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A WEAR YOUR VOICE MANIFESTO: Our Feminism, Our Politic, Our Liberation

Wear Your Voice is not defined by cisheteronormative, white supremacist, capitalist, and carceral bastardizations of feminism. This manifesto is who we are. TW/CW: contains mentions of sexualized violence and assault, military and police violence, chattel slavery, mass incarceration, and white supremacy. Wear Your Voice is a digital magazine for and by LGBTQIA+ Black, Indigenous, and...

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Wear Your Voice At ComplexCon and Community Week

“I hope Complexcon’s producers continue to build on this and prioritize the voices of more Black and brown women/LGBTQIA folks in media.” On 2-3 Nov. Complex hosted its 4th annual ComplexCon in Long Beach, Los Angeles, featuring performances by Kid Cudi and Lil Kim, and guest speakers like Rico Nasty, Isra Hirsi, Yara Shahidi, and...

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Wear Your Voice’s Sherronda J. Brown Wins Planned Parenthood 2019 Media Excellence Award

Planned Parenthood celebrates journalists and Missouri abortion providers at the 2019 Media Excellence Awards. On Monday evening, we gathered with other writers, journalists, and activists at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Media (PPFA) Excellence Awards to celebrate our Managing Editor, Sherronda J. Brown, as she received an award for her article, “‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ And...

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Wear Your Voice Presents: Summer of Sex — Call for Submissions

We want to explore the myriad of ways QTBIPOC experience sex and attraction. “Not everyone experiences sex and the things surrounding it in the same way, for various reasons. Some of those reasons might include gender cultivation, (a)sexuality, choice of sexual expression, knowledge of self/knowledge one’s own (a)sexuality, or relationship with one’s own body. Some...

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Wear Your Voice Magazine presents: Body Positivity in Color

Call for Submissions What it is: A multimedia project centering the voices of Black and brown folks within the realm of body positivity, fatphobia, disability and beyond. Using our already great platform we will produce and publish a series of articles, features, essays and interviews focused on promoting marginalized voices to push back against the...

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Wear Your Voice Magazine is Back!

How our readers and community helped sustain our platform. Thanks to the generosity and support of hundreds of our readers, our magazine has the funding to continue publishing dynamic and revolutionary content by queer Black, Brown, and Indigenous people of color. Our work has been essential in providing resources for marginalized people and we were...

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Support Black and Brown Creatives: We Need Each Other to Get Free

When we invest in each other, we invest in our collective futures to rise above the oppressive systems that affect all of us. We’ve all heard of the Mark Zuckerbergs and Steve Jobs of the world — but both groundbreaking founders and their peers have their privilege in common despite college drop-outs. They did it...

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What We Can Learn From The Haitian Revolution After One Year of Trump

The Haitian Revolution was and is significant. How can we apply it to today’s resistance? As we approach the one year anniversary of the inauguration of arguably the most punitive and draconian administrations in the history of American presidential politics, it is crucial that black people in the United States and across the diaspora keep...

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Thank You, Ashlee Marie Preston!

Over this past summer, Wear Your Voice was honored to welcome Ashlee Marie Preston to our growing collective of change-makers under the role as Editor-in-Chief. Ashlee’s previous experience as a diversity speaker, transgender rights activist and media advocate, as well as her dynamic presence, is what inspired us to reach out to her with an...

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Wear Your Voice Names Trans Activist Ashlee Marie Preston Its New Editor-In-Chief

Preston’s hope is that her historic role as Editor-in- Chief will open space for other marginalized voices. The Wear Your Voice (WYV) team would like to congratulate trans-activist Ashlee Marie Preston on her appointment as the new Editor-in-Chief. Writer, activist and media advocate, Preston serves on local and national advisory boards that promote social change....