Reposted from @madre_tonantzin Lmao so someone reported this to @instagram and had it taken down. Imagine thinking a joke about white people is even remotely the same thing as the actual racism POC experience. Hey @instagram how does this violate community guidelines yet you guys still let white supremacist keep their racist stuff up? 🤔 This stupid little meme says nothing but truths . #whitesupremacy being upheld by ig
Saw on @_aliencry story feed, reposting from @jlcreator . The system was not made for us- it was made, built and maintained to oppress and degrade us. So when we aspire to be accepted at that table for fame, accolades, capital and being “the one” to be brought into their colonial, imperial fold as representation of others... check it- check the ego, check the attachment to the Colonized, check your savior mentality, check how they are setting you up to stand in false superiority, advancement and ability. Become representation, and they’ll have you working to make this system serve our people- attempting to reform what will never be ours. We need radical change ya’ll- we can’t give our dreams up to be molded by the systems that imprison us in an illusionary world that keeps Colonial rule intact, and puts a limit to our liberation. Don’t be satisfied with the setup they have built. That makes us believe there is not room for every voice to be amplified, that makes us think that when we have a platform it’s because we deserve it more than others. That we worked for it, hustled harder in the systems to be that representation. Don’t be fooled by the hype. They are still selling us scarcity and making us fight for a seat at their table. Diverse representation, Diversity hires, Diversity and inclusion, Are policies and systems that trick our own people into upholding systems of oppression that prolong our indentured servitude to Colonial Powers and have us at the mic believing that their platforms of visibility will free us, when in truth those structures continue to feed capital and ego driven supremacy that ultimately contributes to structures of oppression maintaining poverty, war, slavery and genocide on ourselves. #falserepresentation #diversityhires #diversity #diversityandinclusion #fuckcolonisation #decolonisation #radicalchange #liberation #resist #resistance #untilwearefree #humility #decolonisingself #decolonisethemind #freeyourmind
PSA Stigmatising language reinforces negative stereotypes, so here are some person-centered language alternatives that focus on people, not their substance use.
I googled lip fillers today 😭
Someone wore a shirt with a Bali-based animal welfare organisation logo on it at work the other day, and the white lady sitting next to me lolled and said, "is that to stop them eating dogs". . Tell me again that it's PoC who have the "us vs them mentality". . Footnote: she then went on to talk about how she loves eating lamb. True story. Shut up, Amanda.
Omg omg omg omg omg omg my face is on the rainbow serpent website ^_^ Hehe, yay! I'm also working at The Nest, which is a safe space for people who have experienced gender based violence, and is geared towards being a space primarily for cis women, trans women and men, gender non-conforming folks, and queer people. It's not open to cis men unless they're allies. 2019 you are DEEEELIVERING 👌 . Just super grateful to be able to provide healing services and hold space for/trip sit people at a festival that 20k people attend 😇 . Also just wanna s/o to rainbow for changing the name of one of their markets when I emailed them advising that the word g*psy is an ethnic slur and not appropriate if they wish to be inclusive. They're now called Nomad Stalls 🙌🙌🙌 (free PSA, you're welcome).
*TW* rape, suicide . I went to the cops about my gang rape in 2001 last month. Didn't tell anyone, just went and did it. When nobody really understands, I find things easier to just do myself. Instead of getting sad about that, I'm finding strength in my solitude and reminding myself that I DO have a best friend, and that that person is me. . The officer was really nice and she spoke with me about feminism (without actually using that word) for some time after I made my report. It was nice of her to do so. I don't speak to anyone about this, I just make these insta posts, lol. So thanks for being here, you're all unpaid therapists and deserve recognition 💜 . Yesterday I finally got my furniture back, after living without most of it since I attempted suicide in August. Life is getting back on track and that's really nice. I cried a few times because I'm tired and frustrated but self-harm didn't cross my mind, which is an indicator of how much better I'm doing. . Always remember to celebrate the small victories 💜 they're so important.
