“Shaun Haines, a multicultural Black and Native American panelist with Muslim heritage, also cited an increased worry about personal safety and racially-motivated crime and discrimination. “I know in the Haight there were signs representing the KKK. Walking around as an African American man, it’s a challenge.”
“Haines said that he does yoga and energy work like chanting. He also emphasized the importance of more personal contact, like hugging.”
“When I hug and kiss you, it’s because I need that love,” he said.
“Be kind to yourself and forgive yourself,” Siever said. “If you don’t forgive yourself, you’ll burn out.”
“Direct person-to-person contact is how you will change hearts and minds,” said Haines
Strut panel talks healing during Trump era
by David-Elijah Nahmod
Shaun has overcome great adversities such as homelessness at age 19. As an African American Gay man, Shaun fights for all San Franciscans but especially those who feel locked out of the system, rejected, and marginalized.