Happy birthday, Rocki!

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Hey framily and community! My birthday is coming up (November 13). No need to do anything about that, haha, but if you want to celebrate me in any way, please consider sending a little something something to Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, an organization that I love and have been on the Board of for three years now. The amount of change, passion, commitment to growth and healing, and impact that I have witnessed since I joined the Board is pretty astonishing. No amount is too small. I would truly love to celebrate Astraea’s history, its people, communities, and heart with folx who love me or have liked any of the work I have done in the last couple of decades.

With so much humility and love,
Raquel (Rocki) Simões

PS – That is a photo of me wearing one of my favorite Astraea shirts. Mostly of the shirt and my almost 52-year-old chin hair.

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