… that indicate a detour or wrong turn into white guilt, denial, or defensiveness.
Click the above text for the link! Not only does this article list 28 such attitudes, but it also describes why/how it is offensive, wrong, ignorant… and oh yeah racist.
**for all of you that keep pestering PoC’s and non-white-identifying folks… shut up and do some homework!**
Video from the last post.
In under 3 minutes this comedian puts to shame notions of “reverse racism”. Spot on and all of the truths right there.
Good time to post this…. well… when isn’t a good time though really. Thanks to whomever made this gifset!
Wednesday’s posts are heavy.
Social justice and equality as it relates to race-based issues. Ethnicity, faith, nationality…. focus on allyship and solidarity.
#Elsipogtog Needs Assistance: How You Can HelpCall SWN, send blankets, donate, ship supplies via Greyhound. All the info is attached.
Stand with the Mi’kmaq Nation. Support our relations.
In “Fort McMoney” you can control who you talk to and where you go, but it’s all based around interviews with real people.
Caught this article last week and gave the game a try. I think the concept is really cool and I like that they’ve intertwined it with interviews and true experiences and reports from people who’ve experienced fort mac // the tar sands in different capacities.
Unfortunately (and maybe this is due to my, um, borrowed internet), the pages took aaaages to load, and when you’ve got my attention span that’s not so good. I’m saving it for a time with a better connection and will give it a full run through but thought i’d post it for others to check out. It looks like they have only done one instalment and based on this will continue the next ‘chapter’. Get playing!
(In other news, please do not mistake the tar sands for a game. unless it’s a gambling game, in which yes, you are gambling with the home planet of all of life as we know it. no biggie or anything)
Depending on your outlook and how you resonate, the new moon is a time for letting go and marking endings ~and/or~ a time for preparing to welcome what is to come, whether that is known or not.
If you are slower, like me, maybe it is actually just a time to pause.
and breathe again.
Reflect on where you are and give yourself a moment before you take up daily life again. Think about what you want to be open to as the moon’s phase begins anew.
On a personal note, I had to/chose to miss my circle tonight and that was hard. It being a new moon, and the fact that this weekend was pretty unfair towards me (for real, I don’t often play the unfair card)… I could have used the strength from creating sacred space with some of the best people I know. I had a deadline to meet and I’m proud of the work I put into it, but I need to remember that you don’t *need* a circle to create sacred space and do magick… even if it’s easier and more fulfilling to do it that way sometimes.
Breathing in. Reflecting. Pausing as the snow storms outside.
Wondering if the snow will cover us all in our sleep tonight…
fire + air ~ orange light
iv always been so certain im only doing black work on my body ummmm change=magic magic=change
Reblogging for beauty and the commentary :) That is magick for sure.
(of note, I haven’t dug around to see if the author of this is indigenous or not)
To reference or not.
To follow or not.
To interpret or not.
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week will be full of challenges, full of chances, of opportunities to change, to grow, to move into brighter, wilder places. Take these chances when you can, but don’t get reckless. Try to move carefully, try not to rush, try to appreciate this strange dizzying space on the verge of newness, on the verge of greatness, on the verge of some kind of happiness you’ve missed for a long time. Try to move carefully enough that you can still be gentle, still do the dishes, still call your mom. Listen to songs with weird rhythms and listen to songs about coming home.
Taurus: This week, the world around you is going to unwind a little and it’s going to loosen its grip on you. This week you can feel very free, if you try. Spend your days taking long naps and reading long books and working on the projects that make you feel alive, the projects that you could spend your whole life on. Trust your thoughts this week, trust your body, trust that your brain and your blood and your hands can guide you through your days. Listen to songs about highways or forests or love in wintertime.
Gemini: This week, when the world feels tough, when the air feels heavy, when the light is wrong, try not to worry, try not to get unkind. Just try to work on fitting yourself into the world that exists around you, on finding the cracks and the clearings where you can live. Work on carving out quiet spaces for yourself that are safe, then building homes with the people you love. Work on making places where you can eat and sleep and dream your dreams and experience moments of magic and moments of joy. Listen to songs on weird instruments and songs about friendship.
Cancer: This week, try to keep your heart open to the vastness of the world that you live in, even when it makes you dizzy, even when it’s too much to even look at. Try to keep yourself open to the whole glittering weirdness of your own dreams, open to the triumphant weirdness of your own body. It’s such a wild gift to belong to this world, such a wild gift to be living this life that is yours, and this week, as long as you’re trying, all of your choices will good and they’ll be right and you’ll be able to feel it.
