E – Aria Sa’id marches down the street with her friend Vanessa Warri and other women who were at the pride ceremony at the mayor’s office. They jokingly started an impromptu “protest” to celebrate the start of pride month, suggesting that LGBT members had made important strides, but that there’s still along way to go. “I’m in such a tricky space because I talk about my experience of being homeless but that was years ago. My reality has significantly changed,” Aria said. “I live a very charmed life compared to most of my sisters. I’ve traveled the world, I make six figures. I get awards and get to consult for multinational organizations and stuff like that. I don’t take that for granted in any way, but it’s very hard to also hop back to a space I was at 19 and I’m almost 30.”