The #AllowMe Movement is a social effort with a goal to cultivate the talents of LGBTQIA+ youth leaders and creatives of color. In recognizing the limited representation of LGBTQIA+ folks of color in leadership positions and creative roles, #AllowMe seeks to create long term spaces to build and nurture our future LGBTQIA+ leaders and creatives of color while providing Guidance,Motivation, and Elevation for those who would not have access to it otherwise.
Our mission at #AllowMe is to motivate LGBTQIA youth of color to explore their unique abilities with regard to leadership and creativity , guide these youth to enhance their leadership and creative capacities by pairing them with established successful lgbtqia leaders and creators in their communities, and elevate the work of these young by affording them various opportunities to take on leadership and creative roles and use different platforms to amplify their voices. We seek to strip away the narrative that says youth who identify as LGBTQIA and of color must reject or hide their individuality, pride in their identities, and uniqueness. #AllowMe, at its core, seeks to serve these young people by serving as a catalyst to assist them in becoming productive leaders, artists, and activists.
We at #AllowMe are committed to guidance< motivation, and elevation,but are simultaneously aware that we cannot bring this dream to fruition on our own. For such an endeavor like the one proposed here to flourish we must rely on the generosity and collaboration of other folks and organizations who share our commitments. Thus, with a humble heart, we are requesting that assist us in realizing this dream by:Funding for travel of the allow me staff to major inner city schools & centers, panels, youth day, in-person sessions , and scholarships. As well as other needed functions to ensure the success of THE #AllowMe Movement.