Like it’s really infuriating that femininity is mostly only glorified and worshipped and considered valid and subversive and sexually appealing when it’s happening on the masculine, normatively attractive, muscled body of a man for whom femininity is not a normal part of their everyday life.
i wish there were more movies about queer chican@s
watching mosquita y mari was too real
it spoke to me on so many levels
and i left it feeling validated, visible, and satisfied
is this how white queers feel about most new queer cinema???
must be nice.
I would have so much more respect for the people that preach these “decolonize your mind” messages if they got off their high horses and admitted that their minds also suffer from the very evils that they preach against and were more honest about their currently being in the act of decolonization. because setting your mind free is an everyday struggle, an ongoing struggle. and the person who thinks that they’re completely free is fooling themselves and doesn’t need to be attempting to teach anyone anything when they themselves have so so soooo much more to learn
for folks living in U.S. you cannot have a mind that is completely “decolonized.” colonization is a structure, not an event. living in a settler colonial state means that this structure conditions your everyday. to romanticize a “decolonized mind” is to be complicit; it is an attempt to reconcile settler inheritance of indigenous lands. alsoooo, the project of decolonization should not be limited to freeing your consciousness. native activists & scholars have notes that this is a metaphorization of decolonization that (again) facilitates a reconciled settler subjectivity while leaving intact the material conditions of colonization.
If every self-absorbed white missionary spent time in their own countries, doing work to help the poor and the marginalized
real work, volunteering in schools
volunteering to clean up streets
showing people kindness and real christian virtue
instead of going on glorified vacations and posing with asian, brown, and black children
maybe then I would support their stupid fucking fundraisers
maybe then white folks wouldn’t be so clueless about how people live
in their own cities and neighborhoods
I always have a hard time believing that white people are the majority in this country.
this is my land. my grandma’s land. my ancestor’s land. when i think of the USA I think of North America, not White America. I think of all the brown faces I grew up with and the beautiful Mexican and Native Athabaskan cultures i was born into. i refuse to believe that white people run the USA. i know it’s true, i know they run a lot of shit all over the world, but in my brain, heart, and collective knowledge from generations of being Native to this land, I know that this country is not White America.
I have a hard time believing that my people won’t be reclaiming land that was once, and always will be, ours.