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See my lips, they stick, but not together.
Rather, they flail open with flames to burn down this culture that once kept them shut.
~ Adriel Luis

First off - A good friend of mine recently started a blog called Uppity Brown Woman, and with the feed [livejournal.com profile] uppitybrownlady. In her words "It's mostly [her] thoughts on feminism/anti-racism/whatever". I've enjoyed her posts in the past on racism, privelege and feminism, and I'm sure I will enjoy reading her there as well. If you have any interest in those subjects, I suggest checking it out.

In other news - I've been meaning to write a bit more about racism in my journal, likely in part because of what I was feeling after writing this post, the article Becoming Visable: On being a Woman of Colour in Fandom, and [livejournal.com profile] tenninch saying (in the comments), among other things: I'm irrationally afraid to be wrong about my own experience as a woman of colour, so I rarely say a word, if at all. I pretend that some other, more knowledgeable WOC will come speak for me so that I don't fall flat on my face, and truth be told, I'm also afraid of another WOC correcting me - it's just so damn confusing when it happens in real life that I can't seem to deal with it online.

Because I know I often do the same thing. Part of it is the subconscious model minority thing, and the other that I don't feel knowledgeable about racism to talk about my experiences. Which...is sort of stupid because they are my experiences, but I think that I don't understand how they fit maybe? Anyway, I'm hoping to read more essays etc about racism at some point soon (ideally I'll be able to choose a course about it in the upcoming school year, but we'll see), just so I know about it in a larger context, I guess.

Disjointed thoughts )

So we'll see where this goes - there are lots of things I want to write about, I'm just not sure if/when they'll come about.

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