It’s the fact that whenever I’ve said “my girlfriend and I,” it’s interpreted as “my girl friend and I” rather than “my partner and I.” It’s the fact that, sometimes, it feels like I have to come out to people twice.
Here are some signs that you may be “performing activism” when you’re trying to hold someone accountable – and how to refocus on the bigger picture instead.
I can’t help but compare my relationship with my mother to that of Black folks’ relationship with white America and white supremacy. Black folks are the battered children of the relationship, and white supremacy and all those who prop it up are the abusive parents.
In this life your purpose is not dependent on your productivity, on how much labor you can perform. You do not have to be useful. You do not exist to be used.
Las que voy a exponer a continuación ni siquiera son las peores, solo son las más reveladoras de los perjuicios escondidos que hay contra las personas bi.
Marginalized people are constantly left out of eating disorder conversations.
In a culture that has a hard time seeing those with disabilities as sexual beings, it’s important to be able to see ourselves that way.
This article was originally published on Medium under the title “How Do We Hold Each Other Accountable When We Mess Up?” and is republished with permission. It’s hard work being accountable. It’s even harder holding […]
25 Ways I Was Granted White Male Privilege After I Transitioned – and Why ALL Men Must Speak Up Against Sexism
I was being treated better by everyday America because people were reading me as a young, white, straight (?!) male. And I recognized many new privileges that came my way because of it.
Black Folks Deserve Rest and Relaxation: 10 Acts of Self-Care to Exorcise White Supremacy From Your Black Body
You have the right to ‘indulge’ in the escapes from this cumulative stress Black people face. Escapism from racial trauma is valid.
Were you intentional in countering the messaging I’d get from the outside world when you’d talk to me? I never heard you say a negative thing about your body, not once.
Nuestro deseo y lo deseados por otras personas que podemos ser, no es algo que se refiera solo a con quien tenemos o queremos tener sexo, o con qué frecuencia se tiene. Tiene también que ver sobre el cómo tratamos al resto de las personas.
While it’s important for all folks to stop centering the emotions of white people in our activism and in our lives, it’s also important for you, and all white people, to be able to process your emotions.
I had learned my people’s history growing up, the violence we had faced time and time again, but it had always seemed far removed, a thing of the past. Now it was a possibility in my present.
I’ll never know what type of man I would have been if I didn’t live in this disabled body. I’ll never know how my relationship with my world, as a disabled person, would be different if I were cis.