(Or Patricia. I'm fine with either.)
I'm a teenage white cisgender lesbian brunette girl (she/her pronouns) living in the northeastern USA. This blog is a mix of pretty things I like (artsy, spiritual, nature etc), things relating to causes I'm into (social justice etc.), and things that inspire me. I own nothing, unless stated otherwise.
I am a Wiccan and Goddess-worshiper and consider myself to be spiritual, so just be mindful that you'll be seeing that stuff if you follow me. Blessed Be~
I am a feminist and social justice activist, and I try to act in the best solidarity I can to those who lack identity-privileges I have. Being that I have white privilege, I have stopped calling myself an intersectional feminist because of this: http://earthmoonlotus.tumblr.com/post/70840139693/if-youre-white-dont-call-yourself-an-intersectional
I advocate for the environment as well.
Header artist unknown. Avatar = "Acceptance" by Toni Carmine Salerno
This whole article is short and very good. Here’s another quote from it:
“But while men pat themselves on the backs for being so brave and bold as to like “real women” or “women with curves,” instead of simply the very thin, model-like ones, women are still left to cope with the depressing reality that their bodies are of little worth unless objectified.”
i think it’s so neat that everyone develops their own unique handwriting even though we’re all taught to write our letters the same way really it’s so cool
Growing up I took in a lot of grief for my gender. I was abused for it, ridiculed for it, and socially outcasted for it. I have been taught that every person I meet is my potential rapist or murderer because of my gender. I have been blackmailed, harassed, assaulted, abused, homeless, and raped because of my gender. I have been told I can’t truly be my gender without somehow fitting into misogynistic gender roles - and for the validation I tried to meet these concepts of hyper femininity for the sake of acceptance; not realizing that even cis women can not meet all these concepts themselves. I’ve been told never to go to smaller, public places (i.e. bars) because I would be attacked, drugged, raped or murdered. I’ve been told never to go out without friends because women like me get abducted and murdered simply for existing. I’ve been told not to be out late because women like me will be confused for prostitutes and will be arrested and fucked for life. I can not even use public bathrooms because death or rape is on the other side of that door.
Sorry, I’m not the big bad male you want me to be; I was socialized as a woman - a trans woman.
be critical of Anita Sarkeesian all you want but if the fact that she had to cancel a speech at a college because a student threatened a mass shooting isn’t a huge red flag to you about how very much alive misogyny is then you need to get the fuck out of my face
if you don’t recognize trans women as real women and trans men as real men get the fuck away from me
With your help, I can get a new laptop. I might even be able to get other hardware to further my artistic endeavors and help pay some of my living expenses. Help me and I will make you all sorts of creative shinies!
There’s only 27 days and I’ve only raised less then 25% so far! Please donate, whether that’s $100 or $10 or $1, all amounts are appreciated. Signal boost this as much as possible please.
so who’s gonna tell all the white people that are against immigration how they got to AmericaWe’re fully aware of how we got here. Most people here are just against illegal and mass immigration, not all immigration.
who’s gonna tell this person