Concern trolling – which is the act of a person participating “in a debate posing as an actual or potential ally who simply has concerns they need answered before they will ally themselves with a cause” – is something we see all too often…
At best, the messages we receive from those who surround us are that it is incredibly rare to be safe and accepted as a queer or trans person, when it should be appreciated and celebrated.
Our identities are not curiosities, small talk, talking points, or tokens. You don’t know what our backgrounds mean to us.
Cuando el gobierno habla de leyes que legislan sobre nuestros cuerpos, tenemos que recordar que sin importar cuánto nos digan que nuestra existencia es “ilegal”, se equivocan. Hemos viajado tanto, y luchado contra tantos obstáculos, que nuestra existencia no solo es válida sino que es el poderoso producto de nuestro viaje.
How can I fault a body that someone, sometime, thought divine? I found a new way to think about my body as holy.
Often times instead of challenging notions of body terrorism, visibility that focuses primarily on the smallest—and therefore most privileged—group of people can re-create what fatness should look like, re-stigmatizing those fat people who don’t look this way.
In many ways a lot of people forget that young people can be chronically ill or chronically in pain.
“I’m sorry” doesn’t always mean “I apologize.” It can mean many things.
Through spending time alone and becoming my own best friend, I realized that I deserved better than the men who didn’t care if I had an orgasm, the men who didn’t care if I consented, the men who lied to me about their relationship status. And, while I continue on my journey towards unending and unconditional self-love, I will add to the list of things I am worthy of.
I don’t want to continue living a life that refuses to acknowledge all the other parts of me, the parts that aren’t white. I want to regain my pride in all of it.
É isto que é o Feminismo Imperial, também conhecido, mais corretamente, por Orientalismo de Gênero. É o tipo de feminismo centrado em narrativas brancas que oblitera a agência das mulheres que não o são. Coloca o ocidente num pedestal de empoderamento de gênero ignorando assim a misoginia sistemática das nações ocidentais.
It is never easy, but it is necessary for men to understand that it is completely common to feel ashamed of their bodies, and to know that there are non-destructive ways to overcome that shame.
For many centuries, Jews were not considered white or European at all. We were considered Other. We were racialized as Jews. But white Jews who live in America now benefit through an external identification with those who have historically oppressed us.
I might be having the best gender day in the world, feel secure and confident in myself, and have it not matter at all because I have an interaction where I am misgendered. However, for many other trans people, especially women and people of color, whether voluntary or forced, disclosing one’s transness or being perceived as transgender can have deadly consequences. How can we change that?
In order to challenge racism and achieve racial justice, we must have more explicit conversations about race, its construction, and its influence on our world. We must acknowledge the ways in which race and white supremacy contribute to and propels forward body terror and violence targeting communities of color, which includes queer folks, trans folks, dis/abled folks and so on, every single day.