New York City, 5/16/13.
I never ever ever saw a girl like me
In any of yr fashion magazines
Is it really so hard to admit
Some of us live in between
Crushed by invisibility
By yr false dichotomy
Yr gender binary can’t see me
Quit taking it out on me
I need more surgery
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
Society thinks our bodies are so scandalous that it’s better to put our lives at risk than to show us how to stay safe
Angelina Jolie photographed by Mert and Marcus
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Claire Nathan, the woman who was barred by Air New Zealand from working as an air hostess because of a ta moko on her forearm, says she no longer wants to work for the airline.
Air NZ refused to hire her because of her traditional ta moko. Yet they use the Maori symbol for its company logo.
And that, in a nutshell, is what it’s like to be indigenous.
“We’ll appropriate your cultural iconography for our brand identity but we’ll also deny you employment for it.”
i am an ocean
twisting and turning,
you would groan under the weight
of my mind that remembers
you said french style green beans are a sin
you said it was a pleasure
to talk to me for 6 hours
to tickle me at a concert
when you knew i’d shriek
just as lauren was about to sing
that was the first time we let our guard down
when i leaned over and kissed your sloppy lips
in my bedroom with beautiful women hugging the walls
i brushed back your hair and thought,
baby, you’re beautiful
in all your femininity
and i didn’t even think i could’ve wanted something else
that i was wrong
maybe we were the sin, not me, not by myself
cause how can one atheist defy any god
you were not meant for me
you probably don’t remember my green bean preference.
i am an ocean,
salty tears lapping up the gasoline
of your temp job at the pumps.
I was born in the wrong time period. I should have been born in the far future when everyone has the rights they fucking deserve
Your body is yours and it is up to you and you alone whether or not you want to carry a pregnancy to term. Pro-Choice Teddy Bear supports you completely. <3
The second one is my signature move
[Image: Dark blue/purple grunge background. First line text: “Did you know?”. Second line image: 10 people symbols/silhouettes, of which 5.5 are colored pink, and 8 very light pink. Third line text (large): “55% of bisexual people are not out at work”. Fourth line, smaller text: “By contrast, 8% of gay men and 6% of lesbians report not being out at work.” Fifth line: “STOP biphobia and monosexism!”]
This is the sixth in a series of infographics.
Oh my god look at the disparities between the two levels.