By Amber Butts Female octopuses die from anemia and exhaustion 2-10 months after they give birth. They spend those months protecting and cleaning their eggs. They do not eat. As my body spread over a cold chair and a doctor said words I did not understand, I shook. I took two pills and waited for… A […]Read more "My womb is not a burial site: What is motherhood to Black women facing abortion & the loss of their children?"
We are always sharing this body ❤Read more "Break a Woman: a poetry share"
When A Culture Produces This Much Sexual Assault, It’s No Accident… It’s Patriarchy Patriarchy is ‘the’ culture that gave birth to the ‘isms’. 1st sexism, then classism, than racism, etc. It is hierarchical; (rich) white men at the top and they dominate and control everybody else…(white) women, poorer white men, and the ‘rest of us’. […] […]Read more "When A Culture Produces This Much Sexual Assault, It’s No Accident… It’s Patriarchy (a repost)"
I am an African who had their scales fall from their eyes Traumatised from the revelation behind their lies Of “You can be anything you want to be” And “Follow your dreams”; I mean, look what happened to Dr King Follwing those smooth slithering serpents’ doctrines. While I’m climbing on the rough side of this […] […]Read more "The African Disillusions of My Youth — MINDSIGHTCOLLECTIVE (a repost)"
By Daniel Johnson Honestly, there would be no Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Yes Julz or any other white woman culturally appropriating Blackness without the continued support and validation of Black men. Black men are culpable accomplices when insincere and advantage-seeking white women steal and devalue both Black women and Black culture. White women… via […]Read more "For every white woman that appropriates Blackness, there’s a Black man behind her — RaceBaitR"
Thanks for this excellent post, MINDSIGHTCOLLECTIVE. It perfectly illustrates the marathons men with Black skin and an African identity must run before they can walk or even stand. I realize the system is designed for us to always come in last place, but I hope you gain strength and some peace in clarity of how […]Read more "The Castration of the Black Man [a reblog]"