FINDING YOUR VOICE: An Equality Activism Conference at Lehigh University

Lehigh University’s Rainbow Room is hosting the 3rd Annual LGBTQIA Intercollegiate Conference this Saturday, March 29th.

Come for the ever-important and revolutionary talks about marriage equality, maintaining a LGBTQIA-friendly work environment, independent publishing, writing, trans-youth workshops, and advocacy training. Stay for the opportunity to meet queers and allies from twelve  local colleges and universities, to feel empowered in your voice and art, and enjoy sessions on sex and social media. You know, a little of everything.

lehigh university rainbow room

Two weeks ago I (middle) got to meet Kim (right) and Trish (left) to chat about the conference and they let me plop down on the comfy sofas and gawk at the architecture of the buildings and offered me a celebratory flag. Such sweethearts. I am honored to have been invited to be part of this event!

lgbtqia definition

I’ll be on a panel called “Finding your Voice on Social Media”.

My co-panelist is Nick Foti, the man who created the “Shit Girls Say to Gay Guys” video on Youtube, along with a ton of other hilarious videos, and he has MILLIONS of views and followers. I am so excited to meet him (and will surely learn an awful lot).

GO HERE to read the full-line up of sessions for this conference.

This is FREE! FREE! FREE! and open to anyone/everyone. Just make sure you register so we know to expect you. You can stay all day or come and go as you please. The first session starts at 10:00am on Saturday morning, so grab coffee,  a bagel + a seat next to someone you never met (then introduce yourself). This will be fun.

Event Facebook Page | LU Rainbow Room on Twitter

 

Lehigh Valley Style Magazine Has a New Columnist (and She’s Vegan)

I am honored to share my new bi-monthly column for Lehigh Valley Style magazine, Fresh Perspectives with Jaime K.

JaimeK LV Style magazine

So much to say about the emotions of seeing this in print, but for now I’ll tell you: It’s the March issue and it’s on news stands now! Learn about my journey to become vegan and years later, to embrace the Lehigh Valley as my home for creative communities, young entrepreneurship, and vegan food (we keep getting luckier!). Going forward, the column will highlight people and businesses doing work I admire, be it art & design, mindful cooking, or making positive community and societal impacts.

Fresh Perspectives is meant to chronicle my love of the Lehigh Valley, seeking beauty in everything, living with true mindfulness to be kind in a world that makes it easy to post an Internet meme about kindness while forgetting to show it in our actions.

It’s about simple and unintimidating recipes, and inclusiveness, and honoring where we come from while striving to be better.” (pg. 100)

I hope you’ll love it, and if you have suggestions for future columns I’d love to connect and learn about them. Reach me at SavetheKales@gmail.com.

xo Jaime K

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

― Ernest Hemingway