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existentialorchid:

existentialorchid:

Lesbians Against Boys Invading Anything (L.A.B.I.A.)

goldstarprivilege:

existentialorchid:

Lesbians Against Boys Invading Anything. Or L.A.B.I.A. This is what a sign said that was discovered hanging in the Q Center of Portland, Oregon. A trans woman who goes…

And like, I’m a little pissed that you reblogged my post because even if you aren’t a TERF you have TERF followers, and they are starting to harass me again.

???I’m not responsible for who follows me though? If anyone is harassing you I 100% don’t support that, but as  Black lesbian I can be critical of anyone that isn’t a woman of colour making blanket statements especially as someone is a survivor of CR and an exile from my own vountry because of her sexuality.


To boldly go..


dynamicafrica:

Spotlight: Photographer Damion Reid and the “Beauty of the Black Woman” Project.

How do you describe what a black woman is? How do you even begin to define her?

You don’t. You leave that up to her.

As black women, as black people, we are well aware of our complexities - whether inherited or otherwise. What’s more, despite our differences being used to divide and separate us, whether through experience or heritage, history has played out in such a way that we are and will always be connected to each other in ways words cannot even begin to describe. As romantic as this may sound, and though there is so much beauty in who we are, there’s a lot of pain that we are still forced to triumph through. Despite all this, as we combat that which has manifested in our lives through both structural and internal racism, it’s so important that we look for ways to find and recreate ourselves on our terms.

Living in a world where black women have to constantly defend their existence and personally find ways to continuously reaffirm their beauty and self-worth, it’s hard not to love what Damion Reid does.

As a Communications Major, Reid was, to say the least, troubled by the negative images and stories he’d often come across of Black women and Black people in the Diaspora. In the Spring of 2002, armed with his camera and desire to show the multi-faceted reality of Black women, he began approaching women he’d see in public in an attempt to capture the “Beauty of the Black Woman.”

Ridding himself of mainstream notions of what beauty is or is supposed to look like, Reid opted to go for something deeper when approaching women, "I share a spiritual bond with Black Women. They are the only people that can understand what me a Black Male goes through. That is beauty to me. I go with my feelings. If it feels right to approach someone, I will do it."

So far, the responses Reid has received have been incredibly positive and wonderfully surprising, “Sometimes the Women are shocked that I want to photograph them. They were not used to be called beautiful, much less photographed.”

For Reid, this is a “never-ending project.” He does plan on taking things further and is currently working on a project that concerns Black men in the Diaspora. 

All photos courtesy of Damion Reid.

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existentialorchid:

Lesbians Against Boys Invading Anything (L.A.B.I.A.)

goldstarprivilege:

existentialorchid:

Lesbians Against Boys Invading Anything. Or L.A.B.I.A. This is what a sign said that was discovered hanging in the Q Center of Portland, Oregon. A trans woman who goes to the Q Center perceived it as transmisogynistic and took it down recently.

As both a militant lesbian and a trans woman, I have…

whenever anyone writes posts like these I want stats. And I want white people to have stats about other white people because the moment y’all start using brown bodies to prop up yr little blog posts I start to check out. The fact that corrective rape is a serious issue that is on the rise and something not limited to cis women, but still offensive as fuck for you to say ‘lesbians with labias are less likely to have their bodies invaded’…..oh honey no.

Anytime trans women say that we are more oppressed than cis women are you want stats? Cuz that sounds kinda fucked up and like you are denying that cis privilege exists.

On the other hand, yeah, white trans women feminists can be super fucked up, too. We usually do an awful job of treating trans women of color with respect and have a history of using them as props to push political programs that benefit us and us alone. Using women of color for a political advantage is a trait we share in common with most white feminists it seems.


Anytime any white feminist says anything Iwant stats.