Pride Month is officially here and communities across the country are coming together to celebrate and recognize the resilience of LGBTQIA+ individuals historically and to this day. Pride Month takes place in June to honor the Stonewall Uprising of June 1969 in New York, NY.
Unique, vivacious, educated women from all walks of life, yet they share three things in common. They were Black, pregnant and, tragically, all died in childbirth due to pregnancy related complications.
“Incredibly disheartening. Shocking to a degree.” These are the haunting words of Tam Vu, a University of Connecticut student and member of the Vietnamese Student Association, describing her emotions on the recent mass shooting in Atlanta, which took the lives of eight people, six of who were of Asian descent, according to USA Today.