“When we teach women to feel ashamed of their bodies, we are also taking away their capacity to experience sexual pleasure…their ability to exercise sexual freedom.”
I pray that queer and trans survivors aren’t left behind — our voices deserve to be front and center in the movement as much any other survivor.
“With Trump, everything is just getting worse and the border patrol…I don’t know what’s going to happen. People are going to have to take a stand and protect each other.”
Sometimes, reclaiming culture can also mean self-stereotyping. And doing so can further perpetuate narrow and harmful conceptions of who we are.
Seriously — just don’t talk about anyone’s body. If you follow that rule, always, then the rest are unnecessary, really.
Often, colonized peoples shame those who are less “Western” and more “FOB-y” when, really, we should be shaming our colonizers.
I have put myself out there in ways that feel terrifying because it’s a revolutionary act as a multiply marginalized person to even exist in such a visible way.
While online spaces can provide access to critical relationships, they can also amplify feelings of low self-worth.
There is no one way to do TJ — it looks different because communities are different, geography is different, violence is different
Non-binary people should never have to prove or alter ourselves to be worthy of care, compassion and the right to make our own decisions about our bodies.