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Sally-Anne, 21 years old, go by she/her pronouns, living in Melbourne and trying to get my shit together. I like art, craft, political thought, my housemates and all sorts of stuff.


Full piece converting anagnori's piece to a comic. 

Her piece on aro-ace experience is worth reading. 

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#holy shit this is fucking amazing on so many levels  #drawn  #queer 
Anonymous asked: I'm not going to lie, I feel ostracised by my fellow Aboriginal brothers and sisters when they address each other as PoC". It makes me feel uncomfortable because there are many Aboriginal's who aren't necessarily "of colour" (including myself) and so it's almost like the Aboriginal people who are of colour are understood by white people or non Indigenous people that they are the only ones who suffer from white invasion, racism etc..



In addition to my last message, it’s quite obvious that our white counterparts, or their white forefathers have tried to divide our people into different categories of “colour” or define how Aboriginal we are due to colour (re- half castes, quarter castes etc) so how can you justify calling our brothers and sisters “PoC”? It is an American term so maybe us Australian Aboriginals should keep it that way my brother/sister :)

I understand what you’re saying and your opinion is completely valid, however it’s ultimately up to the individual. Certain Aboriginal peoples may identify as a PoC because of a range of factors such as their life experiences, how they’ve been raised, where they grew up etc. We can’t be ignoring these expieriences.

But I think you’re missing the point in that it is not meant to be a term that only black and brown skinned people can use because they are obviously non white skinned. Being Aboriginal is definitely not about skin color, it never has been. Many Aboriginal peoples identify as “Black” even if they as light skinned/mixed/white passing and these folks have always been accepted in our communities because identity is extremely important to us. We have had our cultures and languages destroyed but we are reclaiming them and taking back our identity as sovereign peoples. Because despite the Stolen Generations and the genocide committed upon these lands, we are still here and skin color is not a defining factor in one’s Aboriginality.

In short, I won’t be telling Indigenous folks that they cannot identify as a PoC. That’s not my call to make. No one should be making that call. We aren’t white, and the term absolutely includes light skinned, white passing and mixed peoples. And should Aboriginal peoples choose to identify as a PoC, that is fine. :)

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Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover

Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?

Tune into Z’s UStream tonight to watch developments live. 

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Anonymous asked: there's the term 'iaopoc' meaning 'indigenous and/or people of colour' that ppl might wanna use!



I never knew about this! This is actually a really cool term to use and it’s inclusive of both Indigeneity and non-whiteness. Thanks for sending this in.

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Color experiment #2
September, 2014

this looks like facing away from the lights in vegas at sunset

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"And now Klaus is apparently running off to go and save Sunny. In the books of course it is Violet, but I know that Hollywood prefers its female actresses to do very little."
Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events audio commentary  (via captainofalltheships)

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Beginners’ Zoology. 1922.


Beginners’ Zoology. 1922.

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Path at La Cavee, Pourville, 1882
Claude Monet


Path at La Cavee, Pourville, 1882

Claude Monet

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