Just Read: Room For Change – Levels of Discrimination in Retail Stores Based on Gender Identity and Race

Just Read: Room For Change - Levels of Discrimination in Retail Stores Based on Gender Identity and Race

Out of 60 in-person tests conducted across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, 75 percent of gender identity testers experienced adverse, differential treatment compared to their cis-gendered counterparts. Adverse differential treatment included differences in quality, quantity or content of services provided to the testers.

Similarly, of the 60 tests, 40 percent of gender identity testers experienced a negative interaction, including but not limited to verbal harassment, rude service, refusal to assist and being followed by an employee or security.

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Photo Friday: Stranger Lives, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Stranger Lives, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is of beautiful photography, currently on display at the American University Katzen Arts Center (@AUMuseum_Katzen).

Stranger Lives, is a photographic typology of sunbathing New Yorkers on the stretch of sand between Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

The 40 life sized images on display at the Katzen Art Center …

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Thanks for publishing my photo, clouds over Shaw, Washington, DC USA

Thanks for publishing my photo, clouds over Shaw, Washington, DC USA

2016.08.18 DC Sky over Shaw – Washington DC USA 35555
Sky/Clouds, useful for photoshop projects. Washington, DC USA

Above and below in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

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What is this Village Thing? Neighborhood Villages & The Gift of a Long Healthy Life

What is this Village Thing? Neighborhood Villages & The Gift of a Long Healthy Life

Washington, DC, leads the nation in something else awesome – senior (neighborhood) villages. I kept thinking of all the other groups who could benefit from villages…

A few people have been educating me about the Village “Thing.” (It’s not a place, it’s a concept – The Pasadena Village)
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Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA

I don’t do any commissioned work or accept payment for photography (and I didn’t this time either), however, I agreed to do a profile of the H Street NE neighborhood for local metropolitan blog/resource UrbanTurf (@UrbanTurf).

This street is going to look nothing like this in 2 years. It’s now being destroyed for the third time in 48 years (the first was following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.). This version will hopefully be sustainable, inclusive, healthy ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘.

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Thanks for publishing my photo: How five local businesspeople would tackle gentrification on 14th Street

Thanks for publishing my photo: How five local businesspeople would tackle gentrification on 14th Street

Thanks for publishing my photo, Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash), in the attached piece.

The comments on the piece show a diversity of opinions of what people think a changing neighborhood should be and who belongs there.

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A transgender force (& A Great Leader) – The Washington Post on Ruby Corado

A transgender force (& A Great Leader) - The Washington Post on Ruby Corado

I met Ruby when Casa Ruby (@CasaRubyDC) was just starting, and I remember that day in 2013 very well. Of course there’s a blog post of it: Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership.

I had no idea what a delicate situation Ruby was in when during this time. She presented a compelling vision for the future even then, which is what a leader does. Continue reading→