Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)


QTBIPOC communities are historically marginalized groups that experience oppression and discrimination. Oftentimes, this experience goes unnoticed, unacknowledged, and unrecognized because these groups are intentionally erased and silenced by dominant culture. Keeping the communities safe is a priority, and it is no wonder that social media is being used as a “necessary survival technology” (brown, 2020, p. 45) to call out injustices and harm. Unfortunately, communities are unskilled in navigating conflict using a transformative justice approach and thus, used this tool unskillfully, which has been referred to as “knee-jerk callouts” (brown, 2020, p. 40). This study explores the experiences and impacts of QTBIPOC individuals who have been publicly called out through testimonios of two QTBIPOC folx who have been called out and two QTBIPOC community leaders that support in community accountability and transformative justice. Put into conversation with each other, these testimonios show that there is an understanding of why marginalized communities employ the tool, while also highlighting the need for community skill development in transformative justice, curiosity, and self-accountability.