White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
white people will never understand
that a person of color explaining to them very painful topics that pertain to race
and you should appreciate when they do talk about it
and respect when they don’t want to talk about it
i don’t owe you anything
i don’t owe you an explanation or an education
i don’t have to do anything but stay black and die
The Identity Project by Sarah Deragon
What (if anything) did this series reveal to you about the labels we choose for ourselves?
One thing that has been really fascinating to me is how labels change over time. In fact, when I look at the history of the labels I’ve used to define myself, it was quite a journey. When I came out, I was a lesbian and then I was queer and then I was femme and then I was a glitter femme and now I’m a queer femme. I imagine that my labels might change again in the next 10 years and I love how the words that I’ve used to define myself mark my personal queer history. This project reminds us that we’re always growing and changing. Finding words that resonate with who we are or what we’re attracted to is powerful.(source)
from the article: “I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on…
Trigger warning: Transphobic and sexist language (any other suggestions for trigger warnings are welcome).