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Women You Should Meet (W.Y.S.M.): Victoria Kirby-York

Victoria Kirby-York

Victoria Kirby-York

Name: Victoria Kirby-York
City, State: Fort Washington, MD
Age: 29
Profession: National Campaigns Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force
Website: https://victoriadianekirby.wordpress.com/

In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
Vivacious, compassionate, and dedicated.

Your favorite hangout spots.
Organizing in faith communities around LGBTQ liberation.

Favorite guilty pleasure.
Googling Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey.

Favorite quote.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

Who is your biggest influence? And why?
Other than God and my parents, Maya Angelou has had the longest lasting impact on my life. Her ability to move past her childhood trauma to inspire others through her life and craft helped me at a young age to move past my own issues to be able to serve my community and uplift others.

Favorite event.
The Essence Festival.

Do you have any regrets in life?
Not believing people to be who they have shown themselves to be earlier in my life.

Favorite lesbian celebrity.
The late great Barbara Jordan.

Any fun facts or anything else you want our readers to know?
I am a deeply devout Christian whose mission in life is to let all of God’s children know that God loves them unconditionally as they are and that anyone that tells them differently are deeply misguided. Man interpreted God’s words for their own political gain causing centuries of heartache. Read the original text for yourself. Free yourself!

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