Tuesday, September 30, 2014




Yo, White person selling overpriced shit on Etsy…

1. Your store name contains a slur. Well done there.

2. This “Indian chief portrait” is almost $500, which you envision as the profit owed to you for ‘creating it’. 

3. You found the original image of the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud by searching “old indian chief” on Google Images. And you did an awful job of reproducing it. 

4. You dare to sell his likeness to go along with some “cool tribal pillows” that bastardize and monetize legitimate traditional arts and cultures.

5. Makhpiya-Luta (Red Cloud) spent his entire life fighting to maintain the integrity of his Nation against the constant assault of White American forces. Your attempt to make money off of his image is a fully-wrought colonial act, made possible by your racist disregard for Native peoples and the history of the land you live on. 

You should burn your painting out of respect for the man it defames.

this that white bullshit

Reblogging this because it’s important for non natives to know that this is not okay do do, if you aren’t native then there is no reason for you to make or “reproduce” native art. End of story.

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B’Nat Gnawa and company at Gnaoua Festival last year. Beautiful peeps!


B’Nat Gnawa and company at Gnaoua Festival last year. Beautiful peeps!


I’m reading about borders and exclusion in the US, did you guys know that at one point they took the very same sections of fence that were used to intern Japanese people in camps, and used them to construct a barrier on the Mexican border? The literal same physical pieces of fixed capital. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014



Compilation of my pictures in morocco. Casa/eljadida summer ‘14. Part 2.

excuse me while I cry. I miss easy living in Morocco :(

Thursday, September 25, 2014

HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instance, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. #farfromover (PT I)



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Monday, September 22, 2014

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

Glosswatch, Almost Famous, real women, and the normalisation of self-hate. (via nextyearsgirl)

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The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.