Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story. Lolita is not a love story.
I am Thai/Chinese and have been living in NZ/Australia since I was 5. As long I can I remember I hated being Asian and I did all I could to distance myself and disassociate from my culture. I deeply regret a lot of the things I did in a desperate attempt to “whitewash” myself. I stopped learning to play piano because “Asians are good at piano”; I deliberately worked for below average marks at school because “Asians are always smart”; I stopped learning Chinese because “Why would I want to make myself more Asian?”; I changed my name because I was so ashamed of having a first name that no one could pronounce (although I did keep my Thai name as my middle name, which I am so grateful for). I struggled with a lot of self-hate and insecurity about my Asian features, I started wearing makeup at a very early age in an attempt to “improve” my monolids. I basically hated everything I was, both inside and out, and growing up was a very difficult time for me. It still bothers me sometimes that the person I am now is in so many ways shaped by a young girl who was full of hate and confusion. However, these past few years have taken me on a massive journey of self-acceptance; laced with much defiance as I learned more and more about just how prevalent and ingrained racism is in the world today. I have buried my internalised racism and am working hard on reclaiming who I am. WOC are beautiful and strong and important, and I am so glad I can appreciate that now.
The current pope called gay couples adopting kids child abuse and has openly spoken out against gay marriage so you know he’s still kind of scum so stop reblogging those fucking photosets about how great he is
He’s also said gross things about trans people.
didn’t he also say he doesn’t want women to be priests, ministers, etc?
- Fri, April 25, 2014, NEW YORK CITY
Mobilizing Meeting and Fundraiser for Marissa Alexander
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Freedom Hall 113 W. 128th St., Between Malcolm X Blvd. & 7th Ave., Harlem
Join Radical Women and CONNECT’s Legal Advocacy Program for a film showing of “Crime After Crime,” followed by a discussion of how we can mobilize our support for Marissa Alexander and battle domestic violence.
More info: http://www.connectnyc.org/event/mobilizing-meeting-and-fundraiser-marissa-alexander
- Tue, April 29, 2014, CHICAGO
Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander Member Meeting
This open meeting is an opportunity for members and other interested individuals to get updates on the case, to share ideas, to learn about upcoming projects. It’s an open meeting and everyone is welcome.
When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State St, #3N
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Info: Bring your dinner; RSVP at email@example.com
More info: http://chicagofreemarissa.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
More Free Marissa events HERE! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an event you’d like to promote.
Daily reminder that settlers are not the ones who get to define decolonization.