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I’ve been asked by people on different ends of the fat lover spectrum about advice being a good ally. From the “My lover doesn’t see how beautiful she is and won’t have sex with the lights on,” to the “My lover uses the term fat to describe themself but I’ve always thought of that as a derogatory word… isn’t it?” For FAT SEX WEEK I’ve highlighted some of the best ways to be a good ally to your fat lover. This is all from my limited perspective, you should obviously be in good communication with your lover to find out what works for them and how they operate in the world. Communication is an essential sex toy! This advice applies to folks of all sizes, not just thinner folks partnered (in all the myriad ways one can partner) with fat folks. And a lot of it is good advice for sex in general, regardless of whether or not your partner is fat.
02.15.13 161
Sure, movements can be healing. But are they? Many, many broke folks, parents and/or disabled folks who have been forced out of movements would say no. What disability justice and healing justice talks about- and ask- is , are they really? Or are they set up in burnout models that destroy folks’s physical and spiritual health? And I think that a big part of what movements that I’m part of do to *make movements* that aren’t shitty, is to center disabled, working-class and poor, parenting, and femme of color genius. Burnout isn’t just about not having a deep enough analysis. It’s about movements that are deeply ableist and inaccessible.
10.24.12 46
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Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

Support Black & Pink. Clickie through to like them on Facebook.

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

09.24.12 19
When forces in power began to slice away at the infrastructure of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, people did not just take notice. They acted. When Black taxi cabs were denied insurance so as to break the carpooling strategies that the boycott had set up, the largest Black-owned insurance company in the Southeast, Atlanta Life Insurance, took up the call. As resources were strained and money dwindled over the year-long boycott, political organizers Bayard Rustin and Ella Baker started a community fund, called In Friendship, to direct resources into Montgomery. These methods and collaborative strategies sustained the boycott, but more important, they linked people and organizations across the country to a local struggle that would spark movement work for the next two decades.

—  —Stephanie Guilloud from We Are Stronger Together: Active Solidarity & Collaborative Fundraising in the South. (via theredtree)

this is how you organize. you make sure people’s basic needs are being met because advocating for radical change is impossible of you’re broke, hungry, have medical needs that are not being met, have emotional/psychological needs that are not being met, and so on. running around in masks IS NO SUBSTITUTE for this very basic *very unglamorous* but very necessary stuff.

(via so-treu)

10.07.11 127
Zoom I love the style & substance!
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In the early morning light after a long late-night volunteer shift with RightRides. Linen pants and unlined suede driving loafers help me get through 5 hours behind the wheel.
BTW, if you live in NYC:  RightRides offers women and LGBTQ individuals a free, safe, late night ride home on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:59 PM - 3 AM, (early Saturday or Sunday morning) in 45 NYC neighborhoods across four NYC boroughs. To call for a ride, the dispatch number is (888) 215-SAFE (7233).

I love the style & substance!

newshoesoldhat:

In the early morning light after a long late-night volunteer shift with RightRides. Linen pants and unlined suede driving loafers help me get through 5 hours behind the wheel.

BTW, if you live in NYC: RightRides offers women and LGBTQ individuals a free, safe, late night ride home on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:59 PM - 3 AM, (early Saturday or Sunday morning) in 45 NYC neighborhoods across four NYC boroughs. To call for a ride, the dispatch number is (888) 215-SAFE (7233).

09.13.11 23
Zoom NEW RIGHTS!!! Healthcare! Economically accessible education!

NEW RIGHTS!!! Healthcare! Economically accessible education!

09.04.11 6631
If we don’t reclaim the fabulousness of fatshion, then bikinis, business suits, and “skinny” jeans police our bodies and limit our lives.
07.16.11 14
You don’t want to start setting up another rule book, like: “This is how you’re a feminist. And this is the way you dress. And this is the way you act. And this is the way you protest.” It’s like, some people protest carrying signs. Some people protest by making activist radical music. Sometimes people try to just make it through a day and not kill themselves, and that’s their activism for right then, because that’s all they have.

— Kathleen Hanna (via riotisnotquiet)

06.27.11 4854
Zoom A day without Lesbians is like a day without sunshine. Thank you to my foremothers for all of that work you did and all of the haircuts I feel complicated about that you still sometimes rock. Also denim vests are back. So.

A day without Lesbians is like a day without sunshine. Thank you to my foremothers for all of that work you did and all of the haircuts I feel complicated about that you still sometimes rock. Also denim vests are back. So.

05.11.11 29033