Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there— single moms, married moms, happy moms, unhappy moms, healthy moms, moms with illnesses, Deaf moms, Blind moms, Desi moms, Muslim moms, Jewish moms, Black moms, Latina mamas, gay moms, transgender moms, white moms!!
And even to those who had a difficult relationship with their mom- I’m thinking of you too and I know that not everyone is fortunate to have had a great relationship with their mother. Maybe she went through some hardships and did not know how to handle being a mom or maybe she was just a horrible mom. To your mother who might have been cruel to you, I hope that you can find peace with her and move on…
We are all together in this struggle to find happiness, peace, love, respect, and the meaning of life.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MOTHERS, MAMAS, DADI MA, MOMMIES, ABUELAS, AUNTIES, and SURROGATE MOMMIES!!!
(((YES I KNOW THIS POSTER IS FOR WOMEN’S DAY, BUT THE POSTER PERFECTLY ILLUSTRATES THE DIVERSITY AND BEAUTY OF MOTHERHOOD)))
thanks very much about the part of not having great relationships. feeling sad over not having it. its a working (i guess?) progress. happy (?) mothers day gaiz
For Biyuti <3333
“DECENTERING WHITE FEMINISM
The feminist movement is generally periodized into the so-called first, second and third waves of feminism. In the United States, the first wave is characterized by the suffragette movement; the second wave is characterized by the formation of the National Organization for Women, abortion rights politics, and the fight for the Equal Rights Amendments. Suddenly, during the third wave of feminism, women of colour make an appearance to transform feminism into a multicultural movement.
This periodization situates white middle-class women as the central historical agents to which women of colour attach themselves. However, if we were to recognize the agency of indigenous women in an account of feminist history, we might begin with 1492 when Native women collectively resisted colonization. This would allow us to see that there are multiple feminist histories emerging from multiple communities of colour which intersect at points and diverge in others. This would not negate the contributions made by white feminists, but would de-center them from our historicizing and analysis.
Indigenous feminism thus centers anti-colonial practice within its organizing. This is critical today when you have mainstream feminist groups supporting, for example, the US bombing of Afghanistan with the claim that this bombing will free women from the Taliban (apparently bombing women somehow liberates them).”
THIS. SO MUCH THIS. (emphasis mine)
Took the pittttays to the beach for some saltwater and sun! Still got a ways to grow, but everyday they make me happier!
I never learned a lesson looking at my own reflection,
but sometimes it seems useful
So I loosen my heart strings in high hopes
of starting to find something truthful
Really fuckin feeling my hair right now, so here’s a selfie, annnnd shout out to tha h8rs aka my male bosses tryna be all “Did you have a run in with a lawn mower?” “I needa come up with a ‘boy’ nickname to call you” (don’t actually know what he means there… some dumb assholes)