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.
Although it is the last thing we want to do right now I’d like to ask everyone grieving today to do it in public— amongst the straight cis rich white male scum that told Mark she wasn’t fit for the world. I ask you to grieve today unabashedly and honestly with nothing but Fierceness and Intent.
Bois please scream and cry because we are tired of a world where we have to hide the tears we shed because they are not masculine or because “gay people kill themselves all the time” is NOT an ok or accurate justification for this loss (Mark was a fierce genderbending mf’er SHE and THEY are not that hard to grasp)
Queers let your voices be hoarse and your eyes become beyonce lip stain red from crying tears for our deceased brothers & sisters and all the living freaks, faggots, and trans folk getting fucked with on the street, in the bathrooms, in our classrooms, at our jobs.
Gurls who are tired of transmisogyny and cis white women or assimilationist gays being the mouth piece for “trans womyn of color” I beg you to scream the loudest and proudest..be visible today and every day here after
All of us together—-who are tired of being expected to educate people about who our heroes are. tired of invisibility, tired of hating ourselves, tired of the fact that when you are queer and/or brown all towns are sundown towns for you, tired of people not knowing who our lost children are and the brilliance their suicides and murders leave the world without
if you are tired of needing to unlearn everything society told you hate about yourself I ask you to celebrate, remember, and create a spectacle in the name of our fallen queen——our sweet bb calloutqueen.