It is pronounced “sex change”
Black Power Mixtape for homework? Word.
We at [I’m]Possible highly recommend looking into reading works written and editited by Gloria Anzaldúa. A page on Voices from the Gaps gives information on Anzaldúa and her works: “Gloria Anzaldúa, a self-described ‘chicana dyke-feminist, tejana patlache poet, writer, and cultural theorist,’”
Some links below to get startedimpossiblewm)
Queer/trans/poc zine project to create safer visible spaces in impossible places.
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tw: triggering/transphobic language
how do i get people to stop calling the “student exchange” (campus convenience store) a shortened name of “s.exchange”
all i’ve ever been able to do it stare, pause for too long of a time, push my yelling internal self aside, and mask up to respond.
content/trigger warning: discussion about war, violence
during big events at my school, we have event-staff come in. today I met a person who was tasked to sit outside the room, which was attached to our main office, where the performer and crew were changing/hanging out. they were super nice, soft spoken, honest, and inquisitive. they asked me about students at the school here after working the closing shift at swem library and seeing the mass of people leaving at 2am. they then told me about where they went to college, UofR and then VCU. and then they told me about the time that they spent between those two schools. less than a week after they withdrew from UofR because of finances, they received a draft letter from the US army to serve in the Vietnam War and served for three years. I tried not to ask too many questions nor let my mind wander about with curiosity on the subject and spent more energy listening. They opened up about some things that I never could have imagined, their own experiences, the people they knew, their thoughts on why the draft letter came so soon after their withdraw from the institution of UofR. After about thirty minutes, they paused and looked at me and said, “This is the most I’ve ever talked to anyone about it. That part of my life is completely over.”
Whitecismaledudeprivvy stares and whispers and gestures and vibes and aggression. Not into it.I’m just tryn to listen to live music and do work in a nice space. Are you lookin at my me or the James Baldwin books on my table or the masks you apply to me or what what what.
met an awesomeeee person during work today. we talked for a long time about poc/mixed/api/aapi/white spaces, privilege, growing up experiences, having mixed kids/how they see their kid experience being mixed in this context, williamsburg/colonial ventures, etc.
figuring out how to talk to people in a way that seems fulfilling, honest, truthful, and good in spaces with harmful cultures. <3