Today is World Mental Health Day and it’s important to remember, not just today but everyday, that it’s ok to no be ok. It’s ok to ask for help. You are not a burden. You matter. My DM’s are always open for anyone who wants to talk.
“Safe, legal, and rare” further stigmatizes abortions—a medical procedure that people should be able to seek without being shamed. Abortions should happen as often as people need to have them. Time’s up on playing into the anti-choice minority’s talking points.
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Happy #LGBTQHistoryMonth! Let’s make sure it’s as #intersectional as possible!⠀
Tracey Gayle “Africa" Norman is the first known prominent Black transgender female model. Originally from Newark, NJ, Tracey found her way to the pages of Essence, and Vogue Italia. In 1975 she appeared on the box of Clairol’s "Born Beautiful" hair color No. 512, Dark Auburn. She also signed an exclusive contract with Avon for one of their skin care lines. However, in 1980 while shooting for Essence, hairdresser André Douglas learned she is transgender and outed her to Susan Taylor on set which abruptly ended the shoot, and effectively ended her modeling career. Tracey moved to Paris where she was signed to Balenciaga but moved back to the US when the six-month contract ended. Unable to find work, she performed in burlesque peep shows, competed in the ball room scene, and worked retail. In 2015 New York Magazine wrote about Tracey prompting Clairol to hire Tracey as the face of their 'Nice 'n Easy Color As Real As You Are' campaign, and said that the company was "honored to bring back Tracey Norman as a woman who no longer has to hide her truth." In 2016 Tracy and Geena Rocero became the first two openly transgender models to appear on the cover of a Harper’s Bazaar magazine. ⠀
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Technology made it possible to know so much about users and has created a muddy ethical frontier in marketing. With big corps going beyond direct ads, many people are not even aware of, let alone have consented to, the extent to which they are being tracked and analyzed. Episode 7 of the podcast tackles this tech: defining the term "surveillance capitalism", how it affects marketers and customers, and what we can do about it. Listen at anchor.fm/sbltn (link in bio) and on most major podcast platforms. Transcript at sbltn.com/podcast/007
[ID: Black background. White text: Surveillance Capitalism. There’s a new market using data collection to predict and influence human behavior. As consumers and users, are we sleepwalking into a disaster or will companies embrace a more ethical use of our information?]