Hera Wera

ka nui te mamae, ka nui hoki taku aroha

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chagak:

Floyd Norman, first African-American artist at Disney, 1958.

Floyd E. Norman is an American animator who worked on the Walt Disney animated features Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, andThe Jungle Book, along with various animated short projects at Disney in the late ’50s and early ’60s.

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rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

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weareallmixedup:

xcedarxsmoke:

MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 
The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.
∆ ∆ ∆ Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:
** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **
——————Some ideas / prompts for submissions:”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?
♡ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! ♡
This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!xxocinder


Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.—Veronica

oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)sorry that was unclear!

xcedarxsmoke:

weareallmixedup:

xcedarxsmoke:

MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!

Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! 
Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 

The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.

∆ ∆  Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:

** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **
- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!
- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content
- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things
- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)
- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.
** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **

——————

Some ideas / prompts for submissions:
”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?


 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! 

This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!

xxo
cinder

Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.

—Veronica

oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)
sorry that was unclear!