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July 22nd
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July 15th
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A letter in response to people taking portraits of mixed people:

bravetina:

Please stop using my body as your proof of the end of racism. Stop using our faces as a symbol. 

Our families are not visions of a post-racial world. They are microcosms of our society where race becomes an everyday negotiation. Racism does not end when parents have mixed babies. It continues in our bodies. I am the combination of histories that don’t make sense together. I am the continuation of erasure. My body is conflict; internalizing racism that doesn’t completely apply to me. Navigating a singular identity that neither of my parents can help me with. Power hierarchies are reflected in the language used to talk about my identity; white being the blank slate and brown as what colored me exotic. 

My face is not the loving, diverse, “world to come”. I am here NOW and my experiences reflect the racism people of color are trudging through.

I come from colonization, from exoticization. And I come from love. This love, however, will not heal hundreds of years of hatred, violence, genocide, colonization. It’s more nuanced than that. So stop taking pictures of us like we are specimens and calling it “gorgeous”. Stop dissecting our backgrounds and consuming our bodies. Stop using us as your fucking hope. Hope is in organizing, in communities supporting each other. Hope is in solidarity and activism. Take responsibility for the world we live in now and do your own fucking work. 

In response to this and this among many others.

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From Garden of Sodom by Yasuhiro Yoshioka

June 17th
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Men: Not ALL men.
Men to their daughters: Yes, all men. Every single one of them.

June 17th
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melisica:

Romi Burianova

June 14th
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 너의 무게, Weight of you by Daehyun Kim

 너의 무게, Weight of you by Daehyun Kim

June 14th
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June 14th
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fraidyfangs:

every time someone uses the phrase “opposite gender” i’m reminded of little kids believing that dogs are the opposite of cats

s.t.