My name is Taylor Stafford and I am the founder of the Women Against Taboo Foundation. Although our members have been active in the Black Lives Matter community and protests, we would like to make a formal statement on the matter. Our organization was solely founded to help create positive change and acceptance in our communities. Our platform relies primarily on the ability to create a safe environment to learn, grow, and change for the benefit of ourselves or others around us. Our issues may heavily focus on sexual wholeness, mental health, and women empowerment but we understand that black rights and issues are included in all of these topics.
The Women Against Taboo Foundation stands with, supports, and will continue to actively fight for black lives in our community, our country, and the world. We will continue to challenge people to have uncomfortable conversations about race, privilege, and racism just as we challenge our community to discuss topics about sex. We understand and have always understood that there are conversations that our society avoids, pushes down, and looks the other way to. It is our mission to bring these issues to the surface in order to promote mental wellbeing and to decrease shame and guilt that this suppression brings.
We challenge each and every one of you to not pick a side but to pick humanity. No matter what side you find yourself on, remember that a life is a life. No one deserves to die. No one deserves maltreatment. No one deserves to be abused. Most importantly, everyone deserves a chance at life. Everyone. We are here to help make that happen.
Taylor and The Women Against Taboo Foundation
What can you do today?
Educate yourself on the history of the black community in this country. Black Against Empire by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. is a fantastic book and is a great place to start.
Listen to your black friends, neighbors, and allies. Hear their stories.
Show up to protests and community meetings. Many of us have been wondering what to believe and what not to believe on the media today. Stop wondering and see for yourself.