Last night, I posted this TikTok (peep my amazing hair) and later it was removed because it supposedly violated community standards, and yet look at some of the comments. ✌🏽 non-Natives were really pressed about the video and here I looked amazing and was celebrating Indigenous resilience against colonialism. • I’m sharing it here to highlight the continuous silence that many Native // Indigenous Peoples face. Also, please know that the Mashpee Wampanoag are still fighting against the colonizer’s presidential administration. • #dinéaesthetics#diné#navajo#native#nativeamerican#indigenous#resilience#resistance#thanksgiving#thankstaking#genocide#tiktok
Hey guys!, here it is my Modern Princess Leia, totally feeling the star wars vibes this month, I hope you like it!. This is part of current rewards at my Patreon https://patreon.com/fdasuarez ,Video Process, High Res file, PSD file & more. Cheers!
Have you noticed this? You change and your family or other group resists, wanting you to go back to how you were? Family systems (collections of people used to functioning together) try to stay the same at all times. They fall into habits and set patterns of behaviour. When one part of the system tries to change, the system pushes back. The system doesn't want change. It wants to stick to what it knows so It tries to get the change maker to back down. To slip back into its previous behaviour. (If you have watched my video series on making change you will notice that this is similar to the way our brains resist change). It may seem weird that I can make a blanket statement like this. Especially as I don't know your system. However, I have seen this time and time again in my life and in my clinic. I have seen people making change, growing. Then seen the other people around them resisting this, either explicitly or in subtle ways. It is normal and it is something we have to be mindful of as we grow. We need to prepare for this, knowing that if people push back it isn't because we are doing the wrong thing. If you are changing, if you are growing, it is ok. You are doing the right thing. If your friends and/or family push back, recognise this is a normal (if frustrating) part of the process. Stick to your guns. Remind yourself of why you are doing what you are doing. Take a breath and carry on. You have got this. p.s. This comment refers to any kind of family system - Meaning your relatives-based family system or any other group that functions like a family community. [Image description: Family systems don't want to change. When one person tries to, the system will resist. Dr Soph xx] #toyou#emotionalwounds#childhood#caregivers#healing#pain#parents#healingfromchildhood#family#systemstheory#resistance#earlytrauma#rejection#attachment#grieving#movingon#ahardtruth#anxiety#fear
Too often we come home demoralized by the oppression we see every day. We want to do more to fight back against the inertia that allows oppression to exist. Sometimes we are able to do more — often we’re not. In this three part series we want to explore what it means to constantly come up against our capacity. We want to expand on how positioning oppression as something individuals can or should dismantle alone is a trap wielded to maintain the violence we resist. We want to identify how our willingness to make a difference in the world is used to beat us into submission by constantly refunneling our energy into hierarchies that don’t deviate from the status quo but rather reinforce it. And finally, we want to share how we’ve navigated the sadness we’ve felt both inside and outside movement spaces, and share some lessons we are carrying forward. ✨ Stay tuned for Part II and Part III (to be posted tomorrow and next Sunday). We felt it would be too text heavy to post all three parts at once, but if you prefer longform reading we will be making these pieces available on a website and by PDF, so stay tuned for that. Shoutout to @thecomradecloset for co-writing sections of this series too. ✨ #stayautonomous#resistance#liberation#education#settlercolonialism#abolishempire#futurism#depression#mentalhealth