Leo: This is a week for movement, it’s a week for traveling, it’s a week for walking so far that your legs get sore, for doing so much that you fall into bed every night to dream about flying. This is a week for expanding, for shouting as loud as you can, for stretching out your arms, for making your world bigger. Go on a trip or read books about people who aren’t like you at all, or practice your Spanish, or stay up late and listen to all of the songs that make wild caverns open up in your heart.
Virgo: This week, the world is going to offer you truth and it’s going to offer you clarity, even when you’re not looking for it, even if you’re not ready. It’s going to be a good week to get a little distance on your life, to leave town, or take a day off work, or go someplace new for lunch. It’s going to be a good week to imagine wild and different ways of living, to dream of forests or deserts or mountains or quiet night streets, then returning to see yourself in new light, clear and true. Listen to songs about losing things and songs about finding things.
Libra: If you’ve been feeling a little lost, a little off-balance, a little bit out of orbit, things are going to swing back into place this week, they’re going to shift back into focus, they’re going to get sharp and bright and good again. Let this feeling carry you—spend your days outside, spend your days moving, spend your days talking and working and asking the questions that make your brain buzz and your heart sing. Trust yourself to live right this week, trust your own choices, listen to songs about solitude and songs about triumph.
Scorpio: This week, things are going to calm down, they’re going to even out, the world and the sky will be soft around you and the ground will feel solid and real underneath your feet. It’s going to be a good week for getting into a flow, a good week for finding yourself again, a good week for making plans and for finding the rhythms that make your world make sense. This week is going to be kind and it’s going to be warm and it’s going to sparkle at you, gently, quietly. Read stories about traveling, listen to songs about families.
Sagittarius: This is a week for growing tall, growing strong, growing into your powers in ways that are strange and beautiful and bright. It’s a week for rebuilding your favorite dreams and remembering your own depths and your own strangeness and your own brightness. Spend your days with the people you love most and remember your roots, remember the wild gardens and forests of feeling that live inside you, remember the things that keep you connected to the world and the things that let you be brave. Listen to songs that make you move and songs that make you sing.
Capricorn: This week, the world’s going to be open and solid, and the air is going to be clear and bright. It’s a week for nurturing warm feelings inside yourself, toward other people, and toward your weird sweet self, toward the world. It’s a week for hanging out with your friends and loving them as much as you can. Things are going to be okay this week, better than they’ve been in a while, better than you even expect; try not to worry about it, try to just move and feel and take time to eat a good breakfast before you leave in the morning.
Aquarius: If you’ve been frustrated lately, if you’ve felt stuck, if things haven’t been quite right, they’re going to be better this week. It’s going to be a week of answers, a week of gifts. There are good things waiting for you this week, just around the corner, just waiting for you to look out the window, waiting for you to notice them. Good things will come to you this week if you work, if you’re kind, if you keep believing in the things you feel and the things you know in your bones. Listen to TLC.
Pisces: The world is going to feel wide and clear around you this week, weird and generous and full of life. It’s a good week for working hard, but not worrying any more than you have to. Focus on your poems or your paintings or your clothes or the songs you sing to yourself in the shower; focus on the things that make you feel bright and alive. This is a week for being your truest, most generous self, and for spending time with the people who recognize this in you, who love it in you, who see you most truly.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.
Beaming for 2 reasons: I just discovered a new favourite vietnamese restaurant only a few blocks away from my house. They have a simple, one page menu (for those of us that struggle with pages of options), and HAVE THE SWEETEST OWNERS!
As a “half asian” person, I am used to and often anxious about entering into certain spaces knowing that I am more likely to be bothered in some way or another about my background. Unfortunately, ‘china town’ is the worst for this in most cities i’ve been in*.
Not only were the 3 owners super welcoming when I came in, but after recognizing that I had come to eat alone one of them brought me the local chinese newspaper to read. I smiled and sheepishly told him I couldn’t read it. Without hesitating or giving me any kind of sideways look he asked what my background was “Filipino, and some chinese”, I said. He held up a finger to ask me to wait, and returned a few minutes later with the Phillipine Canadian (which is primarily written in English). I wanted to give him the biggest hug.
The food was super good and I loved that it wasn’t the typical ‘every vegetable is perfectly cut’ kind of style, and the woman who cooked it was really into explaining to me the differences in the menu items.
It seems like something small but I don’t know if i’ve been that relaxed in that kind of setting in a long while. Definitely going back :)
Curious if other mixed-asian folks have experienced either side of this?
*Note: What I mean is that in whiter areas I deal with the fetishization, rude questions of where i’m from (asteroid B612, obvs), etc. In places where there are higher numbers of mid/north-east asian people, especially seniors, I tend to experience harsh criticisms of who spoiled the blood.*
sometimes I say true things concisely.