For my 26th birthday this year, I was originally planning to have a big in person throw-down throw down to celebrate another year of life and turn up for Third Wave Fund, a fund "led by and for women of color, intersex, and trans folks under 35 in the US.”
Though we can’t celebrate together in person, I’d still love for us to virtually dance and give to support this amazing fund supporting “gender and reproductive justice groups from the ground up with rapid response grants, long-term funding for emerging groups, and capacity building.”
During Covid-19, Third Wave has been turning up through their Mobilize Power Fund, giving out rapid response grants to youth-led and intergenerational groups, non-profits, and coalitions building power and keeping communities safe.
In this current political moment, I am asking you to join me in supporting women, intersex, and trans people of color who are and have been leaders in building resilient, creative, and powerful social justice movements. I believe in Third Wave Fund’s clear vision that centers the leadership and brilliance of young women of color and trans, intersex, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and queer youth of color.
It feels particularly important for me not just to support the idea of collective liberation in this moment of crisis, but to move resources, mobilize my community, and bring all of my joy and energy into lifting up this growing movement’s work.
As a part of this epic celebration, my goal is to raise $5,000 for Third Wave Fund. I am excited to say that when we reach this goal, I will match that gift for a total of $10,000 going to amazing grassroots organizing!