at one point in my life i thought i knew things. now i know i don't
Even though Jackie and me grew up in the same city, I became aware of her awesomeness on the internet after we both had moved away (thank u, tumblr). She has definitely been an inspiration for me as a fat woman of colour navigating whiteness and fat phobia, not just through solidarity, but also because she is unapologetically who she is which has been my biggest struggle, hence this blog project. Jackie is also a co-founder of It Gets Fatter, “a body positivity project started by fat queer people of colour, for fat people of colour!” I would highly recommend checking out their videos on Vimeo.
Joining Jackie on this crush-worthy post is her boyfriend, Berlin Reed. He is a chef who just published a really great book called The Ethical Butcher: How Thoughtful Eating Can Change Your World (it’s on Amazon if you can’t access a local shop.) His bio describes him as “a food warrior and radical food theorist bent on decolonizing cuisine.” SWOON. Catch him on tour right now!
On a very personal note: I can’t even tell you how special it was to photograph these two. I have never witnessed brown love like this, queer brown love. The experience made me want to keep searching for brown bodies to project out into the world. This is how we heal.
YOU GUYZZZZZZZZ LOOK AT THE PHOTOS THAT KAREN TOOK OF BERLIN AND I OH MY GOD I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
reblogging to remind myself of the beauty in my life, even if he’s miles and miles away.
White people get mad when you wear a band t shirt of a band you don’t listen to, but they’re fine with wearing headdresses from cultures they know and care nothing about.
MOST RELEVANT THING I’VE EVER HEARD
NO. BUT THIS.
To the white guys on the beach yelling, “China! Filipino! Japanese? Beautiful Asians!” at us from across the street… To all the white girls who tell us, “You’re so lucky! I just want to be dark like you.” To that one white guy who wrote a paper on genocide in our country and told us, “…you probably won’t understand it.”
Fuck you. Fuck your fetishization, white privilege, and racism.
Linda and Lenée. Best friends. Cambodian girls. Forever angry.
"I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government"
Martin Luther King Jr. (via loveinfamine)
The Martin Luther King Jr. White people never quote
What astounds me the most about cis feminism is how cis women expect me to share their love of popular/historical cis feminist icons when these women haven’t said a single thing about my experience. But I’m not allowed to complain about them unless they have gone out of their way to say something…