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How to Survive in Intersectional Feminist Spaces 101
by Rowan Grigsby
“…& it’s about to get real uncomfortable in here so let me reassure you FIRST that I love you & I think you’re a worthwhile person: white people are racist. They benefit from systemic racism whether or not they actively contribute to perpetuating it, & they perpetuate it in ways that are invisible to them because they’ve never had to think about it.”
So you think you know a thing: Feministing 201
by Rowan Grigsby
“‘But all people experience…’ No. No no no. This is some #alllivesmatter shit. It sounds good. But if all lives mattered the same amount & in the same way, we wouldn’t need to say #blacklivesmatter.”
Setting Boundaries as a White Ally: Why it’s important, why it’s challenging & how to do it ethically
“My understanding of allyship is that it is a relationship, rather than a one-way transaction. This means that principles of healthy relating apply, including enthusiastic consent & self-responsibility.”
No We Won’t “Calm Down”: Tone policing is just another way to protect privilege
by Robot Hugs
“Tone policing is a silencing tactic. That means it’s part of a set of tools used by people holding privilege to prevent marginalized individuals or groups from sharing their experiences of oppression.”
Please Don’t Tell Me “I’m in a Safe Place”
by Dr. Jamie Marich
“Yes, people are more likely to thrive when they experience a general sense of safety & empowerment. Yet telling people what they should/shouldn’t be experiencing is incredibly disempowering.”
Yoga & Body Image Coalition
“The Yoga & Body Image Coalition is committed to body love by developing, promoting & supporting yoga that is accessible, body positive & reflects the full range of human diversity.”
by Megan Jayne Crabbe
“We don’t need to accept the ‘flaws’ on our bodies, we need to dismantle the idea that our bodies were EVER flawed in the first place. They never were, & they still aren’t.”
Introduction to Cultural Appropriation
by Nadra Kareem Nittle
“Why are you ‘borrowing’ this? Is it out of a genuine interest? Is it something you feel called to do? Or, does it simply look appealing & you’re following the trends?”
Yoga & The Maintenance Of White Womanhood
by Rumya Putcha
“Dear White women (& the White men who ‘defend’ them), your womanhood needs to find & express itself in a less destructive way. Your sense of self has come at the cost of non-White women for far, far too long.”
Resources on Personal Pronouns
“Using someone’s correct personal pronouns is a way to respect them & create an inclusive environment, just as using a person’s name can be a way to respect them.”
Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful & Supportive
by The National Center for Transgender Equality
“Non-binary people are nothing new. Non-binary people aren’t confused about their gender identity or following a new fad — non-binary identities have been recognized for millennia by cultures & societies around the world.”
Language Tips for Cis Feminists Speaking on Trans Issues
by Samantha Allen
“The general lesson across all these points is: don’t draw distinctions between cisgender and transgender women unless you have to. When you do need to draw these distinctions, don’t use language that ties specific genders to specific kinds of bodies.”
White Ladies Finding Themselves Sisterhood
by Rachael Rice
“Our sisterhoods need to evolve. They’re so often a slurry of cultural appropriation, spiritual bypassing, neoliberalism, multilevel marketing, & random woo punctuated by various signals of authority, virtue & performative vulnerability from their leaders.”
5 Self-Care Strategies That Aren’t Funking Mani-Pedis
by Kate McCombs
“Sustainable self-care is about setting boundaries on your time. It’s about nurturing healthy relationships. It’s about holding the balance that we are both strong & fragile at the same time.”
by Hannah Daisy
“I started noticing that online, self-care was talked about in a very different way, often only about nice or lovely things you can do for yourself, like a bubble bath, a massage, buying nice crystals, etc.”