Who knows this bro? . I was indicating to park and saw him carrying on in my rear vision mirror because I didn't park quickly enough. . I gave him the finger as he drove past bc, fuck him and his aggression. Nek minnit, he has tried to pull up beside me, but I reversed into another car spot. So he pulled over and parked SPECIFICALLY to get out of his car and have a verbal confrontation with me. I hurt his fragile bro feelings. Imagine pulling over to park on a 38 degree day bc someone in another car who you saved your arms at and stared down gave you the finger. . This is the video of the latter half of him taking time out of his day to get in my face. . Why were his eyes not on the road? Why did he feel the need to peer into my car and stare me down? How could he have seen me flip him the bird if he were watching the road, or even the direction in which he was driving? . @ the end he calls me a feminist lesbian, which indicates his type of toxic bro-ness, and that he probably hasn't had anyone touch his dick since 1992, hence his aggravation. News alert, feminist lesbian is not an insult. Homophobia and patriarchal, aggressive, toxic masculinity in a shit shirt 😂 . Someone do me a favour and #doxthecunt 😊
I think I'm going to make this IG account to track my daily navigation of white supremacy | whiteness | white fragility. I encounter it almost every day. At work, in personal relationships, on social media. It's like playing plants vs Zombies and there are cactus mines everywhere. . Anyway I set up a new ig bc this one gets shadowbanned a lot but I cbf doing the work to get that new one going. And all my IG friends are on this one :) I've missed you! . Update with me, I have spent the past month or so trying not to think about suicide. Escaping every now and then with a number of substances. It's manageable though, and I've always been a high-functioning unwell person, so, much the same. New job assisting people experiencing homelessness is excellent. So, there are good things. I'm just fucking sad and goddamn lonely as hell. . Love you 💜 hope life is treating you fabulously 💋🌴🌅👌😇🌟
👀 #freethenipplemovement #fuckthezuck . I had some cis guy walking behind me after work the other day. Nek minnit he's interrupting me to make me engage with him. I clearly wasn't interested. He persisted and started talking to me about how I "had some cool tattoos", etc etc. Fucking standard. I know he wants something and I'm not here to talk to strange men because they're dangerous, so I stop walking. Another indication I wasn't interested. "aren't you walking this way?", He says. Obviously I was, because that's the direction I was heading in. So I obliged (frustratingly!) and finally he tries to get me to exchange details and introduces himself as a budding tattoo artists who will, "do the work at your (my) house". . Men will do anything to fucking barge their way in, without first ascertaining whether or not they or their advances are even slightly welcome. On the street, in DMs. Women are so conditioned to obliging, we often suffer incredibly uncomfortably, in silence, until the interaction is over. Women have been conditioned to be accepting and tolerant of such behaviour because of social norms and overt violence directed at us on the occasions that we refuse to engage or accommodate these men. Too many women have been murdered for refusing the advances of men, for us not to consider our safety as the first and foremost thing when dealing with this shit on the street. . F U C K. O F F. . D1ck is low quality and in abundance. We don't fucking need you barging your way into our personal spaces. We'll let you know if you're required, or wanted.
🍪 I'm a milk biscuit 🍪
Someone once called me a slut for having a tattoo on my inner thigh 😂😪 . Also, 🐞 . Adding to this that after I was gang r*ped in high school, the girlfriends of some of the guys who r*ped me used to call me a slut (a lot!). So, when this girl said this to me, it kind of threw me back to that point in time. I didn't know how to react but oh mate I'm fuckin ready now 👀
Rainbow 2019 🌈 we ready
Ate, @eleanorpendleton paki tignan mo ito. . Myself and @aussiesofcolour were blocked and had our comments deleted by @gritty_pretty yesterday. All we did to warrant being blocked was mention the word "diversity". It speaks volumes to an IG account/online magazine publication's prerogative when comments from racial minorities are blocked and deleted. . @gritty_pretty you can block this account but you cannot delete my words here, no matter how much this triggers your racism. @eleanorpendleton paki respeto iyong mga kumare mo and address the silencing of brown people and womxn by your publication. Hindi kami sana'y sa being silenced on issues that affect us. Nakakainis talaga. . #racism #racisminthemedia #silencing