Refuge Journal 54

Feb 12 2019

Song of the Week

Colors In Bloom

Last year we hosted Night of Noise, a celebration of over 150 queer youth embracing their identity in a safe, supportive environment. The evening included a youth speak up/out promoting messages of love and acceptance along with performances by DJ Afrekete, Lex Allen, and Taj Raiden.

Diverse and Resilient‘s campaign name ‘Colors in Bloom’ also became the title of Allen’s self-love anthem for LGBTQ youth. The song features Taj Raiden and aims to help end violence in the LGBTQ community by serving as a reminder that all are worthy of self-love and acceptance.

Refuge Corners

Winter Trees

By William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!

A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.

Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.