ASK YOUR RELATIVE QUESTIONS

Tags: 01 - Art, Culture, & Language, 02 - Identity, 03 - Intolerance, 05 - Spirituality, 06 - 2SLGBTQ

Hey Auntie, how can I come out to my homophobic dad?

Dear Relative, This is a powerful question. My greatest priority is your safety. You are under no obligation to disclose anything about yourself to anyone. If you are wanting to do so, though, which it sounds like you are, develop a safety plan first. Some things to consider in the safety plan might be: If you want to tell him in…

How can I come out to my homophobic dad?

Dear Relative, This is a powerful question. My greatest priority is your safety. You are under no obligation to disclose anything about yourself to anyone. If you are wanting to do so, though, which it sounds like you are, develop a safety plan first. Some things to consider in the safety plan might be: If you want to tell him in…

Dear Auntie, what are you grateful for this year?

I love this question! In reflecting back on this crazy year, one thing that stuck with me was when we first started hearing and preparing for COVID, I, probably alongside most of the world, was looking at the world infection maps. Maps that showed varying sizes of red dots indicating how many cases each country had. Over the course of…

Is there a Two Spirit flag?

Hi Taylor! Yes, there are a couple different versions of the Two Spirit flag. Just a little info on the term “Two Spirit”. It was adopted by native people in the early 1990s as an umbrella term and an alternative to Western labels. 2SLGBTQ Native people throughout North America are reviving the two-spirit role and its traditions. And, National and…

What is “weRnative.org” about?

Hi Hannah! Thanks for writing in! We R Native is a health resource for Native youth. We want to make sure you have factual information on the topics you’re interested in. We want to help you live your best life possible and hope that we can help. What causes panic attacks? For your question about panic attacks, they are a…

Some of my relatives and friends tell me using they/them pronouns is a fad. It doesn’t feel like a fad to me. What should I say?

Perhaps they feel this way because folks are using it more often…which is great! However, it is nothing new, nor will it go away. In fact the Oxford Dictionary traces singular “they” back to 1375. And we know very clearly that Two-Spirit and LGBTQ people were accepted and highly revered in our tribal communities long before colonization happened. Unfortunately, one…

I’m a transgender male and want to get back into dancing

I’m a transgender male and I want to get back into dancing but I’m not sure where to start. Any tips? Hello my Two Spirit relative, How exciting that you are looking to come back into the dancing arbor. It is an exciting time to be exploring this venture. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there…

Dress code in schools

My school heavily restricts what people can and can’t wear to prom. They stick by the rules that if you were born female you absolutely must wear a dress, even if you now identify as a male or if you simply would prefer to wear to wear a suit. Being forced to wear clothes that they don’t want to wear…
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