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Indigenous transgender storyteller Kiley May shapes her life as a kaleidoscope

June is National Indigenous History Month. It is a time for all Canadians — Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers — to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. Throughout the month of June, we will profile Indigenous people, and share their stories and voices, so that we can celebrate the difference they have made in their communities and to our country.

“Diversity, inclusion and representation are so important. Representation saves lives. Seeing ourselves reflected at us in positive ways on screens, in books and popular culture, is so vital. Being able to relate to and identify with a role model or someone like us validates and affirms us in who we are. It tells us that we exist. Tells us we are real, we are normal, we belong. It’s encouraging, uplifting, and hopeful. I make sure to shine bright like a beacon to light the way for others.”

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Taysha Jarrett
Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT

Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT