Girls in a cave
GIRLS IN A CAVE
"The strength represented in this card is strength you already have by existing, not by physical strength or ability, or bending so as not to break. It is about the strength to break and rebuild, to bend with the wind, and the exhilaration of the strength implicit in just being alive."
Trans women in Paris, 1960s
photograph by Christer Strömholm.
“ …the call to revive riot grrrl often takes the form of a feminist melancholy for some prior moment of feminist optimism in which the present can only be understood as failure — which is troubling, since the reasons for the demise of riot grrrl had to do with some truly spectacular racism and classism, and to mourn its demise too often “blames” racial tension, and by extension girls and women of color, as a source of violence.
well, it’s fall and i finally got a Queen tattoo.
Ai Weiwei - Studies in Perspective, 1995-2003
And By Queen - Dave End
And by “Queen” you thought they all meant royalty
like they knew your potential
like your high school was a self help book
written on bathroom stalls in pencils
and you knew as long as they kept talking shit you could succeed
and by “Fairy” you thought they knew about your wings
“ Not being racist is not some default starting position. You don’t simply get to say you’re not a racist; not being racist — or a sexist or a homophobe — is a constant, arduous process of unlearning, of being uncomfortable, of eating crow and being humbled and re-evaluating. It’s probably hard to start that process if you’ve been told that every thought you have is golden and should be given voice, and that people who are offended by what you say are hypersensitive simpletons.