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y’all betta jump that broom. (via NYC Black Pride)
Spider Lilies - Taiwanese lesbian film by director Zero Chou one of the only openly lesbian directors in Taiwan. Starring Rainie Yang & Isabella Leong.
Beautiful QPOC film that needs more recognition. You can read an interview with the director HERE.
(song in video is by Hooverphonic - Strange Effect)
Riding bikes everywhere? Using recyclable diapers? Carpooling? We’ve been doing that in Eritrea for decades. Where’s our reward for saving the Earth? Why aren’t we plastered all over Time magazine? If we lived in the same disgusting, gluttonous fashion that Americans lived, this planet would no longer be able to sustain the human race. But yet, they blame the world’s environmental ills on “overpopulation” (code: poor brown people existing) and then usurp our lifestyle habits, trademark it as their own and pat themselves on the back for doing the bare minimum.
How convenient of such a narcissistic nation.
Recent acts of cultural appropriation do not occur in a vacuum and should not be viewed as isolated instances separate from their social and historic contexts. It is far more complex than hipsters in Navajo panties and pop stars in headdresses. These contemporary instances of cultural appropriation and stereotypes are really byproducts of ongoing colonialism, systemic racism, and the deliberately false narratives perpetuated about Native peoples by white society. Cultural commodification and dehumanized stereotypes extended far beyond any single corporation, retail franchise, or celebrity.
—Sasha Houston Brown - “Nothing Says Native American Heritage Month Like White Girls In Headdresses” (via zenachaudhry)