“What bothers me about people talking about more representation with
Disney, is not that they want it. I want it too. But they hate on the
POC we already have for not being “good enough”. With Big Hero 6,
instead of praising it’s diverse cast they rage about it “not being good
enough” because the main character was mixed. Don’t mixed people
deserve representation? I want more diverse characters, but I want
people to like the representation of characters.”
They tell me not to write love poems.
They say, Black people have no time.
The revolution needs protest songs and bleeding banners
and chants that will resurrect
They say there is nothing revolutionary about black love.
But more black girls die from invisibility
than from gunshots.
We can’t find our own reflections -
because when the world lives like we don’t exist,
eventually we believe it too.
But what is more revolutionary than two forgotten people
drawing each other back into reality?
The way you love her is your revolution. Darling, won’t you sing about it?
I hate how men are forced to conform to social standards, society tells them they can’t enjoy certain things that are considered feminine. Men are able to do as they please, just as women are. Destroy hyper masculinity!
So, I realize I’ve been quiet for a while now- and I have a really good reason for it, the only thing is… I can’t tell you guys what it is…
I can’t stress enough how proud I am to be a part of this project I’ve been working on, to be a part of something that will bring so much positive representation and be inclusive as f*** and have badass queer leads.
@thegayagendatv and I have been working our asses off night and day working on this project, and I feel like this is the one story I’ve been wanting to tell for years.
And I can’t wait to share it with you… When the time is right, will you be there to support the project and all of its representation and inclusiveness?
And thank you @clexacon, you don’t know it yet- but we’ve started a media revolution.
To the women of color out there, please be safe. I’m dead serious. Please, please, please be safe because you all are beautiful and important not only to your communities but society as well. We need you. Please be safe out there. I’m trying to be more aware of what’s going on around us.
“The Women’s March is deeply disturbed by the shocking number of missing Black and Latina girls in the Washington, DC area — and by the fact that these numbers are not new. We call on all members of Congress to demand that the Justice Department invest resources into investigating these cases immediately. We came out in droves for our Muslim sisters and brothers, for refugees and immigrants, for women as a whole. We ask our supporters to do so again for these missing girls, for our daughters. If we do not take action to address the mass disappearance of Black and Latina girls, we cannot claim to stand for all women. We cannot claim to be true to our commitment to justice, safety, security for all. We are committed to support, advocate for and uplift the work of local organizations that have long been dedicated to finding and caring for these girls, and for all missing youth — including trans and gender nonconforming youth. We will not rest until they are brought back safely. While some are just now turning their attention to the issue of the disappearance of girls of color, this crisis is far from new, and it’s on the rise. We will not rest until all women and girls and femmes are able to live free from violence. #FindOurGirls”
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A headline from a March 21, 2017 Grio.com article written by George M. Johnson reads “Black women and girls are missing, and no one seems to care.” Below the headline appears a photo of a sign of a missing Black girl, Relisha Rudd. At the top of the sign is the word “Missing.” Below the photo of Relisha Rudd reads “Bring Relisha Home.”
Source: womensmarch on Instagram
Ways to take action! > https://alexaweinstein.tumblr.com/7_Ways
Okay but imagine the amount of magical innovation that occurred by magical folks who weren’t allowed to exist in the mainstream of magical culture, hidden away, until the pureblood hierarchy was finally squashed for good.
Dozens of different spells being created in secret by wizards of color for the same purposes, unable to be taught in schools until recently, then all of them being melded and combined with each other when communities are able to come out into the open. Native languages twisting together, sometimes with a sprinkling of latin or greek or english, creating spells even more powerful and unique than the ones they were forbidden from learning, which drove them to innovate in the first place.
Disabled wizards, shut away by their families, brewing stronger and more accurate potions and treatments, passed down through the generations in many cases especially if the disability has a genetic basis, each successive attempt improving on the last, until society finally catches up and folks with disabilities are allowed to attend school and live their lives as they wish.
Students, showing up to Hogwarts in their second, third, fourth years, their earlier ones made nonexistent by prejudiced policies or pure ignorance on the part of their caregivers, showing up already knowing tricks and and methods passed down by their parents, relatives and small, hidden communities, and blowing everyone’s expectations out of the water!
Spends every Saturday playing quidditch, brings her homework to the Three Broomsticks on Hogsmeade weekends and hands it in covered in butterbeer, insists on applying to muggle universities ‘just in case’ despite getting 8 O.W.L.s, levitates her cat onto Hugo’s head when he’s feeling down just to get him to smile, meets up with Scorpius on the edge of the black lake to give him advice on how to ask out Albus, gets exasperated sighs from Professor McGonagall when she’s given a detention for talking back to a professor, manages to splinch open her shoes during her first apparition test, reads a lot when she’s at school but abandons all of her assignments and books for Netflix at home, argues with her mother about why divination is a perfectly valid N.E.W.T to take, advocates that more students should embrace muggle inventions even if they’re pure blood, starts up S.P.E.W again in her third year although most people still believe that house elves shouldn’t be freed.