I was honored when undocuqueer artivist Julio Salgado emailed me about wanting to collaborate on a project about my biggest influences. He drew portraits of me embracing my heroes, and I provided words about their significance in my life.
These images moved me to tears, and I am grateful to Julio for creating them with me.
Audre Lorde was the first black lesbian feminist writer I was exposed to in college, and she blew my world up. Her body of work, from her poetry to her prose, pushed me to transform silence and define myself.
I first read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in the 10th grade, and Maya Angelou pushed me to make freedom my lifelong quest. She wrote about being a black girl who was touched without permission and protection, and it emboldened me to share my most uncomfortable truths.
Our elders are our greatest untapped resource, and Sylvia is my blueprint. Without the work and legacies of my foremothers (including Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy!) I could not and would not be able to thrive as a young trans woman writer of color.
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Without Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” there would be no “Redefining Realness.” Zora was a revolutionary woman and writer. She centered a black woman’s quest for identity and love, making Janie Crawford my No. 1 heroine. This book is a lifemap!
I adore no man more than James Baldwin. I’ve devoured all his writings and find myself seeking his guidance by watching footage of his interviews. There is no better orator and thinker than Baldwin. He slays, all day, every day.
Image description: Tweet from Marlee Matlin, “Only in Hollywood is my interpreter counted as a ‘guest’ for a pre-Oscar party saying I can’t bring anyone else. Wise up. It’s called access”
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)
The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover
White people will do anything to avoid having to admit that black built amazing structures like those in Egypt.
They be like:
"WOW, these are amazing….welp had to have been white people because even though Egypt is in Africa and there are literally zero traces of white people anywhere near here, and we haven’t found a single white looking person in the tombs or in the writing on the wall, black people could not have accomplished this much amazing. So white people must have came over, built them than disappeared into thin air. Logic."
No one said white people built Egypt, just Egyptians.
White people say whites built Egypt at least 8 times a day. Miss me with that bullshit.
Linkage? Because there’s only one erroneous claim I see made about Egyptians that doesn’t come from the early 20th century, and that isn’t it.
What are you talking about. I don’t hoards links to the hundreds of shitty white people i see on this site claiming that Egyptians are white. Go find them yourself, i’m not your google. I don’t need to “prove” my experiences to you.
Saying they were not “black” (as in subsaharan African in appearance) by modern standards is not the same thing as saying they were white.
and that’s not what people said. black doesn’t have one appearance. Egyptians are fucking black, get over it. stop fighting so hard to claim shit that aint yours. and get the fuck off my post with your white supremacist bullshit.
You can go fuck yourself if you’re going to try to sensationalize what I say with tumblr buzzwords. The consensus among anthropologists is that ancient Egyptians were ethnically related to Berbers and Nubians. Another consensus among anthropologists is that modern-day distinctions of race are arbitrary and have no validity in classifying people from antiquity, but if we’re going to be discussing this, no, they would not be the dark-skinned people tumblr wants them to be. North Africa is absolutely *African*, and ethnically diverse, but largely phenotypically distinct from Southern Africa. They are *NOT* white either, but there are more distinctions in the world than black/white (though none with any basis in science).
you do know there is such thing as light skin black people right? they are still BLACK, black does not mean dark skin. African people are fucking black, you idiot. whether light skin or dark skin, they are BLACK. black people are literally the FIRST people on earth, life started in africa and it didn’t start with white people. No where on tumblr did anyone say they were dark skin blacks, we said BLACK. Do you even know what black means? black is a very broad umbrella term for anyone of african decent. Honestly there is fucking proof all over Egypt
do those look like white people to you?
oh look more brown people
shocker! more fucking brown people
You can try and sit here and talk anthropology all you want, but the Egyptians made it pretty fucking clear what their people looked like.
And you’re on MY post sweetie, you don’t get to tell me to go fuck myself when YOU inserted yourself into MY post.
No one? Well, I’m going to hold myself to the same standard as you by not taking the time to dig up a link, but the original claim that dragged me into this whole bullshit charade was that they were specifically dark-skinned black people and that art had been intentionally altered to display lighter skin tones/had typically “black” noses removed to hide their blackness, when most of N Africa is phenotypically different from the rest of Africa. Egyptians are phenotypically closer to Berber people than to subsaharan peoples.
And again, I never said they were white. Reading comprehension.
Then why the are you still talking?
Who invited you anyway?
