"Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume."

— Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via yahwehorthehighway)

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blackgirlsarefromthefuture:

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I’m surprised Ru Paul would even acknowledge the Stonewall Riots since she’s all about that apologist life, telling black folk and trans women that they shouldn’t call out black face, racial slurs, or the t word, and that if they do so they’re “idiots.”

I’m so pissed off that Ru Paul is trying to convince folk that she’s some revolutionary when in reality she got famous because she sold us all out decades ago. She’s using the legacy of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P Johnson while completely disrespecting that legacy, and it’s gross as shit, especially with the amount of racism and transmisogyny the women she’s talking about experienced for their brave actions, and how quickly and harshly Sylvia was ostracized for speaking out against oppression and violence against her community.

From the article I linked to above by Monica Roberts:

It really pisses us Black trans women off that you give RuPaul Andre Charles (and Tyler Perry dressed as Madea) more love and respect than you do the average Black transwoman struggling to live their lives and interact with the Black cis and SGL communities without major drama. 

 

^^^

Reblogged for commentary and this historical archives around Black trans women’s work.

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"Stonewall was colored folks, poor folks, transsexuals, femmes, butches… a little bit of everybody. But the narrative that gets sold to people is that it was all these “A-Gay” white normative people. That’s not who riots. Sorry."

— Juba Kalamka on this podcast (via niaking)

"African-American children with autism are being diagnosed almost two years later than children of any other ethnic group [in the United States], holding up their treatment, and in turn, their quality of life, according to research.

When white children were misdiagnosed with autism they were usually told they had ADHD, but Mandell discovered that Black autistic children were told they had things like psychoses, mental retardation or selective mutism. This, along with the fear that Black parents have of reporting their child’s behavioral issues due to the fact that their children are removed from the home as a result more often, makes it hard for Black children with autism to get the treatment that they need."

Black Children and Autism: The Difference Is Black and White (via genderblinditem)

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handaxe:

the funny thing about Appalachian English is that it is the closest cousin to Elizabethan English. so a language that is often and widely dismissed as backwoods redneck bullshit is maybe one of the most intact dialects resembling Elizabethan, or “proper” english. It’s theorized that it’s because of the speakers’ isolation. 

"Not all First Nations who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (GLBT) identify as two-spirited or two-spirit people, but for those who do, two-spirit is not just another word for GLBT. It is a new term that has been chosen to reflect traditional First Nations gender diversity, which includes the fluid nature of sexual and gender identity and its interconnectedness with spirituality and traditional world views. For some two-spirited people the term represents their distinct experiences and culture as First Nations, the loss of respected traditions through the impacts of colonization and the unique way that culture and gender are tied together"

"Suicide Prevention and Two-Spirited People" - National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)

Read the rest here.

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mushroomkisser:

It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?

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Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.
Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.
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mydrunkkitchen:

terrakion:

policymic:

Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.

Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.

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