This is really, really beautiful.
have repeated this countless times - yet it bears repeating again and again and again…
don’t forget it. you have to work at it, you have to unlearn that shit.
rape culture is colonization for some of us.
machismo is also colonization.
who taught you this? what did they do to you? how did they leave you? how do they continue to funnel all you have and stifle you, while you end up having to emigrate to survive?
how many systems of acceptance and normalizing of abuse and hierarchy and exploitation did they impose upon you?
one of my favourite words.