Contrary to popular belief, marginalized groups actually don’t owe allies anything and aren’t obligated to praise allies just for showing basic human decency.
No but marginalized groups can’t treat allies like shit either
Yea we know, otherwise you’ll literally kill us
(Source: zubat, via gurhls)
*artist paints a woman who’s not upper class*
Art Historians: “She’s a prostitute”
I don’t want to make art in this world because it is not about art. It is about how you look and who you know and how sexy and fun you are and how ok you are with excluding large groups of people…it is about elitism and class and being silent. To succeed in this world is to be…
Anonymously tell me about the person you’re in love with.
(Source: chika-ra, via bjorgg)
The fantastical, or absurd, is
in this sense the real, or the everyday, in that our everyday lives are outrageously pressurized in ways that we become habituated to, that become invisible, and then rear up in all sorts of painful intensifications, symptoms and so forth. Forms of magic—magical thinking, magical transformations, and magical actions—represent reachable, alternative forms of agency and knowledge in lieu of political power for the disenfranchised, abandoned, and oppressed.
By the way, I’m not recommending magical thinking in this book! I’m just trying to think why it becomes a tool and how magic/magical thinking itself in all its complicated manifestations, from manic self-delusions of grandeur, to the clairvoyant, the synchronistic, the Gnostic, and the pagan, becomes useful. I feel dream logic and magic at work in the world. But it is complicated isn’t it? People turn to prophecy when they feel out of control, when they feel they can’t understand or have a say in their future. What is the difference between seeking prophetic knowledge and seeking political agency? I use the fantastical, the absurd, and the surreal to try to explore the contradictions there. by Miranda Mellis, interview with Green Apple Books (via lovevoltaireusapart)