tinselmoms

doctorbrainprofessor replied to your post: Not to play a “BEING AN ALLY IS HAAAARD” card…

sometimes its better to just like try to make it clear that youre repeating things that the affected group has said about themselves???

that makes a lot of sense and suddenly criticism of the hank green video is more understandable because positioning it as educational without immediately expressing something like that can totally give a “let the white guy tell you what’s up” angle

i will make a point to do that in the future thank you bobie <3

tinselmoms replied to your post: Not to play a “BEING AN ALLY IS HAAAARD” card…

speaking up is fine as long as you make it clear that what you know is a result of your experience interacting with people who do experience what it is you’re talking about!! i mean i made a post about otherkin the other day and my otherkin friends

tinselmoms replied to your post: Not to play a “BEING AN ALLY IS HAAAARD” card…

liked it and told me it was good because i specifically tried to make it clear that i personally could not understand it and that i did not have the explicit authority to speak about it

from what i can gather, the important task of an ally is to be part of the discussion but not to dominate it 

  1. always make your personal biases or privileges clear
  2. make clear that it’s not about you because you can’t fully understand

it seems like if people stick to those two then they’re doing pretty good!

thank you oly <3