woman off colour • person of culture

 the (in)visibilised is politicised
Jeannette Ehlers, Black Bullets

Jeannette Ehlers, Black Bullets

saloandseverine:

Tōkyō Monogatari (Tokyo Story), Yasujirô Ozu,1953

(via versaria)

New fave shirt

New fave shirt

poutingbear:

Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being; I/You (Her), 1974 black-and-white photograph, ink

I tend to roll my eyes whenever I encounter articles arguing that a fictional character form a minority group can help end discrimination. 

It often strikes me as yet another erasure of real efforts and lived experiences, a relegation to the realm of the unreal

Egyptian newspaper warns of the “black terror in Cairo” and crime-committing “African teenagers”

Egyptian newspaper warns of the “black terror in Cairo” and crime-committing “African teenagers”

"'Home' for many people in the margins, is, to paraphrase Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, that which we cannot not want. It stands for a safe place, where there is no need to explain oneself to outsiders; it stands for community; more problematically, it can elicit a nostalgia for a past golden age that never was, a nostalgia that elides exclusion, power relations and difference"

— Dorinne Kondo

What they say: “post-race”
What they mean: “leaving minorities behind”

What they say: “post-feminism”
What they mean: “leaving women behind”

I rate my days by how disposable I feel when I wake up.

KONY 2012
HONY 2014

Sometimes I wonder: if I don’t have stories to tell or words to write, do I have a life to live?

"hipster-esque henna"