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~Visibility | Representation | Liberation ~Coming out later in life πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ~Anti-racistπŸ–€ πŸ“ ATL πŸ‘

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Life update! 🏠 Well, a lot of y'all saw my stories this past weekend as I took y'all along for the house hunting festivities... though after looking at over 10 houses in person, and hundreds more virtually, I would not say we're feeling very festive over here at this point πŸ₯΄ Who knew we would be right back in the same spot we were last year with just trying to find a home!!?? I sure enough thought it would be easier this go round... jokes on me 🀑 However, I am feeling VERY hopeful that this week brings us just what we've been looking for!! Speak it into existence am I right?! 😜 We started packing yesterday, and boyyyy did I underestimate how large that task is!! With moving happening in 2 weeks, whether we find a house or not, it's getting to be pretty nerve wrecking around these parts!! πŸ˜… So again, send us all the house fairies!!! Lawd knows we need them fiercely right now!! πŸ§šπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈβœ¨ Did y'all like seeing the house hunting adventures, and would y'all like to see more? What else would you like to know or see about this process?? Let me know ⬇️❀️ πŸ“Έ: @oliviabehindthecamera #moving #sellingourhouse #buyingandselling #sellingahome #realestate #georgiarealestate #househunters #househunting #lgbtfamily #twomomfamily #queerfamily #familylove

When hate is loud LOVE must be louder!!! πŸ—£πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ This is the message I want to leave y'all with as Pride month comes to an end! πŸ₯ΉπŸŒˆ Although stores, and platforms will lose their rainbows, our Pride is 365!!! πŸŽ‰ We don't stop living out truth, sharing our stories or stop living our lives out loud and proud just because June comes to a close! We're Queer all year, and we still have to demand equal rights, thrive in places that aren't so accepting and expose ourselves and our families to some folks that aren't the most inviting! But that's why our LOVE must be LOUD!!! That's why it's important to SHOW UP... not just in June, but every single day of the year!! You never know the impact you're making on someone that feels stuck, someone who is super closeted, or a young person that might not have the most accepting family or friends and just needs to see that one Queer person or Queer family in order to feel validated, seen and know it is OKAY!! That's what Pride 365 is all about!! Showing up, and being visible for EVERYONE! It does make a difference whether you know it or not!! Hate can be SO loud!! But LOVE, it can drowned out ALL THE NOISE!!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ HAPPY HAPPY PRIDE EVERYONE!!! I hope each one of you know just how incredible, fierce and worthy you are!!! πŸ₯° So throw those rainbows in the comments, and tell me what was your favorite part about this Pride month!! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ€Ž πŸ“Έ: @oliviabehindthecamera #pride365 #loveislouder #pridemonth #pride #pride🌈 #lovewins #loveislove #showup #visibility #equality #representation #equalitymatters #lgbt #lgbtq #queer

My Pride is our community!! πŸ₯ΉπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ With Pride month coming to an end soon, I would be remiss if I didn't take the time to just talk about how Pride isn't Pride without each and every one of YOU!!! The way we show up for each other, the way we lift up each other, the way we can understand one another like no one else in this world... THAT is what Pride is all about!! US!! 🌈 Our stories. Our history. Our truth. Our determination. Our love. And absolutely our RESILIENCE!! πŸ‘ The way our community bands together through hardships, and through all different kinds of obstacles is beyond amazing!! And then together we still RISE ABOVE! We couldn't have done it without our Black and POC Trans and Queer folks that paved the way for us so long ago!! And because of them, here we are still standing strong TOGETHER!!! We are a FORCE, and I am just so incredibly thankful for each and every one of you that make up the individual parts of the massive rainbow force that we are in this world!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ I just love y'all!! OUR COMMUNITY!!! And our little space right here that we all use to connect, work together, defend one another and push each other forward!! I've just never been more PROUD to be ME, and never more PROUD to be US!!! TOGETHER!! This is what Pride month is all about!!! I love you all so very very much!!! HAPPY FRICKEN PRIDE!!!!!!!! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ€Ž How has our community shaped, or enhanced your life?? What does this community mean to you?? 🌈 πŸ“Έ: @oliviabehindthecamera #pridemonth #pride #pride🌈 #pride2022 #lgbtcommunity #queer #queerpride #trans #bi #bipride #transpride #lesbianpride #gaypride #gay #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lgbtpride #strongertogether #wearecommunity

I had a whole other post planned for today, and I was going to share some exciting news, but that post is going to have to wait because my eyes are swollen today from crying, and my heart is so heavy I just can't act like everything is rainbows and butterflies over here... Toxic parents... so many of us have them in our community! It's a very sad, but very true fact! I have tried and tried to look past some of these toxic traits. Excuse them, dismiss them and just outright deny that they are even there. But over time something will happen, and I am viciously slapped back into my reality that I am actively living in denial about! When you are invalidated time and time again as a queer person, and as a family by your OWN PARENT... it freaking SUCKS!! And the sad part about it is that we still innately crave their love and acceptance!! Why is this?? We keep accepting the things that should really be deemed unacceptable all in the name of "love", but why?? Why do we allow ourselves the pain, the hurt and the suffering of knowing we will NEVER be who they want us to be, and we will NEVER be equal in their eyes as a family unit?! Sadly, I don't have the answers, but I can tell you this... LOVE... it's not meant to make you feel this way. It's not meant to make you feel less than, or inadequate. It's not meant to be conditional!! THAT IS NOT LOVE!! You know what love is? Love is being welcomed in with open arms no matter what your story is, who you love or who you are! Love is right here in our little online community, and in those that love us in real life wholeheartedly. Love is CHOSEN FAMILY! UNconditional acceptance!! THAT is love!! My heart going out to each and every one of you that are dealing with, or have ever encountered this by a parent, because this ache fricken SUCKS!! My dms are always open if you need to talk, or even just vent... trust me I get it! Have you ever dealt with feelings like this? How did you handle removing yourself from a toxic situation? πŸ˜” #toxicparents #uncondionallove #realtalk #chosenfamily #pridemonth #lgbt #lgbtq #twomoms #lgbtqpride #lgbtcommunity

