“immigrants, poor people, queer people of color, disabled folks, women (esp trans women of color) and gender-nonconforming folks if you are in academia and you don't feel smart enough, remember that you are in the playground and training grounds of the elite. academia was not designed to include you. you are surviving something that has been systemically designed to exclude you in order to keep power in the hands of white, middle class, able bodied cis-men. knowing this, don't let academia train you to believe that elitism is the right way to make it through school. you can learn shit, hold the knowledge of your people in your heart, discard shame for your humble beginnings and/or marginalized identities. move through this experience knowing that the changes it offers you don't have to include accepting academic elitism, inaccessible language or superiority. you can can simultaneously own the privilege that comes with being college educated and connections to your roots. academia does not have to kill your spirit. ”—fabian romero- indigenous immigrant queer boi writer, facilitator and community organizer
6 Tips on How to Avoid Being Screwed by a Non-Profit
So you’ve just graduated from college and you want to change the world. Good for you. The non-profit sector seems like a natural place for a justice-minded person such as yourself, and nonprofits are almost always hiring because the turnover rate is so high. But you may find the social justice industry to be… a little unjust. Here are a few tips and tricks for how to avoid being exploited by a nonprofit.
- Don’t work at one. Seriously. Working at a non-profit generally involves at least some level of exploitation. (When was the last time you saw a non-profit with a union?) If this doesn’t deter you, figure out what you’re willing to give up: Is it sleep? Weekends? Seeing your friends? Most non-profit workers do not work 9-5. Working nights and weekends is common. Paid overtime is not. Non-profits tend to make you feel like if you are not willing to work 24/7 then you are not “down for the cause.” That’s bullshit. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you’re not “down enough” because you are not willing to sacrifice your well-being for “the movement.” People who don’t take care of themselves burn out and often become jaded and bitter. You can’t sustain “the movement” if you don’t sustain yourself.
I'm Sick To My Stomach (TW: Murder of trans* women of color, transmisogyny)
because another black trans* woman is dead three blocks from where Paige Clay was found murdered in April and major Chicago news outlets won’t even give her the basic respect of using her chosen name.
Because our young black girls are dying at an alarming rate and even the queer community doesn’t want to talk about it
Because my own people (queer people and black people) are throwing these women into the streets and their blood is running there now
Because my black and brown trans* sisters are being murdered in the streets and the cis white gay rights movement is worried about how soon we can get married (which is important) but ignores the need for trans* folks to have housing options when they’re kicked out of their homes, which is far too often
Because gay men are still tossing around the t-slur that these women probably heard as they died
And it’s disgusting. Because nobody cares. The queer community will not speak of these women, and neither will the black community. I used to think it would take a rash of murders to wake people up, but I don’t know anymore. Because that rash is here. Tiffany Gooden was not the first. And I’m so afraid she won’t be the last. It kills me to think that my sisters are dying like this. Brown and queer and beautiful and with nobody to empower them. It absolutely kills me.
radical women of color literature, free .pdf
theres another link to sister outsider making its way around tumblr that isnt working. heres a new link… with more writings! and more authors… i <3 the source
“Growing Up Wrong You were not wrong in first grade when Jordan Marshall gave you an ultimatum and you chose to kiss him so he would finally stop chasing you. You were not wrong in fifth grade when you decided to explore your body in ways no one would talk about, even though your step-dad caught you and taunted you. You didn’t know what a lesbian was, but the way his accusations danced around you made you feel like it was the dirtiest thing you’d ever be called. You were not wrong in sixth grade when you wanted to go out with Derek Dunn, and his response was to tell the entire grade that you were too flat-chested, so he’d fuck you and run. You were not wrong in seventh grade when you pushed your boyfriend away every time he stuck his tongue in your mouth. You were not a bad girlfriend for trusting yourself more than you trusted him. You were not wrong in eleventh grade when you couldn’t stop thinking about Danielle Bakerson, about how your entire life changed when you saw her in the school play, even though your best friends abandoned you and made sure you knew you were a “disgusting lesbian.” You were not wrong in your final teenage year when you wanted to take your shirt off at the beach and change your name to reflect your essence, even though your childhood friends told you they didn’t agree with who you were as if your personhood were up for debate. You have never been wrong, for you have been taught that your body is not your own. You have been cornered and poked and prodded and shamed. You have been made to feel like you were made for someone else, for anyone else, for everyone else. But darling, you were made for you and those who made you feel otherwise have wronged you. ”—Tyler Ford (tylerthelatteboy)
- Asexual POCs Unite
- API Queers at UC Davis
- Black Gay Problems
- For 2Spirits
- Fuck Yeah Asian Dykes
- Fuck Yeah Black Lesbians
- Fuck Yeah FTMs of Color
- Fuck Yeah MTFs of Color
- Fuck Yeah Jot@s
- Fuck Yeah LGBTQ Asians
- Fuck Yeah LGBTQ Cubans
- Fuck Yeah LGBTQ Latinxs
- Fuck Yeah Queer Latinxs
- Fuck Yeah Queer People of Color
- Fuck Yeah Stud on Stud
- Hot Asian Dykes
- Queer and Asian at SJSU
- QPOC in Like
- QTPOC Chicago
- QTPOC DMV
- Queer and Asian at UC Berkeley
- Soy Quien Soy: Trans* Empowerment Collective
- Trans POC
- WOC Who Like WOC
I can’t seem to find any general tumblrs about two-spirit, queer Native Americans,
MTFs of color, or y’know, basically everything that’s not in this list… Help?