We see violence not only in the crimson of blood spilled far too many times but also in the varying shades of brown on the skins of people of color. To be a person of color in the United States, and in the global narrative, is to be the shadow of violence.
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
Fifty years of words I liked reading and you will too! Authors include James Baldwin, bell hooks, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Brittany Cooper.
“I wear Spiritual Awakening Pants, because I look good in them and sometimes I crave that feeling. I feel guilty while I do it, like I’m legitimising the remnants of colonialism that I see in the patterns of elephants.”
“We don’t talk about our roots as they relate to the heaviness of humid air recycled through our generations on swampy plantations. My family has never talked about it with me, at least. It feels like a small betrayal, choosing to go south when we were given a new chance in the West.”
“How much do I need to engage with my serious girlfriend’s racist immediate family members? She is close with them, and I’ve spent time with them in the past, but put simply I no longer have the energy or inclination to do so, even though I love my gf.”
“At the start of migration season the ruby-throated hummingbird has only one goal in mind – she has to almost double her body weight, in order to survive a treacherous trip across the gulf of Mexico. At the start of migration season, the black-haired filmmaker has but one goal in mind: build a strong enough case to survive the gauntlet of work-visa processing.”
“Environmental problems are hitting Black neighborhoods particularly hard, but going unresolved because Black lives are deemed less valuable than others. A lot of us are being left in the dark about harm being done to our environment.”
Cristy C Road’s intersectional tarot deck, enchanted with resistance, survival and spirituality, is no longer a dream of the future.
From makeup and skincare products to statement tees and accessories, I’m confident that you’ll find more than a few items on this list to love. Also, almost everything is under $45.
There’s just some songs that make you want to shout and dance and that make you feel proud to be queer.
On Thursday, I heard we were going to have some rain over the weekend, and now the city that I have lived in my whole life is underwater. How do you grieve such a catastrophic loss?
These podcasts are for the chingonas, the jotxs, and the baddass Latinxs who need some audio magic in their lives.
“While there have been no arrests yet of the white supremacists who mercilessly beat a counter-protester in Charlottesville, there have already been at least three arrests for the removal of the Confederate monument in Durham, and two of them are queer activists of color.”
Sometimes getting out of bed and onto the couch is the biggest thing you will achieve in day, and that is okay.
“Jessi showed me that it was cool to focus on my ambitions and to form deep relationships with other girls instead of being boy-obsessed.”
Defeating this bill is a matter of life and death to the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people of color who depend on Medicaid to survive.
“The conference serves as a portal to collective dreaming and scheming where barriers become bridges to a more just future.”
“It’s important to honor and remember the 49 people who died one year ago today. We should remember their spirit and be moved to better support their communities in their honor without erasing all of their identities.”
Lots of people are talking about gentrification, but who’s actually doing something about it? Queer and trans people of color, of course. In Oakland and Seattle, QTPOC are creating visionary solutions to combat gentrification and reclaim land for communities of color.