“ There are the green-eyed Mexicans. The rich blond Mexicans. The Mexicans with the faces of Arab sheiks. The Jewish Mexicans. The big-footed-as-a-German Mexicans. The leftover-French Mexicans. The chaparrito compact Mexicans. The Tarahumara tall-as-a-desert-saguaro Mexicans. The Mediterranean Mexicans. The Mexicans w/Tunisian eyebrows. The negrito Mexicans of the double coasts. The Chinese Mexicans. The curly-haired, freckled-faced, red-headed Mexicans. The Lebanese Mexicans. Look, I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say I don’t look Mexican. I am Mexican. ”

—    Sandra Cisneros (via ioanina)

(via 157653)

A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it. ”

porygonn:

its not that being trans/autistic/mentally-ill is a trend.. its that people are more comfortable about being open with things like this now.. stop acting like this “”trend”” is a bad thing…

(via satanssecretblog)

on growing up.

paradisefears:

but then,
my friends turned into strangers,
& enemies to friends,
substance became safety,
& my means turned into ends.

if there’s a better way of living,
i guess i haven’t found it yet.
& if there’re better words to say it,
then i guess they’re still unsaid.

(via satanssecretblog)