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June 24, 2021 46 min

This week, we're joined by our favorite Derek Tran once again to chat about the state of COVID, rainbow-washing, performative allyship, and showing up authentically.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Derek's Tinder profile. Yes. Really.
  • COVID mask mandates going down in many parts of America
  • Rainbow-washing and performative allyship from companies
  • Goods Unite Us revealing of where corporate sponsorship is going toward
  • The capital reason why it's valuable to rainbow-wash and market pride
  • Why we all still need to support pride as a protest
  • The shift away from hiring police at pride
  • Why everyone needs to stop eating at the evil chicken shop
  • Showing up authentically yourself this pride season
  • Speaking with our action vs. performance
  • References

  • Goods Unite Us
  • Queer Liberation March
  • You can find Derek at:

  • Instagram: @findyourfearless
  • You can follow me at:

  • Instagram: @stevenwakabayashi
  • YouTube: @stevenwakabayashi
  • Weekly Newsletter: mindfulmoments.substack.com
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