Introspect

Owl Eyed Girl

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I really believe that applying poetry, or language in general, to trauma is the ultimate act of reclaiming. Naming something gives you a sort of ownership over it (hey, colonialism did it all the time, haha), so choosing words that identify your experience makes it less of this looming unknown that has you at its mercy. It makes everything less ‘something that happened to me’ and more ‘experience/story that belongs to me,’ you know?
Safia Elhillo, interviewed for The Body Narratives  (via caitsmeissner)

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Public schools should be nicer to gay kids, but they probably won’t because liberalism.

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Public schools should be nicer to gay kids, but they probably won’t because liberalism.

"Queer Youth in a Liberal Society: The FAIR Education Act and Beyond"

Politics, Whitman College.

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Mine: Some queers and activists liked poetry events, expensive, nice books, and tea

Identity (In)Visibility: Choosing Spaces, Materials, and Communities

Anthropology & Gender Studies, Purchase College

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