"As gay men, we should be using our access and our privilege to speak to other men about our behaviour. We should not be using the #MeToo movement as a way to discuss and dissect the situations in which women find themselves and how they choose to get out of or through them.
To absolve ourselves of any responsibility for the behaviour of other men, or to disavow our
man-ness because of our gay-ness is a gross disservice to our sisters and siblings. We need to understand that we are not without fault, and that, while our intersecting identities often place us in similar spaces to women, we are still prone to elbowing our way past those women in defense of other men." – Josh Rivers | to read 'Gay Men need to be better allies to women combating male violence', visit blackyouthproject.com 👨🏿💻👩🏿💻//
One of the things people say to exclude trans people from segregated spaces and facilities is that ‘male bodies’ pose a threat to women and it’s usually followed on by sweeping generalisations about how trans women are socialised as men. Such claims ignore the lived experiences of trans women and trans feminine people, but many trans women have been living the vast majority of their lives openly as women (especially the younger generation). It doesn’t take into account how trans women and trans feminine people respond to socialisation, and how society respondended to them prior to coming out. Many trans women will tell you how they never conformed to gender expectations in terms of behaviour and expression, which led to them being marginalised and harassed. Their experiences of life are therefore very different to cis men. If we want to talk about these topics, we need to look into the lived experiences of actual people, and stop assuming all trans people have the same level of privilege as the few famous and wealthy American trans people we see in the media. #trans#transgender#nonbinary#transfeminine#nonbinarytrans#transandinked#transandshirtless#thisiswhattranslookslike#thisiswhatnonbinarylookslike#transisbeautiful#queer#lgbt#lgbtqia#gender#genderrolesaredead#feminist#queerfeminist#transfeminist
Do not miss the best party of this autumn! Join Escoria, the newest episode of @kuntemporary’s legendary DEEP TRASH, our celebration of the Spanish speaking/Latinx worlds with so much amazing art and music from all over. More info at @deeptrashclub and the link in its bio. BE THERE!! 💃🏼
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A huge thanks to @fabfeministart Magazine for including Spectrum South co-founders @kelsey0610 and @megan_elizabeth_smith in your Feminist Movers, Makers, & Shakers series! Check out the full interview at fabulouslyfeminist.com. 👯♀️
I’m so humbled by this review of my podcast, Live A Conscious Life. I’m also always humbled and thrilled when friends listen to my podcast and tell me how much they’re getting out of it. It makes me so happy. Often times, I ask Spirit to speak through me to say what folks need to hear. If I listened to my old mind, or the one I’m still training rather, then I would never share my voice or thoughts with the world. Thankfully, my desire and heart are much stronger and I’ve done a bunch of mindset work and healing of perfectionism to be visible and show up consistently on my podcast. I’m so glad it resonates with folks because it’s one of my favorite things to do. THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of my listeners. I SO appreciate you listening, and I’m so grateful it’s supporting you in some way.
And, if you’re new to me and don’t know about my podcast yet, it’s called Live A Conscious Life all about mind, body, intuition and justice but I’m changing the subtitle to “Personal Growth From A Queer Feminist’s Persoective.” You can subscribe on iTunes or CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO LISTEN TO MY LATEST EPISODE on my website. Hopefully, it’s your jam too💋🌴
Hey people! Eat my fear are looking for a new bass player. If you can identify with things like animal rights/veganism, being drug free, queer_feminism, anti-racism and are up to play music with us, let us know. We are excited to get to know you! #queerfeminist#hardcorepunk
We start rehearsals for MORAL PANIC in less than two months and we are VERY BLOODY EXCITED ABOUT IT!
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Eat my fear are looking for a new bass player. If you can identify with things like animal rights/veganism, being drug free, queer_feminism, anti-racism and are up to play music with us, let us know. We are excited to get to know you! #queerfeminist#punk#hardcore#positivehardcore
The first Sunday of the month of August is the day we have learnt to celebrate as the day of friendship. Friendship, one of the most cherished relationships one can have in life.
But for queer individuals, does it mean anything different? Often lacking any support from natal families, dealing with a world with several hostilities, does friendship help them better to sail through such odds?
Would you like to share your thoughts on How important is friendship to you as a queer individual?
Write to us in 100 words at email@example.com by 15th of August, 2018 along with a photo of yours or anything that represents you.
We will feature your story!
Happy #feministfriday , friends!
We like to think that there are inherent or "original" genders because we've been taught to think and believe in the gender binary. We've been taught that gender is essential to who we are, that we just are "women" and "men". Because of this, we think in binaries and believe that there is an "opposite sex". What if there is no "opposite sex"? What if "woman" and "man" is not what REALLY defines you at your core? Not that you can't reclaim these identities if you so choose, but what if there is no "original copy" of gender? No "original copy" of being human?
Listen to my latest podcast episode for more!
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Let me know what you think of the episode 💋