🦅 effort: there’s no such thing as “effortless” allyship. yesterday was #indigenouspeoplesday & as a lenape native myself, i’ve been cycling thru mixed feelings towards white activism, particularly in queer lgbtqia+ spaces. there is no ‘safe space’ from the trauma of racism. a few weeks ago, a longtime mutual of mine (a white, disabled nonbinary individual) reshared a tweet, adding an uneducated claim that the concept of reparations is inherently racist...yeah i know, right? when i called them out using informed arguments about generational poverty, wage discrimination, & the horrors of forced assimilation that black & indigenous communities fight every day, i was answered with a smug retort that the anger i feel, the anger that i used to educate them, is an overreaction. the screenshots are here, & i won’t be editing out their usernames to protect them from accountability for their words. i’ll say it, i’m sick of holding allies’ hands. i’m done with white gaslighting. i’m tired of tone-policing. i’m over respectability politics. where were you when i shared the image/info of our missing native relatives, did you reblog it? when our tribes rallied to save our familial lands from the hands of corporate possession, did you show up? when we mourned for our elders’ innocence on orange shirt day, did you grieve with us? if you wanna support us, be here for us all year long! this is prompt no.14 for a series of pieces inspired by @bopolena’s body positive inktober challenge! ________ image description: a picture of jubilee’s medicine bag, a small brain-tanned leather pouch ornamented with two sinew strands of pink seed pearls pulled through the purple quahog sewed to its front. it hangs elegantly off their neck onto the golden yellow sweater they wear. illustrated in the margins of the image is the phrase “no more effortless allyship”, handwritten in a bold, blood red font. the picture of the medicine pouch cuts through the words
The past 3.5 weeks have been unlike any other in our 11 years together. We are working as a complementary unit but we have to split our activities to juggle the baby, pets, work, and our home. We don’t get much time to cuddle, snuggle up with just each other, or even really be awake when it’s just us two. ✨ Our hearts are totally smitten with the precious lump that is Rosalia, but it’s definitely an adjustment after a decade of just being obsessed with each other. ✨ I’m grateful for any moment - no matter how quick - where we can connect just the two of us! ✨ Ti amo per sempre 💖💖💖
Guess what!! I got a model for my 10/10 choker, the lovely @safebispace 💖💖💖 if liking girls is a sin I'm going to heck . You could ask for one exactly like it if you go back a few posts and comment on my giveaway, OR you can buy it 20% off now through 10/24!
Hi friends! Thank you SO very much for engaging with my videos and joining me on this journey for a more joyful, loving, pleasure-centered life. Because you deserve to feel good and enjoy your time on earth. And even when you’re not feeling good, or you’re struggling to appreciate yourself, I promise that there are other people out there loving you wholly, fully, and waiting to express it. If you don’t feel that love externally, your spirit, your higher self is waiting for the opportunity to unleash some deep self love. Be open to it. The better you know yourself, the more you appreciate yourself for who you are, the sooner you will meet people who can love you similarly. Further, the more open you will be to seeing other people’s truth and beauty, to loving them for who they are. Then you guys can create your own universe of love, of care, of mutual aid and healing. The glow-up ain’t nearly as fun or empowering when you’re doing it alone or with the wrong folks for you. But when you have real friends, real love, authentic relationships, honey the stars in the sky will be twinkling at your toes and cheering on your ascent. Auntie Nessa is rooting for you!! This post is the intro to my talk. Check it out then check out the next post for some series how-to’s. Love you!!! #joy#blackwitch#blackgirlmagic#healing#love#feminism#womanism#blackwoman#healer#blackhealer#queer#queerblackwoman#femme#queerfemme#fat#fatliberation#fatfemme#queerblackfemme#oakland#liberation#ugly#uglystudies#selflove#reclaimugly#smashthepatriarcy#abundance#disabilityjustice#socialjustice#spirituality#empowerment
What are the first two things you see when you look at me? 😎 #titsandteeth -👙🦷-😬-🦷👙- I’m still recovering from the most ultimate @atlantapride weekend EVER 🌈💋. I feel like I need to take an extended recovery nap so I can snuggle @everyheadismycanvas and our puppy Prince 🐕 for *at least* the next 72 hours. #dreamingofsleep
DON'T BELIEVE IN NEVER 🏈 If there's one thing recent Finals series have shown us, it's that what you thought could 'never' happen – will probably happen. A new era of dominance? An unexpected Premier? A lengthy drought ending? A first ever Premiership? You just never know. ✊ The Toyota AFL Finals are here and one team is going to write a new story – Don't miss your chance to be there to witness it. Happy Friday before Grand Final Day 🤩 #rainbowroo#aflgrandfinal2019