• nice friend person: hey, how've you been?
  • me: capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.

Beyond the Pros and Cons of Trigger Warnings: Collectivizing Healing

"But this reality should not make us lose sight of our larger vision of building holistic movements for liberation."

lehaaz:

Fuck zionists and zionsim apologist, y’all do too much with blocking literal history and current events and trying to make yourself the victim.

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"Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love."

"Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on."

Immigrants. First generation.


Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

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"Inclusion is conditional welcoming. You welcome people in but you don’t necessarily want them to talk about how they are oppressed, or how they’re not treated well in the group. You just want them to be there to make you look good."

Fabian Romero in this interview (via niaking)

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"YOU ARE A FORCE OF NATURE

Maybe self-love is the vessel to universal love.
If that is true, plant marigolds down your spine
and grow gardens of kind words in your life.

Wash the windows of your soul. Dust the dirty
lens of your heart. See through a filter of sun.
It is okay if it is still a bit blurry- it is okay

to miss a spot. Today, choose yourself.
Finally heal old wounds with fresh gauze.
Draw a warm bubble bath of bravery.

When you feel yourself getting small
again, say to yourself: I AM A FORCE
OF NATURE. If your voice shakes,

assure yourself it is only the ground
trembling from the mountains you are
moving. The happiest people are those

who take care of themselves; who gingerly
tuck their tired hearts into bed at night and
wake to a beating hot plate of breakfast

in the morning. When you feel safe
in your own skin, there isn’t anywhere
that cannot be called home."

YOU ARE A FORCE OF NATURE, by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)

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"Marginal groups making a space for themselves isn’t racist. It’s called survival."

"What we’re witnessing in this conversation is significant of almost every debate and struggle happening in feminism right now. The “she has agency therefore she is empowered and what she is doing is empowering” argument versus the “choice doesn’t equal empowerment” argument. It’s the delusions of neoliberalism, individualism and the self-help movement versus radical struggles against colonialist, capitalist patriarchy."

BELL HOOKS WILL SAVE US ALL FROM THE LONG, SLOW DEATH THAT IS POPULAR FEMINISM (via maazehr)

"empowering" has become my most hated activist buzzword.

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(Source: radical-bias, via xingonaaaa)