PSA: Just because it’s great for white LGBTQ people does not mean it’s good for LGBTQ people of color.

(via sisoula)

ok so!

i just wanted to do an update on my unlocking process for anyone that is interested!

i had initially planned to cut my locks off the first day of spring… that’s changed though! because honestly washing them with regular shampoo and conditioner has been paying off way more than i ever expected. (again thank you to the lovely person who recommended i try that!)

so i had the sides of my head shaved and that hair is LONG now, like i can put it behind my ears. and as for my locks, the top of my head looks kind of ridiculous bc i am getting all these fly away actual non-locked bits of hair sticking about everywhere which just makes me really happy bc there will be more to work with when i do cut them off.

there is also i’d say about an inch of growth with my hair coming in unlocked! i’m really excited to have more hair to work with and style when i do this. 

i am also really grateful to the caring patient people, and yes also the angry frustrated hurt people, for teaching me about racism, cultural appropriation, and locked hair. i know you had absolutely no obligation to teach me anything. i really appreciate that you decided to.

stoked to be a better ally when i’m through with this process! and grateful for all the things it has been teaching me about entitlement and white supremacist ideology.

thinking now i’ll aim for either the summer solstice or fall equinox? i’m all about a meaningful/transformational timing for cutting them off so it will most likely be on a sabbat.

fauxcyborg:

if you ever have the temptation to tell a survivor or victim of violence to be “better than” the person who hurt them, staple your hands together. 

bartdontlie:

lilylilymine:

lilylilymine:

Thanks brain. This is just a great way to be.

Wow this is getting a lot of reblogs, I guess a lot of us feel this way! 

Yep. It’s EXACTLY like this. 
Knowing it’s not just me makes it both better and worse somehow. 
bartdontlie:

lilylilymine:

lilylilymine:

Thanks brain. This is just a great way to be.

Wow this is getting a lot of reblogs, I guess a lot of us feel this way! 

Yep. It’s EXACTLY like this. 
Knowing it’s not just me makes it both better and worse somehow. 

bartdontlie:

lilylilymine:

lilylilymine:

Thanks brain. This is just a great way to be.

Wow this is getting a lot of reblogs, I guess a lot of us feel this way! 

Yep. It’s EXACTLY like this. 

Knowing it’s not just me makes it both better and worse somehow. 

(via nanuen)

this is leo. he lives at the butterfly gardens, a lovely place i visit regularly.

he is my favourite parrot there. i like to think i am his favourite human visitor. we talk a lot but have never made physical contact (the gardens discourage it, naturally).

then this happened: the last time i was there, i said goodbye to leo and turned to walk away. there was a great fluttering and he landed in my path.

"no hoomin, you must stay!"

"let me give you a kees!"

an employee tried to get leo to stop climbing me, so leo tried to bite him.

"back off, i own this hoomin!"

"ok who made an angry bird joke?"

the employees decided to let leo do his thing for a bit since i was ok with it!

"this stuff looks great to build a nest in!"

just hangin’.

my facial description in this one can be described as “pretty surprised to have a parrot on her shoulder.”

leo eventually let me go home.

hi all!

i just went thru a major purge of all the folks i was following, and unfollowed a bunch of folks. 

there was only two criteria for unfollowing: folks who hadn’t posted in months, and folks who posted content i found triggering. (just to be clear, triggering content doesn’t mean “bad” content or content i disagree w on a political level etc, it usually just means it triggers me for my own personal reasons, bc most y’all are awesome.)

so if i’ve unfollowed somebody and you want me to follow again let me know! bc if you are back after a long absence i’m happy to follow you again and if you post stuff that triggers me maybe we can figure out a trigger warning or whatev? 

just wanted to let y’all know. <3

one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies. one of my favourite movies.

vikingpussy:

Slurs are not just “bad words”. They’re part of systemic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.

(via emwwa)