لیکی او لولی . د شپي له خوا دومره مشق او تمرین کوی تر څو چي خوب یوسی .
د انګلیسی ژبه متن یی محمد خپله لیکلی.
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Last night we had our 1st preview for Ever After.
I love this show.
I love these people.
It was also the very first performance in the newly renovated @cocacola Stage at the @alliancetheatre .
We will be working tirelessly to make this the best version possible before we officially open on January 26th, but we have started something magical.
I could not have asked for a more incredible company to undertake this journey with, and I look forward to what we will accomplish together.
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Earlier in the day, we spoke about building a stock portfolio
And we selected stocks in different sector to evaluate a 10 years performance in the spirit of the challenge.
Leading the chart is Nestle, with a whopping 670% return over 10 years
While Oando lagged, it lost over 90% of its value in 10 years.
I get this question a lot
Tosin, how should I choose stocks?
I'd say, look for a company with strong management and a company that the demand is strong into the future.
I'm a fundamental investor.
So what's your take on this number? Are you a long term investor? How are you positioning your portfolio for the next 10 years.
Long term wins, research backs it that long term of a good stock wins.
PS: I really wanted Dangote Cement on this chart, but they started operations in 2010
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