I have a lot of feelings about things. I'm in a lot of fandoms, but I'm also a strong feminist and a PoC. I believe in advocating. I don't believe "slacktivism" exists.Ask me anything
PROTECT and DEFEND trans women
if you put trans women in danger because you can’t help running your fucking mouth, you are the ENEMY and will be ERADICATED
if you are a cis person who scrolled past this without reblogging because you don’t feel like it’s a necessary message for your other cis friends to see, i want you to know you’ve made it that much harder to trust you
a cis person or a faab trans person ftr
I could argue that any negative reaction to my skin is a problem for others to grapple with and of no concern to me. I’ve tried that approach before; one memorable attempt ended with me being pulled out of my car by two police officers and handcuffed for the felonious infractions of having a blown headlight and insufficient self-abasement. It is an unspoken rule that blackness’ first and most important task is to make everyone feel safe from it. We ignore this mandate at our own peril, realizing that a simple misunderstanding is a life or death proposition.
Jonathan Ferrell ran towards police seeking help after a car accident and was given a hail of bullets for his troubles. Renisha McBride went in search of a Good Samaritan after her accident and a shotgun blast answered her knock. Teenager Trayvon Martin walked home with candy and tea and was greeted by the nervous trigger finger wrapped in an adult’s gun. Jordan Davis sat in a car outside a convenience store listening to music and a man who objected to the volume cut his life short with the boom of a firearm. The principal crime all of them committed, like countless others over the centuries, was being black and not sufficiently prostrating themselves to ensure the comfort of others. Theodore R. Johnson, “Black History Month Isn’t Making Life Better for Black Americans” (via thisiswhitehistory)
Since something on my dash made me think of this, on the very slim chance I ever get killed and martyred for a revolution, I want people to celebrate my death by taking care of small children, and making sure all children and people have enough to eat.
(But especially children have enough to eat. Because I’m towards children what Will Graham is towards dogs.)
I once had a guy tell me that he’d break up with me if I cut my hair. Later on, he claimed that his friends were saying that I looked like a lesbian and that I should wear more dresses and skirts because that’s what girls “should” wear. After all of that, I was the one who broke up with him.
(submitted by pavlovs-pussy)