Even if you have to close your eyes to see it. (via foxfoxwolf)
Even if you have to close your eyes
Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
Victoria Cruz is a transgender boriqua from the island but has lived in New York City since the age of 4. In 1997, Victoria Cruz was a victim and is a survivor of sexual assault and harassment by four female co-workers. After refusing to remain silent and hold her attackers responsible for their violent actions, she has dedicated her life to helping other TLGBQ folks, especially TLGBQ people of color survive and thrive despite their experiences with domestic violence, police brutality, and/or sexual violence. Victoria Cruz works for the New York Anti-Violence Project and was recognized as one of the 2012 recipients of the Justice Department’s National Crime Victim Service Award.
I/We honor her part and effort en la lucha for creating a more just and safe world. We give thanks for the love and light she brings into this world that often does not contain enough of either.
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Don’t feel silly about the ask. Your question did not come out wrong at all.
We encourage all our followers to google “appropriation of AAVE” and “misogynoir and the sassy inner black woman”
But remember, the purpose of knowing these things is NOT to just call people out when they fuck up. The purpose of knowing these things is to make our communities safer for the various oppressed communities that exist among us. If the only reason why you want to know all this is to be able to call out more people, then you are doing it all wrong.
Let’s keep ourselves accountable and help create a much more affirming community!
Ever wonder why you’re so attracted to this shape? No your heart doesn’t really look like this! It’s the Golden Ratio, The Fibonacci Sequence!
Baby’s first day at the beach! He had lots of fun drawing in the sand, getting it all over his parents, running around, and complaining about how slippery everything was. Getting him to leave was unbelievably hard.
OMG THE BABY!
omg!!! your baby is so handsome and adorable, awwwww!!!!!