In a climate where media shops are often criticized for their underrepresentation of tones from LGBTQ writers and writers of emblazon, feminist store Wear Your Voice has appointed black trans woman and activistAshlee Marie Preston as editor-in-chief of the publication.
Wear Your Voice announced Preston’s historic additive to the team on Wednesday. As a variety loudspeaker and media preach, Preston seeks to empower marginalized communities bysharing her floors as a survivor of sexual violence and homelessnessstories that social justice-minded publishings claim to value, but more often than not, don’t allow trans gals to share themselves.
Preston is a heavily involved in the Los Angeles trans community. In addition to providing several roles forthe Transgender Service Provider Network of Los Angeles, she’s thecommunications and media sponsorship Chair for L.A. Prideand is an active member of the Human Claim Campaign.
Preston’s appointment comes upon the 48 th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, is presided over by transgender partisans of colorMarsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera against police brutality of the LGBTQ community.
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Speaking with Wear Your Voice, Preston said she’s determined to transform traditional media while changing social norms and dispelling beliefs viewing what feminism encompasses.
” Thriving up I detected underrepresented in mainstream media. I knew that someday I was going to change that by deeming gap for those that detected as I did ,” Preston replied.” As gals, those of colour, and LGBTQ people, were often silenced while others tell as experts on our experiences. No one can tell our fibs better than we can .”
In 2014, CEO and founder Ravneet Vohra propelled Wear Your Voice as an channel for women andpeople of color, as well as an instrument of self-empowerment as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. In meeting Preston, Vohra said she knew her eyesight be in conformity with the publication’s.
I didnt have to explain our mission to Ashlee Marie because she was already living it through her continuing existence. As a vehement proponent for people on the margins of society, Ashlee Maries vision is going to stimulate our gathering and change lives ,” Vohra said.
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