VISIBILITY MATTERS!! πŸ’―πŸŒˆ On our last day at Disney we decided to eat breakfast at the resort before we left for the airport! I had on my rainbow Pride Disney shirt, my rainbow sandals and my rainbow watch! Myla had on a pink rainbow Disney shirt (you can see the attire we had on in my last reel)! So, I went to grab our food from the pickup station, and a man was there sorting it all, and while I was grabbing the two trays he said "here I'll just take this one, and follow you to your table"... I thought SURE! Lol! When we got to the table he just smiled at my little family so kindly, and then stood there for a second, turned to me, and proceeded to point out every single piece of Pride attire Myla and I had on! Just telling us how much he loved everything about it, and was just so kind! However, I wasn't expecting the next thing that happened! He left the table, and then I go grab our drinks! When I come back, Cara W is in tears, and we have 3 new Mickey rice crispy treats dipped in chocolate on our table! When I go to ask what happened, Cara W said the man had come back over, and said that our family was just so beautiful to him, he had to do something special for us, so he wanted to give these to all of us, and just thank us for being such a beautiful family! πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜­ I was stunned!! All of this from a Pride fit!! Had I had on any other shirt that day, he might not have batted an eye! He might have just kept on doing whatever he was doing, but because of the Pride apparel, it made him pause, and it changed the whole interaction- it MEANT something to him! ☺️ This whole moment was EVERYTHING!!! And it just goes to show truly how much visibility matters!! I told Cara W she should now get on board with rainbow gear because it really does make a difference to some folks when they see us living our truth loud and proud!! And for this reason, my little gay heart grew three times the size that day!!! πŸ₯ΉπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ Have you ever had someone say or do something kind because of your Queer visibility?? How did it impact you?? ❀️🌈 Please share, and let's remind everyone why visibility for our community is so important!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ #disneyworld50 #pride

Pride in our legacy!!Β πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸŒˆ As parents, one of the most important things to Cara W and I is making sure we protect our family in every shape, way and form! And above all that includes our LEGACY!! {A D} Given the amount of laws that are being called into question daily for our community, it has become necessary for LGBTQ+ families to get their affairs in order EARLY ON!Β πŸ‘ That's why I've teamed up with @trustandwill to help bring you a solution so you can make sure your family's futures are in the best, most trusted hands!Β  What I love about @Trustandwill is the fact that they are an inclusive company that makesΒ it so easy for you to establish wills, trusts and honestly, justΒ haveΒ peace of mind for your family!Β  If this isn't something you have considered prior to reading this, here is your reminder to get your family affairs in order! We never know what's right around the corner, and now more than ever we need to make sure we are prepared!Β  @trustandwill has been so kind to offer you all 10% off ALL of their Will & Trust services! Just use my code CARA10 to get your discount, and get started securing your family's future today! We take Pride in making sure our legacy is secure, and I believe all of our rainbow families should too!!Β  Have you created a Will, or ever considered getting one for your family?? ❀️ #trustandwill #estateplanning #prideinyourlegacy #pride #pridemonth #pride2022 #pride🌈 #queerparents #twomoms #modernfamily

t's all about the representation!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ I never thought this was a possibility! Living my life authentically, loving who I want to love and just being a whole family built on nothing but true, unconditional love! πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ And it's from SEEING other Queer folks, and other Queer families that have given me the strength, and the courage to live my truth even later in life! That visibility is so incredibly important to every single person within our community! It shows us we're valid! It shows us we are worthy! It shows us we're deserving! And, most of all, it shows us we are not alone!!🌈 To be able to see our family not only accepted here @disneyparks, but literally CELEBRATED, has been nothing short of amazing!! This kind of representation would have been a game changer for me as a kid, but it's still beyond validating as a grown woman navigating this beautiful life I was so unsure I could have for all those years!! πŸ₯Ή This is just a reminder for everyone that is struggling with themselves, or has ever struggled in the past... IT GETS BETTER, and I'm so PROUD of each and every one of you no matter what stage of your journey you are in!! πŸ₯° How does representation make you feel as a Queer person?? What does that visibility mean to you?? β€οΈπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ #disneyworld50 @waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #disneypride #disneyparks #samesexparents #lgbtqcouple #travelfamily #lgbttravel #lgbtqtravelers #lgbt #lgbtq #pridemonth #pride #pride🌈 #pride2022 #lgbtqia #lgbtqfamily

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