Lately I have been writing so many notes and letters about the “unprecedented” times we’re facing— the crisis we are seeing in housing, in funding, in food insecurity. We see opposition to our cause, our people, our community at every turn.The struggle to house, to feed, and to fund this work coupled with the fight for basic human dignity and rights has become such a part of our daily work that it no longer feels “unprecedented” or “new” or “urgent”. It is our every day. It is our reality.
But, it is the reality in which we MUST succeed. The reality in which we MUST find new and better ways to overcome barriers that are facing those we serve. To overcome stigma. To overcome fear, and hatred, and the dehumanization of others. At Triad Health Project we firmly believe that you, Community, are key to this overcoming. We know that there is power in coming together to share resources and ideas and connections. We have needed you since our inception and we continue to need you today.
We truly hope you enjoy the show tonight and that it is a bright spot in your week. Give a lot if you can, give what you can even if it’s not a lot. A special thanks tonight to our Drag Kings and Queens who have been supporters and ambassadors of THP for years— you are beautiful and beloved!
Executive Director, Triad Health Project