I’m convinced you just want to argue then when shit gets hot, retract all statements, log out and go hide in a corner
I haven’t retracted a single statement. Again, thanks for playing.
Where is this statement that states they were dark skin? You talk about reading comprehension yet i don’t see that statement anywhere. You are equating BLACK with DARK, which is false.
LMFAO didn’t i tell y’all he was going to try and make an excuse for why the Egyptians portrayal of themselves is inaccurate because white people said so?
omg look at this fucking white boy: ”24. M. MISANTHROPIST, POSITIVIST, ATHEIST.”
AND he said “thanks for playing”.
you can’t make this shit up. bc if you did it would inevitably be based on at least 1000 fuckboys you’ve met.
i’d be laughing if this weren’t the sort of motherfucker out there teaching teaching in our schools.
The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.
Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.
THIS GOES BOTH WAYS.
So hiring a white person with a criminal record is more desirable than hiring a Black person without one? Never would’ve guessed…
this is what we mean when we say ALL white people have white privilege. whether you’re rich, poor, a criminal, uneducated or anything else. a white criminal has a better chance at getting a call back then a black person with no criminal record. shut the fuck up next time you wanna talk to us about privilege.
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!
The 16-year-old Jasmine Thar was shot and killed in the front yard of a Chadbourn home on December 23, 2012. The Killer James Blackwell, 23 year old White Man, who lived across the street, says his 700 Remington Rifle went off without pulling the trigger. Jasmine was in the car with her mother and the bullet actually hit both of them. Jasmine would die from the bullet wound. The investigation determined that the death was the product of an “accidental discharge”. When the investigators searched James Blackwell’s (The Killer) home they found Confederate flags and NAZI memorabilia. As of now they are saying James Blackwell WILL NOT be arrested.It think ridiculous is an understatement for how disheartening these “Investigation conclusions” are. I will say this again stemming from my last post. THE RESPECT AND CARE FOR BLACK DEATH IS NON-EXISTENT. I used to scratch my head in frustration trying to figure out how much more obvious something needs to be for them to get that it was a Race Crime. Then realized that I was naive, they can see exactly what I see but their intention was to justify the crime not to punish the Criminal. How can you possibly expect her family to accept that she was killed by some guys rifle by accident? Is this a hunting area? This is so sad and such bullshit. White people kill blacks and know that the Police will give them “The benefit of the doubt”, Unwritten Rules: When you’re BLACK you’re GUILTY until PROVEN innocent, when you’re WHITE you’re INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. You never hear of black people “accidentally” killing white people. Why? Because Black people know the POLICE, The prosecution, and White folks won’t tolerate it. We can get Killed by Zimmerman’s or Blackwells and they courts will take the side of the killer because of Privilege. Furthermore these BLACK DEATHS ARE A CONTINUOUS PATTERN.
People desperately want to feel like RACISM doesn’t exist and is a thing of the past. Some people do not want to acknowledge racism. They ignore it and try to look at things from perspectives far from racism no matter if it’s right in their face. Lets get this clear ignoring racism and avoiding it in itself is RACIST. You are an enabler of Racism, just like someone who is aware of but quiet about another being raped, mistreated, ETC…Then people want to call you racist for pointing out some racist shit.Black people have to stop being bamboozled by the “reports” and the media. Their agenda is always in favor of the agenda of the courts. Don’t allow their propaganda to desensitize you about something you Feel in your heart is Wrong. We cannot just pray about change ACTION is required. Blacks need to ORGANIZE and plan because this can happen to anyone of us at anytime.I know "The Overseers" are going to come out and say “Well we kill each other everyday, why should we care about that?” Well that is true but does that justify Hate crimes by other races? Every race in the world “Kills each other everyday” This post is about the Death of Jasmine Char and the mistreatment of her case. If you can’t understand that it’s not for you or your type of person."Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them"~~Assata Shakur
Written By @Solar_InnerG
OMFG this shit is disgusting
somebody asked me what i thought of r/theredpill. these screenshots took me about ten whole minutes to get, so you can just see the absolute wonderful people you can meet on this subreddit.
please note what has been up voted and what has been down voted . just a lovely bunch of human beings. can’t wait to be besties with these obvious bros
WOW these poor Nice Guys, not getting laid or treated as superior to women! And it’s because evil feminists are getting their way. This has nothing to do with the boiling sewage that makes up their personalities! Defend Nice Guys!