I am participating in Cops for Cancer 2019 - Tour De Valley to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society. I have personally lost my dad to cancer with only having 10 days with him left to survive, my grandma, my grandpa and many friends. Cancer sucks and kills. We need to find a cure and quickly. With your support, we can help to find a cure for cancer.
Jessica Yaniv is a change maker and significant human and LGBTQ2SIA rights supporter.
Being part of the LGBTQ2SIA community, it's important to take a stand for equality and human rights which is why she is running for the title of Miss BC.
Here's the thing, society needs to move forward. Being part of a multicultural community, Jessica Yaniv sees discrimination happen both towards her being part of the LGBTQ2SIA community and cultures and communities daily. It's disheartening and crushes her.
People often ask what I do to help society and what I have done, here is a small list of things:
- Abolishing gender based pricing in British Columbia which is discriminatory, pushing the factually correct prudent person definition of health care, eliminating discrimination in society
- Pursuing environmental sustainability efforts with enforcing the fact that we need to teach students about sustainable practices and pushing for sustainability and including with the latest BC Government release.
- Adopting multiple streets in the @LangleyTownship to ensure city beautification is at the forefront.
- Preventing suicides by being a leader for young girls, and yes, I've prevented several.
- Pushing for the creation of an LGBTQ advisory committee to ensure the rights of the LGBTQ community are protected in the Township of Langley.
- Offering low income individuals complimentary marketing advice to get their business on track for success
- Creating fitness focused fun filled events to promote physical wellbeing.
- Promoting inclusion and equality by supporting the LGBTQ community.
- Paying out of pocket and my company for individuals who are stuck in transportation terminals without a way home, particularly the homeless and income strapped individuals.
- Assisting low-income and income-strapped individuals with free consultations to assist them with technology such as malware removals, etc at my own time and cost.
- Working together with Langley RCMP, Surrey RCMP as a citizen to tackle community issues such as speeding, homelessness and crime.
- Working with RCMP members to get the homeless off the dangerous street medians, and for them to get the support they need.
- Being a community leader for young girls, teaching them valuable life skills.
- Establishing neighbourhood wide cleanup events for sustainability and to maintain our ecosystem.
- Cleaning up the shores of White Rock to remove plastics that harm our ecosystem and marine life.
Jessica Yaniv fights for equality, and she fights for human rights. She states, “No one should tolerate discrimination, doxing, violence, abuse, and constant harassment and believe me, the LGBTQ2SIA community, especially the trans* community, sees this a lot. People in these communities may not say anything regarding the refusal of services because of who they are but they should. “
Jessica Yaniv is not scared to speak up. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. As much as radical feminists and the anti-LGBTQ2SIA community hate this statement, it's true. As well, SOGI 123 is vital for society to teach our kids inclusion and what the LGBTQ community is. SOGI 123 creates a safe place for students. Hiding them from the real world serves no benefit.
Sex and gender, for example, are social constructs. So why does society continue to segregate people based on their social constructs and secondary sex characteristics that can be changed? It's wrong, and it needs to stop.
“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's an excellent place to start. Being part of the LGBTQ community, it's imperative to take a stand for equality and human rights which is why I was motivated to run. If marginalized individuals continue to be scared to speak up and put a stand to hate, we, as such, aren't getting anywhere as a society.
This world would be a whole lot better if we just made a simple effort to be less horrible to one another. Here's the thing, society needs to move forward. Why is it that, as a society, we are way more content seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
With me competing in the Miss BC pageant, my main focus is preventing discrimination in its heels to show society that we're all human and we need to be accepted and treated equally.
“Never be persecuted into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” - Harvey Fierstein”
With Jessica Yaniv competing in the Miss BC pageant, her main focus is stopping discrimination in its heels. This is to show society that we're all human and we need to be accepted and treated equally. Her platform is about equality and fair rights that align with the BC Human Rights Code and Canadian Human Rights Code.
The skills that Jessica Yaniv will learn as part of her entry in Miss BC include workshops such as:
Interview & Public Speaking skills training
Manners and Etiquette training
Inner Beauty and Personal Integrity
Modeling, choreography, and on-stage presence
Healthy Living and Lifestyle
The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal of $5,000! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.
Thanks for your support!
Jessica Yaniv - Miss Equality Foundation Canada & Miss BC 2019-20 Contestant