“Toward the end of the first workshop, I realized that I had forgotten about my gender while dancing. I don’t typically have the privilege of not thinking about gender.” Evie Ruddy on Queering Dance workshops.
Take a look at these insta-famous animals, “uninhibited by social constructs like race, gender and sexuality”.
A great thread:
Settler colonialism is always trying to eradicate Indigenous Peoples by re-making us to be similar to those who hold power. In some instances, we inherit those logics & in others we disrupt them.
A thread on the recycling of settler colonial violence.
— charlie // amá (@IndigenousXca) December 22, 2018
ARCHIVING THE 20TEENS WITH AYESHA A. SIDDIQI: “If the future can be read in tea leaves, the present can be read in how people get dressed.”
“What if…we recognized sexual violence as a collective problem and started organizing our own sexual safety like sex workers? This would require refusing one of the central tenets of patriarchy: the idea that men are safe and that sexual abuse is exceptional, reserved only for “bad girls” who provoke it. This poisonous idea is why when women and femme sex workers are assaulted or killed, police often refer to them as living “high-risk lifestyles.” And for the most part, everyone nods, thinking, Well, what did she expect? But as some women are just discovering, mere existence is what’s “high risk” for women and femmes”, writes Chanelle Gallant in “Word Travels: The Social Network Sex Workers Built”.
Every time there’s an inspiration porn video of a deaf baby hearing for the first time, I’m going to share a video of a deaf baby recognizing and acquiring an actual language… that is sign language.
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) December 17, 2018
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out “Safe Enough: On Love, Fear & Queer Dance Parties” by Jody Chan, published this week on our blog.
And finally, remember to peruse our latest issue, Watch Yourself, released earlier this month!