I wish I had a girl friend who was into history and our culture and art and other people’s cultures and socioeconomic issues and being a Xingona… dark lipstick…

All the cool things…


This Bridge Called My Back - Writings by Radical Women of Color

I don’t care what gender studies or queer theory class you’ve taken, you need to read this book, but be warned, it is a rare find and might expensive. It contains several essays by womanists discussing their experience, racism, poverty, how racism pervaded the feminist movement in the early 1980s and most importantly the individual experiences of asian pacific, black, american indian and latina/chicana women. This words you find in this book and the truths that will make your soul sick are imperrative for understanding the history of racism, feminism, systematic oppression and white privilege. These are stories that have, even today, been swept under the rug and out of sight. 

You need to read this fucking book. 


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Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

Ugh… There are a few things about this that really irritate me. I don’t have much energy right now, but I will say:

One, you’re just gonna throw non-black WOC in with white women? Homie, fuck no…

Two, do you seriously think Mexican (again, a specific example of non-black WOC), are largely viewed (in the US) as “the epitome of beauty and womanhood”? Cuz, the fuck have you been?

Three, sure, there are racist non-black women who do think like that, but to just outright imply that all of us do, again, no. (I realize you later said, “these white women, but… you didn’t start so great.)

I’m dark – I’m not THAT dark – but I love to see ALL WOC be valued, love themselves, and shine~

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Diego Rivera. Pre-Hispanic America. Book Cover for Pablo Neruda’s Canto General. 1950. 

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i draw a lot of mental and physical strength from my excellent eyebrows.

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Lili St. Cyr, burlesque dancer. Arrested in Los Angeles in 1947 for lewd behavior while dancing at the Follies Theater

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Basically my relationship

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"Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground."

Sara Ahmed | The Cultural Politics of Emotion (via paradelle)

To everyone decrying “identity politics”

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oil on canvas, Art by Ricardo Ortega

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JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ \ Gang Life in East LA \ 1992

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