You’re not trying to defend cultural appropriation without realizing what it is, are you? Get an informed perspective with this info.
Race & Ethnicity
You’re not trying to be hurtful with your yoga practice. But this guide shows how you can cause harm through cultural appropriation – and what to do instead.
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This author isn’t asking for much, and these are rights that you may take for granted – but for a Black Atheist in this society, reclaiming these rights is sadly necessary.
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“I have the right to reject what you consider respectable.” As a non-binary, gender non-conforming Vietnamese femme, this author has had too many rights denied. Now they’re reclaiming them.