Patchwork Poetics

poet. quilter. a little off-kilter.

Reasons why PoC don’t talk and hang out with white people:

rootworkn:

Reasons why PoC don’t talk and hang out with white people:

  • Because they’re tired of various microagressions.
  • Because they fear they are being fetishized
  • Because they are tired of racism
  • Because they are tired of having to explain every aspect of racism to an ignorant white person who is unaware of their privilege.
  • Because they are tired of being treated like a token minority
  • Because they are tired of having to explain various elements of their cultural practices only to have them laughed at
  • Because they are tired of having their accents and those of their parents laughed at
  • Because they are tired of ignorant ‘well meaning’ questions
  • Because they are tired of racist ‘jokes’
  • Because they are tired of being seen as ‘over reacting’ when they point out problematic things that white people say

Reasons why white people don’t hang out with, interact with, or get involved with PoC

  • Because they are ‘weird’
  • Because they fear that they will say and do something racist and be labelled as a racist, which is much worse to white people than actually BEING a racist
  • Because of anti-Black racism
  • Because of stereotypes- i.e. Asian girls are shy, Black people are ghetto, ect.
  • Seriously, that’s it.

(via fonnatasha)

high-zen-burg:

this is for all the girls who are big girls that don’t have a skinnier middle than their butt and thighs 

the ones whos bellies hang over their underwear

who’s waist size is thicker than their shoulders, butt, or anywhere else on their bodies

who’s boobs are bigger than their butts, they have curvy lumps on their backs, muffin tops, chicken legs, thick arms and smaller bodies, no boobs, no butt, all middle, whatever.

you’re loved too. don’t forget that.

(via brownfatfemme)

scifi-reality:

here for brown girls, queer girls, shy girls, bi girls, trans* girls, poly girls, disabled girls, loud girls, anarchist girls, riot girls, my girls, the quiet girls - the silent girls, the heart-too-big for their body girls, fat girls, nerdy girls, sexy girls, messy girls, can’t-cook-to-save-their-gramma girls, proud girls, masculine girls, rowdy girls, girly girls, naughty girls, angry girls, surviving/recovering girls, healing girls, don’t-need-saving girls, girls all girls

(via aprill-showers)

note-a-bear:


So not only was the Viola’s performance in the final scene of the episode incredibly raw, symbolic and real, but she actually pitched the idea herself.
I have so much respect for this woman.

YES VIOLA

note-a-bear:

So not only was the Viola’s performance in the final scene of the episode incredibly raw, symbolic and real, but she actually pitched the idea herself.

I have so much respect for this woman.

YES VIOLA

(Source: wessygibbins, via ethiopienne)

vivacosima:

cat: places paw tentatively on boob
me: please–
cat: presses paw down on boob
me: don’t–
cat: slowly, agonizingly walks across boobs

(Source: majesdanes, via hantisedeloubli)

#DontUseSlangAroundWhitePeople2k15

thisgirlspeaks:

phoeni-xx:

And stop defining it on tumblr. Let them be lost at sea like Columbus, outta the loop.

PSA people!

(Source: basedfiasco, via marfmellow)

“We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?”

—   (via triplegoddesss)

(Source: b0hemian-vibes, via poeticallybrown)

In my experience

ofthemilkyway:

Living with internalized ableism is constantly feeling like you are incapable of doing things and then hating yourself for not being able to do things.

Because you should just be able to do things. Why can’t you do things? Just do it! Just do it! JUST DO IT ALREADY

(via chronicillnessmemes)

tv:

white girls are beautiful!

magazines:

white girls are beautiful!

media:

white girls are beautiful!

society:

white girls are beautiful!

white feminists:

(white) girls are beautiful!

black girl:

black girls are beautiful!

white feminists:

UMMMM EXCUSE ME???? DON'T YOU MEAN ALL GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL????