Vincent van Gogh (via quietlotus)
True solidarity is rooted in this affection, this real mutual care, this love of our fellows. So long as it’s just a political principle then in practice we continue to harm each other rather than doing the work we’re intending to do - because it’s instrumentalising others, rather than actually mutually aiding.(via wealdandwold)
a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down
IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language
IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices.
Ehhhh provided that if you do the things on list one, you do them in a way that centers members of that culture and at the very least doesn’t obstruct their continuing access to their own stuff.
Like let’s talk “enjoying” quinoa and what it’s doing to food accessibility and ecosystems in the Andes.