writing | À l'allure garçonnière →
hey internet friends, i updated my writing portfolio if you want to check it out. chances are if you follow my tumblr you’ve already read most of these, but it’s nice to have a one-stop shop for you to find my best writing/radio of the past few years. let me know what you think and if there’s anything you think is missing!
Privilege is not having to bother naming the people you take from, and getting...– s.e. smith laying down some truth on twitter.
dear white people:
kittysigner: we don’t deny you access to aspects of our culture because we hate you, we hate you because you feel entitled to something that doesn’t belong to you
decolonize yo activism
emeraldtriangleprincess: do you know how many anti-oppression activists have told me I’m the first Native they’ve ever met? do you know how many of those activists have been POC? do you know how many of them had to be sat down and taught what it means to be an ally to indigenous communities? I have had the great fortune of meeting some truly brilliant scholars and activists who work very hard in...
"think about how stupid you are going to look in...
hey, white queers - i’ve seen you reblog this on my dash more than a few times now. (i’m not going to link to who because this isn’t about publicly criticizing folks) it’s just, i thought we had talked about this already. but it seems we need a refresher. didn’t we go over how it’s not really accurate/reflective/productive to appropriate the civil rights...
The internet, especially Tumblr is not a safe place for Hindus. My religion gets...– may god let me keep you: (via nuestrahermana)
tumblr is going downhill fast
there are many other reasons/things to criticize tumblr about, but this is about advertisements. i was away from tumblr for three weeks, and have seen anchored ads on people’s personal tumblr pages not to mention the tumblr spotlight. how much are mtv and american apparel paying them? how long until there are insufferable banner ads everywhere?
How To Be A Reverse-Racist: An Actual Step by Step...
blackgirldangerous: by A.D Song and Mia McKenzie White people who are confronted with their white privilege and the white supremacist acts they perpetuate have been known to cry, “You’re being a reverse-racist!” That is completely true: people of color have the power and control to create, perpetuate, and maintain brutal systematic reverse-racism that oppresses white people every day. As such,...
A 1985 Virginia Slims ad reflected a similar notion that white patriarchy saves...– Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide Found an image of the ad: (via thecurvature) ANDREA SMITH FOR THE FUCKING WIN AGAIN. every single time someone argues with me that racism against native people is in a thing from the past i get so fucking furious. this ad is...
accidentally being away from the internet for nearly a month really helps put things in perspective. taking the time to write postcards, to read the letters i received while i was away, to relish in the tactile first and the digital second. we’ll see how my habits really change in the long run but no longer having my own computer paired with being really busy in good, exciting ways that...
i was away from the internet for a month
what did i miss?
We often talk about the “school-to-prison pipeline” for boys —but for girls, it...– Yasmin Vafa, “Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Girls Placed in Solitary Confinement?” (via politicsoflocation) check the racial stats this conveniently fails to mention: its mostly black girls and latinas. (via bad-dominicana) Yep, & 60% of Black girls (I don’t know the stats offhand for...