I'm a Native American woman living in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I've been living here just under a year and I've already been subjected to emotional and mental distress due to the Cleveland Indians. Chief Wahoo is a gross, racist caricature of my people and I cannot leave my house without running into it. I now have anxiety, depression, and anger that was not a part of who I was a year ago.
I aim to raise awareness through small means. Bumper stickers, shirts, business cards and signs for everyone who wants to help me raise awareness, in Cleveland and everywhere. With enough support, I'll be able to spread this awareness campaign to other cities using my people as team names, mascots and logos. Until every single one changes, I'm going to go as hard as I can in this fight.