THAT THING WHERE I THROW CHICKEN BONES AND SCREAM ABOUT HOW MUCH I CANT STAND WHITE QUEENS …
I was just gonna write a post from scratch by itself, but Juliana’s reaction is a short version of what I’m feeling after last night’s shennanigans, so I’mma use her words to…
Go read this whole post. It is all kinds of important when talking about the spaces we create. SO IMPORTANT.
someone who gets….that they will never get it.
‘tis the key to owning white privilege, me thinks.
please read this (by clicking ‘read more’) if you’ve got the time. it’s definitely worth it and definitely good to hear things articulated that i tend to think in my head but don’t articulate often (oh hey there privilege).
CALL for participants
Recipes for the People: Documentary seeking contributors
(please circulate widely)
Looking for QTPGNCTSPOCs and of mixed ancestry passionate about food and social change! (Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, Two-Spirit, People of Color, Mixed Ancestry) Due to lack of financial and physical access, participants must be located in the NYC area!
From colonizers & grandmothers
To body image & food deserts
Of health & history
For blessings & community
Sharing our tables & stories Recipes for the People
COMING SOON A people of color’s history of food
We’re looking for new contributors to work with Recipes for the People (RFP). If you care about food, how it shifts you, your communities, and this world, consider a contribution. If you grow food, passionately make food, write about food, and if food is intrinsically part of your collective/political/artistic/spiritual practice, part of a liberation process, then we would love to talk with you!
Recipes for the People (RFP) is in the process of working on a documentary that focuses on POC/native/two-spirit/mixed mostly* queer ans trans people, and their relationship to food—- making, growing, eating, culture, action.
we will be shooting end of AUGUST 2011- SEPT 2011. if you or someone you know is interested, please have them email: email@example.com or call: (773) 814-6503 no later than 8/22/2011.
Priority will be for QTGNCTSPOC people who understand the intersections of ability, race, sexuality, size, class, gender, religious/spiritual affiliation, nation of origin, age, citizenship status, and many other identities.
I’d love to see some friends in here so reblog, get involved if you fall within the community defined.
bell hooks (via queeraspie)
This is like the most beautiful summation of how I feel on ‘gay marriage’ ever.
I would like to smash the system of marriage so that ALL non traditional families can have rights, thank you, not just get a few rights for a few lucky gay people.
this. read this.
This is great. And I’m glad he addressed race towards the end a bit, because I read most of this wanting to insert “white” in front of “cis gay male culture”.
From my experience as a white queer man in NYC who inhabits spaces in the queer world that are not what I would typically call “white cis gay male” spaces but more “queer largely POC spaces that tend to be on the masculine side”, I would say, at least in my world, the MAAB trans people of my life are still very much a part of a queer men of color space. Let’s not pretend I know what I’m talking about fully and that my ideas are well formed and feel free to complicate this or help me along tumblr friends.
All this to say, interesting read but I wish it talked about how race plays into this because it does on huge levels.