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Wrote some prose, which is closer to fiction than anything else - like a forged journal, it’s not a text that can be read for factual content. It’s more about experiences and feelings, especially those that might correspond to someone like me, a trans Latina living on the Southwest border, etc. As I keep writing I’ll upload more - in a month or two I’ll probably finish the text (a novel) and share a final copy. Read/download it here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/62ouy5ryfbus0re/Otros%20valles%2C%20prose.pdf

[In Canada,] indigenous people make up just four percent of the general population, according to a report released by Correctional Investigator of Canada Howard Sapers last year, but they comprise nearly one quarter of all inmates, he told CBC News.

Similar statistics would appear to hold true in parts of the U.S. According to the Montana Department of Corrections 2013 Biennial Report, American Indians make up 20 percent of the state’s male prison population. “One out of every five incarcerated male offenders is Native American,” the report stated. “That is almost three times higher than the rate at which natives are represented in the general Montana population”…North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and South Dakota also send disproportionate numbers of American Indians to prison, according to a 2009 report in the The Bismarck Tribune.

— and this is why it’s important to talk about anti-Indian racism when we talk about racism on the Plains [source] (via nitanahkohe)

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eugeniced:

i really want that decolonizing trans/gender book but not 12 dollars bad tho sorry boo

Same. It really bothers me when print copies are priced for cis/general readers because then trans girls can’t afford to have something to show their family and friends. Print is for other people. For me, there’s not even anything like this in Spanish that I can show my parents, so it’s just layers of access problems, which I don’t know how to fix. 

supermodelgif:

La folie Almayer (Chantal Akerman, 2011)

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lordholdme:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Bernard Plossu
Mexico DF (1966)

lordholdme:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Bernard Plossu

Mexico DF (1966)

(Source: muma-lehavre.fr)

publishbiyuti:


Make Love to Rage the devastatingly femme book of poetry by Morgan Robyn Collado is finally available for download and purchase.
From the back of the book:

This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, ‘Rage,’ communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into ‘Making’ has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have ‘Love.’ And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.

You won’t regret buying this book of poetry!

publishbiyuti:

Make Love to Rage the devastatingly femme book of poetry by Morgan Robyn Collado is finally available for download and purchase.

From the back of the book:

This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, ‘Rage,’ communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into ‘Making’ has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have ‘Love.’ And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.

You won’t regret buying this book of poetry!

27.

ahora es mañana

what is essential, begging

yr hand inside my mouth

how else

would you know me

taste of citrus/tart

vemos las luchas

con temor a la sangre

hay nuevas luces en la noche

vaya futuro

vaya espíritu

Solange’s Fader Cover Shoot (BTS)

(Source: jessicaisgray, via ethiopienne)

I was talking with a friend, Ivette González-Alé, about fat identity and she asked, “fat according to whom?” She said her body is just like everyone else in her family; their indigeneity forms a body foreign to white standards of height/weight/body fat distribution. Fatness is set against white bodies, with no consideration for other groups, creating an identity irrelevant to her brown body.

I’ve been talking to desert-gurl about starting an online magazine by and for trans women of color. The main ideas right now are to support twoc by providing a place to publish/preserve our writing, to pay our contributors through crowdfunding and donations, to prioritize the writing of black trans women, to encourage practical writing (on self-care and survival, makeup for black and brown skin, relationships/coming out, managing anxiety, etc.) and theoretical writing (on decolonization, on the appropriation of ball culture, on spiritual/religious/medical understandings of trans identities, etc.) and literature (journalistic or personal writing, poetry, fiction, etc.) that is relevant and necessary for us.

We are asking for input from twoc and offering twoc the opportunity to get involved (we’re still at the planning stage) and keep us accountable.

bofransson:

Girl on the Headland
Frank W. Benson - circa 1906

bofransson:

Girl on the Headland

Frank W. Benson - circa 1906

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Working on an essay to (1) share practical knowledge about anxiety and panic attacks, (2) from my trans Latina perspective/experiences, and (3) to share possible, evidence-based ways of healing. But I need somewhere to publish it where other twoc can see it….and money.

tlatollotl:

Ceramic rattle from Jalisco, Mexico, shaft tomb tradition/Teuchitlan Tradition, 100 BCE–200 CE

tlatollotl:

Ceramic rattle from Jalisco, Mexico, shaft tomb tradition/Teuchitlan Tradition, 100 BCE–200 CE

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Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank, was shelled by Israel on Thursday. At the time of the attack, the hospital was filled with patients who were paralyzed, unconscious and unable to move. We speak with the hospital’s executive director, Basman Alashi, who says the hospital received a warning call ahead of the assault. “I don’t understand why they hit us,” Alashi says. “We’ve been in this place since 1996, we are known to the Israeli government.”

Israel Bombs Gaza’s Only Rehab Hospital: Staff Forced to Evacuate Paralyzed Patients After Shelling

War is a disability issue. Occupation is a disability issue. Militarization is a disability issue. Imperialism is a disability issue.

(via disabilityhistory)

porpentine:

porpentine:

Trashgasm #2 is out! Presenting a zine of trans ero-scifemme short stories by Porpentine and Brenda Neotenomie!

Includes:
-Non-normative intimacy
-Femme on femme relationships
-HTML accessibility version for easy reading
-A track by Brenda with vocals by me
-Important subjects like 3D printed shareware genitals, torture mall arcologies, vending machine women, and lots of piss ^____________^

Making our own erotica is important to us because normally it gets made about us, packaging trans fems as objects of fetish to be consumed. It’s also about our sexuality in a dystopian capitalist society where our desires intersect with soul-destroying nightmare forces and oppressiveness and crying during sex and what even is sex?

If you know anyone who might be interested in this disgusting filth, please share the link with them, and if you have a copy, feel free to share with anyone who can’t afford it!