Native American performance artist Gregg Deal takes “The Last American Indian on Earth” to the streets of Washington and New York. (Lucian Perkins/For The Washington Post)

Just came across this. LOL. 



Omg lol

"I am too far in the future to worry about people who tried to destroy me. I’m going to let them destroy themselves."

CeCe McDonald / April 22, 2014 / The New School (via queerlibido)



repeat after me: 
1. our immigrant families are not just ‘homophobic’ they are also ‘colonized.’
2. our parents have histories, genders, and sexualities, too.
3. they are just as broken as we are (but we have the words — i mean the english — to say it)
4. the diaspora responds to racism with heteronormativity
5. trauma seeps through generations


When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’   



Been a minute since ive written. Today i cried a lot. Its been about a year and a half since i tried to “fix” my relationship with my blood family. And today i have completly accepted that it can never be fully fixed. That they are unhealthy for me. That no matter what u do in life sometimes abandonment and ppl leaving u is a bleasing in disguise. I acknowledge i grew up alone, am alone and am choosinf to live alone again. In chance that one day all the love i put out in the universe can come back to me. Some things are better left broken. Chosen family .
Things left behind
All and one.
Just me.
Breathe in

"I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life"

Elsie de Wolfe (via franki-e)

Venus X photographed by Sam Bayliss Ibramsambaylissibram

I love her she is brilliant.  😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Oshun Loves Trans Women

In Lukumi, we explain many things through proverbs and parables, which we call patakis. There are patakis about all aspects of nature and human life. There are patakis about all kinds of bizarre happenings in the spirit world. And there’s one pataki that is of special importance to me, as a trans woman.

One day, Oshun was a single mother. She had two sweet children, the Ibeji (twins), and loved them very much. Being a single mother is not an easy thing to do, and Oshun had to work to support her children. Oshun did sex work to take care of her children, and when the other Orisha found this out they accused her of being a bad mother, and they took her children away from her. She cried and lost everything sweet in her life. She lost her money, she lost her home. The only Orisha who would take her in was Orunmila, and with him she had another child, Idowu, the child born after twins.
Idowu was Oshun’s pride and joy, and all the sweetness returned to her life. All of her wealth returned, and her great beauty. Oshun cherished Idowu so much that she couldn’t imagine life without him. But one day, something terrible happened in the house of Obatala, and, in anger, Obatala decreed that all male babies would be killed. When Oshun heard this, she panicked. She couldn’t live without her beautiful baby who had brought her so much prosperity. Oshun is very cunning and smart, and quickly came up with the best solution.
When the Orisha came to her house to check for male babies, they couldn’t find any and moved on. No longer did Oshun have a baby boy, she had a baby girl. Oshun had dressed Idowu up as a girl to save her from certain death, and Oshun raised her as a girl from that day. It’s said that Idowu lives half the year as a woman and half the year as a man.

This pataki explains the creation of trans women (and trans people generally), and also why Oshun favours us so much. Oshun created transition to protect us because she loves us so much that she can’t bare to part with us, and for many of us transition is the only alternative to death that we have.
Male assigned at birth children of Oshun are stereotyped as being extremely feminine, and it is unsurprising that we see a lot of trans women with Oshun as their mother (though this is not always true, trans women can have any Orisha anyone could have as their parent, this is just the stereotype). Even when Oshun isn’t our mother, I believe that she takes a special interest in us because of her love for Idowu.
Maferefun Oshun!
Maferefun Idowu!
The above painting is of Oshun and Oxossi at the birth of Logun Ede, a Brazilian Orixa with a story similar to Idowu’s, though they are different Orisha (Logun Ede was originally called Laro in Cuba, but his cult died off and he has been brought back from Brazil to Cuba as Logun Ede).


Beautiful! Maferefun Oshun, Orisha of the sweet rivers and bringing love into our lives.


Keeps poppin in my dreams. Ase. ❤❤❤❤❤❤