Disabled people don’t have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.
The need for accommodation isn’t a “special need”. It’s a basic human right. It’s a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people.
Consequence Of Sound is reporting that Greg Ginn of Black Flag's ex-wife has accused him of child abuse. Marina Ginn filed an affidavit to the Texas District Court last week for a motion to better protect her two daughters. You can read a portion of the report below.
if you don’t root for young brown girls with lil moustaches and unibrows and boosting their self confidence by reminding them that they are flawless and do not need to conform to social beauty norms than You Are Dead To Me
and arm hair!!!
These bits of bedroom advice are from Desireé Dallagiacomo and Kaycee Filson’s poem, “Real Sex Tips,” performed at the summer 2014 National Poetry Slam.
Since when is being a “Chicano” a trend? I came across these (and many more) on Instagram in the chicano tag. We have a dude in England using “c/s” and “viva la revolucion” as something meaningless as well as Japanese artists appropriating Aztec and Chicano imagery as an edgy trend. I don’t think my eyes can roll any further… And Why do I keep seeing Megan Fox used as a model for tattoos and drawings even done by fellow Chicanos?!
They wanna be us so bad.
The gray painting is by OG Spider, a Chicano. But yes we’ve been ripped off so many times by people. Everyone really does want to talk like us, get tattoos like us, and dress like us.
Thank you for clarifying. I still don’t get why use a white womyn’s face though?
HOMEGIRL, YEEEEEEES!!! Thank you for speaking on this. This (and similar issues I have) is exactly why I took my Brown ass off Instagram…& that’s a whole other issue I have… ^I try not to let it bother me, but I’ve even been in shows that are CLEARLY chicano or raza based in theme, and curators still let white folks tell our story and be ALL up in the mix. It’s not only annoying, it’s hurtful.a-la-maquina
When I was younger I used to think it was flattering, they were from the hood, etc. but as I got older and learned about cultural appropriation, white privilege, realized they are making a living off of our stories (good and bad), and are just not actually down, it really started to bother me. I especially don’t like it when white artists mix Chicano symbols with white… culture? Would you call it culture? HahaHaha yeah, exactly! My friends and me used to get targeted in school and made fun of by white teachers and classmates for our style, vernacular, and drawings. Now it’s a worldwide trend? Even people in Japan fetishizing Chicanas and barrio street culture? A while back, I was invited to be in a show that clearly was named for an indigenous diosa Azteca. I was excited to be in it, and share insight with the other womyn in the show regarding Coatlicue and her influence on our identity. I was so disappointed to find that half the womyn invited were white. Not only was it offensive to me as a xicana, but as an indigena too. I felt like my presence there meant I just went along with the erasure of our identity.a-la-maquina
When I come up on enough feria for a computer I’ll write more about it, but in NM there’s a lot of self-hatred and racism within the Brown community and that kind of “arte” doesn’t help.
Don’t even get me started on the fools in Japan… It’s fucking joke; a disgrace.
Wow… A show on Coatlicue is heavy enough but when it’s concerning her influence on the lives of Xicanas, that’s chiiingao to invite white women…
Yeah, I’m having a really hard time with a lot of artists and other gente I used to love and support for being or fucking with people that are exploitive, disingenuous, bougie, etc. Like, I just can’t… I’m tryna decolonize my social media, haha.