tw: lots of things
hi this is a post just to remind all of you that i am more than just the ‘angry brown girl feminist’ you are so afraid of
i am a survivor of immense trauma
i am a survivor of repeated childhood sexual abuse
i am a survivor of repeated racialised sexual abuse
i am a survivor of a system that shames and blames sexual abuse survivors and labels them as unstable and mentally ill
i survived my abusers having me involuntarily detained in a psych ward for three months where the doctors forced me to take large doses of anti-psychotics daily and attempted to pressure and intimidate me into saying i’d lied about being abused
i have, with nothing other than my own self love and will to survive, built a whole new life for myself
i learned how to rent a house, how to sign a lease, how to build a home all by myself with no family, no support network to protect me
i have been fighting to survive since the day i was born
i am stronger, more complex and more beautiful than you will ever know
if you have even ONE family member that gives you love and support and money then you can never understand what i have been through and how much i have had to do to survive
and you would all do very well to remember that i am stronger than most people, i have been through hell and i have overcome immense pain and struggle and i am a fucking goddess for that
i remind you because everybody seems to forget how much i have overcome and instead, when i am protective of my spaces that i have worked so hard to cultivate, i am labelled as angry and aggressive
you all already have spaces
they are given to you and inherited by you
please remember that i have to fight for everything that i have, please remember that to even recieve the recognition i deserve i have to demand it or i am denied it
a random dude on the street just came up to me and kissed me on the cheek and walked away without saying a word as if it was some grand, spontaneous romantic gesture as opposed to one that reflects a culture that views women and their bodies as accessible, consumable and readily available for whoever wants a piece
at work rn and the vocalist for the band performing is completely naked (underwear on his head) screaming into the mic
gettin to see the d at work, one of the many perks of the corner hotel
“I call it ‘hunting’ – non-natives come here ‘hunting’. They know they can come into our lands and rape us with impunity because they know that we can’t touch them. The US government has created that atmosphere.”— Lisa Brunner, an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Native American community, had this to say about sexual predators at Native American reservations
And this is why your hyper-sexualized, appropriation of our bodies as Native women is a problem white people.
We must live with the knowledge that 1 in 3 Native women will be sexually assaulted/abused/raped or be the victim of domestic violence.
Anonymous asked: You met aahmer rahman *____* can you talk about what he was like wow
he was super friendly and sweet!! he was very excited to be meeting flava flav lmao. i think i didn’t recognise him because when i saw fear of a brown planet he was wearing a tux and then at the public enemy show he was dressed all “hip hop/casual”.
also he’d just done his show with dave chappelle and dave had flown to sydney for his next show, and public enemy were about to fly out to sydney too and heard dave was already there so aamer organised for dave and public enemy to hang out when they get to sydney which is so cool n____n
we have since chatted over fb and plan to hang at some point!! but yeah basically he is the loveliest *giddy*
i did sound for public enemy again last night it was so amazing again like they were just such lovely people?? they gave me really expensive headphones for no reason and a bunch of other stuff and thanked me heaps for everything and the strangest part i think is that even though they are rly successful and professional and have been around for ages etc, they treated me with such courtesy and respect that i do not recieve on a daily basis from my own coworkers??? like actually acknowledging my presence and saying hello and introducing themselves to me and engaging in conversation with me, which is like not a thing a lot of people i work with do like they just don’t say hi or acknowledge that i am there at all and when they do they are just rude lol
so yeah that was really weird and nice i wish i could do sound all the time, being a waitress is fucking shit
also the first night aamer rahman of fear of a brown planet was there and we chatted for ages and i didn’t realise that it was him until the next day even though i’ve been to one of his shows???
EVERYTHING IS FUN ALL THE TIME
Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Douala, 1962) is a Cameroonian photographer.
She grew up in Yaoundé moved to Paris as a young girl, where she was trained at the Dutch Professional Photography School in The Hague. Later on she moved to the Netherlands where she trained at the Nederlandse Fotovakschool (Netherlands professional school of photography)
Her art focuses on representations of black womanhood, individuality and humanity. Her work is historical and cultural, aimed at promoting mutual understand and respect for African identity.
Etoundi Essamba gained international recognition with exhibitions all over the world. Her photographs were first displayed in 1985 at the Maison Descartes in Amsterdam. Exhibitions followed throughout the world (Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the United States)
She is associated with DUTA or Douala Urban Touch of Arts, which allows Central African visual artists in Douala, Cameroon to share their work.
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Tumblr in a nutshell.
from Consumer Culture & Postmodernism by Mike Featherstone, 1991. Theories of Consumer Culture “The product of consumption” pg. 15
public enemy are amazing beautiful people they were so lovely to me and i had the best night ever and i am so lucky and so blessed *cries*
first day of uni: *skips lecture to do sound for public enemy*