I guess the best way to start off this blog post is to define the term allyship and it’s importance to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Why? Because amid a very busy Pride month I have born witness to a lot of performative allyship / marketing, extreme levels of hate towards our community, and have even had brand partners ask me to “tone it down” to avoid controversary. And this year I even received death threats in the comments section on multiple social media posts.
So yeah, I think it’s important that we talk about this a little more.
Continue reading “The 2023 Levis Pride Collection”
I reached a few big milestones in my career this year and have been so proud of all my hard work to get here, and of course have shared my gratitude for the people who helped along the way. It’s one of the reasons why I started The Hand That Helped. It’s also why I continue to believe that offering creators, performers, and artists just starting in their career my platform is so important, because that would have meant the world to me when I first started.
So as we go into a busy Pride month, I thought I would celebrate Pride Month with the Queer artists making waves in the First Up with RBCxMusic program.
Continue reading “3 artists that should be on your radar this Pride Month”
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We all know that I am a proud member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and that I aim to create content that not only helps my community to be seen and accepted. In a world that can sometimes be a lot for those of you reading, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that there’s an extra layer for those of us who are watching laws be passed and our existence be banned.
I am not here to preach ideology, but I always want to share safe destinations, experiences and memories because my fellow community deserves the joy that travel brings into our lives just as much as everyone else.
Continue reading “Let’s Kick Off Pride Month With Something Huge!”
With the summer months just around the corner, I am already dreaming of days in the sun and the ways which I will be able to relax amid a busy schedule. Of course there’s spa treatments, movie dates and nights out at the best restaurants – but, what about an oasis getaway that’s much closer than you realize right in the heart of Toronto? Yes. I’ve got the inside scoop of where and how you can unwind in the best way possible this Pride month and all summer long!
Continue reading “Your Toronto Summer Oasis is Much Closer Than You Realize”