New poster for my movie Rhymes for Young Ghouls.
I’m still processing this movie. It was so hard to watch, I was uncomfortable the whole way through even though it felt so familiar. The acting was sublime, the movie was horrific and beautiful at the same time. This movie is important, but part of me isn’t sure I should have watched it. I’m still reeling.
Biracial families can now be entirely white!
what? no. no, no, no. you can’t list 3 different European nationalities and say you’re a bi-racial family. omg.
*swipes debit card*
*purchase goes through*
me: God is good all the time
Cashier: all the time God is good
Check out Outburst! International Women’s Day 2014 poster. We stand in solidarity with our Quebec Muslims sisters. We ask you to join us in supporting of our sisters in Quebec this International Women`s Day (IWD) events by marching with us in Torontohttps://www.facebook.com/events/731075343592233/ or making your own solidarity contingent in IWD activities nationwide. Please document your activities & post on social media with the hashtag #right2wearIWD
hey guys! this has been under wraps for like, months but i can finally share one of the images I did for outburst!!
i did the art and someone else did the text :-)
Is the Kanye remix of Drunk in Love sort of a “oh yeah! I love my wife too, and this isn’t at all creepy, using this song, nope, we fuck all the time too, promise!”
Alright native tumblr community I am asking for your help.
This pass few weeks I have been harassed, humiliated, and dehumanized by this group. They claim to be “celebrating native culture”. And how do they do that? By doing redface, and mocking our traditions and cultures. (As seen in the first photo; Some of these children are not of native decent and are participating in redface.)
One of the girls in this group is part of a school group I belonged to and would post these triggering pictures of redface on face book. I calmly told her and the parents of these children that what they are doing is offensive and hurtful to natives. The pictures the posted caused me to break down and begin sobbing and shaking. Instead of listening, I was attacked by both parents and children, the parents saying things like “I have no idea what I’m talking about and have no right to talk about it.” Which is funny, because in Pawnee and their all white.
The school group I belonged to have said many racist/sexist things in the past but I let them slide by for the sake of having friends. But I could not sit Idly by and watch them appropriate and disrespect my culture.
When I tried to attend one of the events of this school group after calling them out, I was humiliated. All of the parents had told their children not to speak to me or be around me. I would walk up to people to say hi and they would walk away. One girl told me I was not wanted there.
No one in this group will listen to me, and they continue to disrespect native cultures. One of them gave my mother a card for their group to “talk to the the people in charge if your so upset, but they won’t listen to you.”
So If you are a fellow native or ally and feel moved to call this group please do. I have posted their card with their number and email. I blanked out the name on the card for legal reasons.
Please call them or email them telling them that what they are doing is offensive and appropriation, and tell them what tribe you are from and why it is offensive to your tribe.
DO NOT HARASS OR SWEAR OR THREATEN THIS GROUP IN ANY WAY
I do not want to get in any legal trouble and I am not responsible for what you say.
But please do politely call or email them and tell them why this group is offensive.
Their number is 512-423-7048
The face book page for their group is https://www.facebook.com/cacCrew4
This behavior is annoying.
I literally do not get the way serial killers, cannibals, meth makers, and mafiosos get a pass and worse, are sensationalized as long as they’re White. Isn’t this egregiously obvious pathology?
Are any of the materials developed for and used in the original Black Freedom Schools still available somewhere?
Are any of the materials developed for and used in the AIM era Indigenous Freedom Schools still available?
I can’t imagine that people are not doing this work, creating alternative texts for children. It’s definitely out there.
I value the idea of teaching our children good research skills to explore these things on their own, but I also know from experience growing up in the system that having these things in easily accessible text form both validates non-colonial narratives, AND are more likely to be used in schools by the majority of White female teachers who don’t know about this stuff at all.
If you have any suggestions of good decolonial materials for elementary-aged children, I would be thrilled!
And to be clear this isn’t a one way street, here are some kickass materials I’ve used with my own kids.
There are two children’s books I highly recommend as an introduction to Residential Schools:
I read these to my kids when they were 6. It scared them a bit, but I was able to soothe them, and the books are an age-appropriate introduction into what Residential Schools were. I’d use these books with older kids too, definitely.
I tend to like text-based resources a bit more, but maybe that’s my age showing. This is a fantastic interactive resource called Where Are the Children. (There is also a free app.) The flash version is particularly awesome. You can take a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ontario. There are resources for high-school kids too. I have used this resource on the interactive whiteboard, it is pretty powerful.
Also, this Trail of Tears app is amazing.