An image of queer activists tending to a garden with a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tu Bishvat and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Reflections from Queer Black Jews

The Brazen Queerness of Tu Bishvat
The Brazen Queerness of Tu Bishvat

Queer joy fosters a closeness with others that is unique and beautiful. Being in the presence of queer joy made me feel more confident in my queerness.

The Roots of our Ancestors
The Roots of our Ancestors

My leadership is the fruit and the flowers in bloom, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rest of my ancestors are the invisible roots I sometimes forget to pause and thank.

Growing Into Who I’ve Always Been  / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr. Day
Growing Into Who I’ve Always Been / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr. Day

Some seeds are not ready to sprout right away, and need time in the dark to feel the sun filter through. I’m glad I had the time and the care to heal and grow at my own pace.

Planting Seeds of Growth / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr. Day
Planting Seeds of Growth / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr. Day

Tu Bishvat is an opportunity for us to cultivate our growth and development. We can offer gratitude to the natural world around us for giving structure to our chaotic lives. 

Loving Power / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr Day
Loving Power / Tu BiShvat and Dr. MLK, Jr Day

Dr. King: "Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic."

Resources for LGBTQ Jews of Color
Resources for LGBTQ Jews of Color

Essays, rituals, art, profiles, and more - all by and about LGBTQ Jews of Color.

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