Ask me anything.   21 Toronto, Ontario. Human Rights & Equity Studies and Political Science double major at York University.

Anyone have any tips on how to deal with customers at work who make prejudiced/discriminatory/oppressive comments?

I’m not allowed to refuse service or tell them to get the fuck out, which were my first two choices. Any tips?

— 17 hours ago

toxicnebulae:

hey guys I’ve got some ideas:

  • instead of donning fat suits for a day, LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE FAT PEOPLE WHO DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES
  • instead of pretending to be a woman on a dating site, LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE WOMEN WHO DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES
  • instead of wearing a hijab for a day, LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE MUSLIM WOMEN WHO DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCES
  • instead of trying on being part of an oppressed group like it’s a costume, DON’T

(via feminist-space)

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autistickanaya:

The stonewall riots were started by trans women of colour and nobody is allowed to forget that

(via praxisandcapital)

— 1 day ago with 8625 notes
rollership:

they really only can use everything you say against you

rollership:

they really only can use everything you say against you

(Source: bluelightvine)

— 1 day ago with 803 notes
rs620:

"Being black is not a crime." South Sudanese and Eritrean refugees protest against prosecution in Tel Aviv, Israel 

rs620:

"Being black is not a crime." South Sudanese and Eritrean refugees protest against prosecution in Tel Aviv, Israel 

(via anarcho-queer)

— 1 day ago with 4271 notes

caffeine and nicotine induced nausea.

my solution: more caffeine and nicotine.

— 2 days ago
"Before I am your daughter,
your sister,
your aunt, niece or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm."
1/? things to never forget. (via hopefisch)

(Source: b-undt, via bongmitzvah)

— 5 days ago with 2363 notes
Only 16 hours left and $1572 to our goal! Int'l Trans Women of Color Network Gathering #AMC2014 #girlslikeus →

biyuti:

international-twoc-gathering:

WE ARE SO CLOSE! Only 16 hours left and $1500 to our goal! Please donate and help spread the word!!!!

As a quick note: since we are so close to the goal, pls consider the following:

If we make the goal and only have to pay the 4% service fee (instead of the 9%), this saves enough money that we literally can get one extra person to come out to this.

I believe in all of you. We can do this!

(via punkpedagogy)

— 6 days ago with 1146 notes
"Hello there. The following is an incomplete list of Domestic Violence shelters for Queer and Trans* People of Color in all 50 United States. This list will also contain reading resources with tools for addressing abuse and domestic violence in queer communities."

March of Tigers - QPoC Domestic Violence Resources and Literature

Signal boosting this project that March of Tigers is leading. I won’t reblog the whole list because (luckily) it’s huge but do click through the link and check it out. Also, support March of Tigers by either further helping spread awareness of this resource or by contributing with further data.

(via redlightpolitics)

(via anarcho-queer)

— 1 week ago with 5542 notes

loveyourchaos:

I’m starting to like the person I’ve become.

— 1 week ago with 483 notes
"For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?"
bell hooks (via note-a-bear)

*wells up. dreams of a world without prisons.* (via patchworkpoetics)

(Source: ethiopienne, via praxisandcapital)

— 1 week ago with 1105 notes