miguu: there is a phantom language in my mouth a tongue beneath my tongue will i ever remember what i sound like will i ever come home.
The effects of unchecked criminalization: Teen... →
stfuapologists: fuckyeahfeminists: This is what the school-to-prison pipeline looks like. This is how black youth criminalized. She was doing a science experiment She’s being charged as an ADULT She’s being charged with a FELONY If this all goes the way the prosecution wants, this young woman will be LEGALLY discriminated against for the rest of her life. No voting, housing...
I think the problem is that many people in America think that racism is an...– Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) answering a question about racism, sexism, and capitalism. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tug8RJyLoz0 (via disciplesofmalcolm)
Black and Undocumented? We Do Exist (Thoughts on...
I’m still trying to develop my thoughts around this whole thing, so this is meant to be more of an initial query than my set beliefs. I would love to have a conversation with those who are willing (and maybe I’m just not looking hard enough but it doesn’t seem like many people are willing) and have their own perspectives to add to a dialogue. So. Black and Undocumented? We Do...
when you write a really long & heartfelt email while sitting in the heat in your car in front of barnes & noble so you can mooch off their internet & then you send it but should have double checked because it just disappeared into the ethos of the interwebs without leaving a trace or draft or anything in gmail or any sign that you actually cared and you could cry because you want those...
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via oliviacirce)
I wrote “Their Eyes Were Watching God” in Haiti. It was dammed up in me, and I...– Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road (via whereissassy)
Mikhail Goldman: Why I hate activism →
sydlow: “The adoption of activism as a lifestyle rather than a medium for bringing about social change serves to alienate those who do not identify with its idiosyncratic culture. The unspoken rules of what hairstyles, clothing, diet and lifestyle choices are and aren’t acceptable in the activist ghetto are major barriers to those who are interested in the same revolutionary aims but don’t share...
Black women wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see Black women....– Michelle Haimoff, on privilege (via queerthanks) well damn (via ancestryinprogress)
Of MICE and Women
Before you read this, please visit http://action.dreamactivist.org/mice and sign the petition & share if you haven’t already. Then come back if you’d like. Of MICE and Women Desperate to get back home to babes Whose mouths have not tasted her milk in far too many days, Back to a husband too distraught to brush hair or tie shoelaces, Now unemployed, the nearly empty fridge...
I wrote this in 2011, and shared internally, but never published. As I’m really pushing myself to seek honesty & vulnerability through my words, it’s weird & interesting to see where my thinking has evolved & where I’ve been complacent. Hopefully soon, I’ll be working through how I now feel about each of the things below. Anyhoo, just so it exists somewhere: ...
The food movement has been slow to recognise the fact that worker rights and...– Know Your Food System: Indigenous Farmworkers in California – this ain’t livin’ (via sinshine)
Being strong doesn’t mean hiding your pain. It doesn’t mean forgoing help when...– Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement) Dag nabit tumblr…. (via thistr3reads)
bashbash iyo barwaaqo: i read so much theory that... →
barwaaqo: i read so much theory that sometimes i begin to think about the world in a very disconnected esoteric way. it is very disconcerting, this disenfranchisement that sometimes sets in between my lived experiences and my politics. i forget myself, i lose myself… but sometimes i find myself in a hot…
I have been loved and unloved and I am grateful because they both revealed my...– Indigo Williams (via thestufflifeismadeof)
Diaspora is simultaneously a state of being and a process of becoming, a kind of...– Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (via manufactoriel)
Rise Africa: 15-Year-Old African Kid Tells Madonna... →
Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told Madonna, one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to go and f*** herself, the local media are reporting exclusively. “Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do…
thisisnotafrica: saveafricaschildren: 1 out of every 6 children in Africa die before the age of 5. 1 out of every 6 children in Europe also die before the age of 5 the only difference is, the media isn’t obsessed with humiliating, exploiting, stereotyping, exotifying and ignoring the privacy of naked young white defenseless children in the name of ‘saving Europe’
I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know...– Anaïs Nin (via pakizah)
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the...– James Baldwin (via spokenwordacademy)
There is that great proverb - that until the lions have their own historians,...– Chinua Achebe (via jacobwren) -we are like lions. we are golden. we write to right things.-
Riding bikes everywhere? Using recyclable diapers? Carpooling? We’ve been doing...– My uncle, upon learning about America’s “new Green Movement”. Obviously, he’s not impressed. (via eastafrodite)
I don’t have a rubric for always knowing when and how, a lot of this is trial...– http://captainawkward.com/2013/04/17/468-and-469-hey-knock-it-off-or-constructive-conflict-continued/ (via scoutington)
loverofstories: I will never be a clean slate.
bashbash iyo barwaaqo: i think maybe it’s... →
barwaaqo: i think maybe it’s something we share, us immigrants, us children of immigrants, those of us thrown into diaspora, scattered across countries and continents with names we still struggle to pronounce, further from the heartland than our parents ever dreamed we’d end up. we spend so much time in…
sinidentidades: shoutout to all the queers that were too queer for the mainstream community to fuck with, fight for, or even recognize
poetsprologue: i fell in love with your lips; but despised them for the words you’d let slip through their cracks, like a careless killer with a stuttering trigger finger.
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m...– Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via weepycreep)
how i feel about when straight people try to...
magicalfeminist: atenineten: Learn what a “safe space” is. Then don’t get mad about it because, if you aren’t queer, you are prolly already safe from persecution and exclusion due to your sexuality. Don’t try to invade other people’s safe spaces. Try to make your spaces safer for them.
the bad dominicana: muckrakingiswomenswork:... →
muckrakingiswomenswork: Muckraking is women’s work: i have a banging headache and im not in the mood for your bullshit opinions on same sex marriage reblogging in response to every asshole flaming my inbox right now in summary i dont care and fuck you muckrakingiswomenswork: im not in the mood to give a fuck what straight people think about same sex marriage (is it me or is this term just...
Who is Danger Woman??: I get kinda irked by people... →
queeraztlan: I get kinda irked by people from outside Arizona who love to be all like “Fuck Arizona” and whatnot. Because like, what about those of us here who live here and are actually under attack? And most of those politicians and voters pushing this violent white supremacist homophobic/transphobic shit…
For me, queer theory is the emblematic example of how we say the value of what...– Melissa Harris-Perry (via teacakes) “Look how queer we can be and look at how valuable it is to take queerness and open up the very definition of what constitutes respectable and normal.” there it is (via ancestryinprogress)
Chinua Achebe :( #RIP
What does same-sex marriage do for homeless queer youth? What does it do for the...– (via iowaroots) YES! (via transgenderstudentlife) yesyesyesYES gahhhhhhh how can you WRITE ’who does all this same-sex marriage stuff really benefit’ god i can barely think oh wait who does all this same-sex marriage stuff really benefit? who does all this same-sex marriage stuff...