Our Kamayura brothers of the Xingu tribes of Brazil need our help! Please help with any amount you can and share this campaign. People of these ancestral indigenous tribes are dying and need basic sanitation supplies urgently! Join us in this beautiful movement 💜
Nossos irmãos das tribos Kamayura do Xingu do Brasil precisam de nossa ajuda! Ajude com qualquer quantia que puder e compartilhe esta campanha. O povo dessas tribos indígenas está morrendo e precisa urgentemente de suprimentos básicos de saneamento! Une se a esse lindo movimento 💜
Supreme Court decisions have been a 🎢 this month, y'all. Just another reminder that we need to flip👏 that👏 Senate👏 Oh, also I have pink and orange hair now
Other reminders, in case you need 'em:
1. Black lives matter
2. Trans and non-binary people are valid
3. Menstruating people deserve access to birth control and safe reproductive care regardless of their job
4. Indigenous lives matter, and the US government needs to stop disrespecting their sovereign land
5. No human being, least of all a child, is illegal
6. Make sure you're registered to vote. Today. And then apply for your mail-in ballot. Again, today.
7. @hairbyjamieblue is a goddess and hair magician and can translate even the most 🤷♀️ into colorful bliss
I don't post much script anymore, but this one holds special meaning for me. This young lady was taken way too soon under brutal circumstances. I'm honoured her family chooses me to do their memorial tattoos for them. #mmiw
Matariki, the Maori New Year, is held each year when the Pleiadean star cluster rises into the sky. I’ve written more about Matariki itself in a previous post (check my IG stories!) and te ao Māori + wairua (spirit) as well.
On Matariki we think about the ones who have gone before us, our whakapapa, we plan for what’s ahead, and we reflect on what is needed.
This year, Matariki dawns in light of so much ongoing activism and solidarity by Māori. So many incredible, brave, powerful, hilarious or poignant kōrero (stories) shared by wahines (women) especially, and I want to say how much gratitude I have for being able to follow, connect, work with, learn with and share with more wahine toa than ever before! It is stunning and empowering to see wahine reclaiming their identity and being able to express freely even when it is uncomfortable to others. You are AMAZING and I hope that the new year brings reparations, safety, recognition of your emotional and creative labour and as much love as you can handle. ❤️
To our Aboriginal wahine toa, our solidarity and love continues. #alwayswasalwayswillbeaboriginalland ❤️
I’ve also been reflecting on a lot of the Māori, Pasifika + BIPOC boys, who I grew up with. On how, even from school-age, privilege spared me a lot of the aggression, neglect and treatment they received at the hands of adults in power. Many of those sweet, funny boys were treated like criminals and, with nobody to tell them otherwise or support their emotional or educational growth, guess what! Many ended up in crime. We were no different. We still are no different. All that differed was our privilege. 🤚🏽I resolve to continue doing what I can to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and nurturing the spirits, intuitions and creativity of BIPOC. You matter so much. 💜🧘🏽♀️🔮
Last night, I created a tiny makeshift Matariki altar to give thanks and share abundance back to our ancestors & guides. Then I danced around to old Māori tunes, sang, said karakia and sent love.💜
Proud to be a Māori wahine + grateful that so many of you from around the world share your spiritual journeys with me!🔮
Last week the 110-year-old bust of Christopher Columbus was taken down from its pedestal in Detroit and placed in storage after a sign that read "Looter. Rapist. Slave Trader” was left around the neck of the bust. The explorer’s likeness has stirred hostility across the nation, an uprising movement intensified from #BLM protests, to displace monuments of those who are seen to have violated the human rights + freedoms of others.
Courtney standing on top of where the bust of Christopher Columbus stood Is Three Fires Nation GTB Chippewa. Below on the left Teia is Anishinaabe and Mexican, Hadassah is LTBB Odawa and Joelle is Kauwetsà:ka/Cherokee.” - RMZ
Images by #RosaMari ́aZamarrón a Detroit-based documentary photographer + co-founder of @la.sirenadetroit a collaborative female lead studio in Southwest Detroit providing studio space within the community.
2018 In findings that lawmakers described as troubling, Senate investigators said the department could not determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,488 out of 11,254 children the agency had placed with sponsors in 2018, based on follow-up calls from April 1 to June 30.
The inability to track the whereabouts of migrant children after they have been released to sponsors has raised concerns that they could end up with human traffickers<------ or be used as laborers by people posing as relatives #stopchildtrafficking#abolishice#blacklivesmatter#indigenouslivesmatter#stormice#childtrafficking#savemigrantchildren
abolish ice https://helpingimmigrants.carrd.co
“Save the Whales, doesn’t mean let the other fish die...”
This is a new design I made last week. The words came from my partner, and I asked if I could make it into a t-shirt. I have two new designs.
This is the first one. It’s a comment on how people say “all lives matter”. Front of the t-shirt is the whale, and then the back will have Black Lives Matter design. -Double sided design only available on TeePublic but the front design is available on RedBubble *Disclaimer*
All profit from the sales of all items from this design will go straight to Indigenous Community Organisations or fundraisers for Black communities. I will not take any profit. I do not want to profit from the Black Lives Matter movement, I just want to raise funds.
THANK YOU! So far we've raised $365 in just a few hours! We're all so grateful you're stepping up for BIPOC today - things have been slowing down lately, but radical and long-lasting change comes from ongoing support! If you haven't checked out our fundraiser bundle yet, the link is in our description (or you can go to cosmicqueers.com/more/fundraiser-bundle) ♡ We have just 15 packs left!
"Walking past a bookstore with a variety of blak books in the window, not because it’s NAIDOC Week but because blak writers are prolifically delivering awarding-winning work, feels good. Deep in the belly of the archives, progress is slow, but on lunch breaks I see my heroes displayed in Bourke Street windows. And those of us emerging on the edges benefit from commissions and publishing opportunities, which weren’t there for older generations. But it’s odd to feel wanted and censored at the same time."
When making a documentary about the @siouxchef a few years ago, I looked up at Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills with Sean & Dana as they told me the true history of Mt. Rushmore. One of the biggest lies you were probably taught in school is that Mt. Rushmore is a national monument proudly displaying the forefathers of America. THE TRUTH: This is sacred, indigenous land that belongs to the Sioux tribe- legally, historically, morally. Formerly, it was a beautiful stone mountain in a precious ecosystem, sacred to The Sioux, until a sculptor with strong KKK ties illegally carved out the faces of white men on it. Please take a moment to think about this! Petition to re-write the history books our children read! Imagine if your own house suddenly had the faces of racist jerks spray painted on them for eternity. Trump going there now for unsafe fireworks during the pandemic is too disgusting to even comprehend, as disgusting as a Tulsa rally on Juneteenth 😔 I proudly stand with The Sioux Tribe ✊ I think it’s OK to celebrate our country and to love it, but I encourage you to repost this and to teach your kids the real and whole history of Mt. Rushmore and not celebrate this landmark of shame. And if you want more accurate info about the history of American lands, please follow my friends at @siouxchef and help to #rewritehistory#teachkidsthetruth#lakotasioux#sioux#chiefredcloud#mtrushmore#mountrushmore#americantragedy#blackhills#justice#nojusticenopeace#humanrights#historyfacts#historywaswrittenbytheoppressors#indigenouslivesmatter#indigenousrights#repostthis#respectthetreaties#indigenous#indigenousfilm#documentaryfilmmaking Graphic courtesy of Indian Country Today.
HERE’S A LINK TO WATCH MY DOC ABOUT SIOUX CHEF, (it’s about native foods, not Mt. Rushmore): https://vimeo.com/240037643