sext: the hills keep their silence and hold fast the unspeakable tales of what we did there
the symbolism of a snake climbing up the ladder while shedding its skin isn’t lost on me
on the same day I found the very first crow feathers ever too
me (hacking gender): (does a few keystrokes) im in
do you have a preferred set of pronouns, sigilmilk? I’ve always referred to you as “she”, but I saw later posts that were more ambiguous. Help me help you?
I prefer they and them as pronouns, mainly because I’m not allowed to use them at work because they’re *gasp* grammatically incorrect as singular pronouns.
many of the spirits around here are angry though. some of them want blood, others want ash, and many more don’t remember what they want but they’ll take anything they can get.
if quoting a dead white guy is your response to someone asking you to check your privilege
Said the Oracle to the Witch…
Witch: Hey, my fox familiar can talk to other foxes for local gossip.
Oracle: Yeah, but you can’t rely on fox news.
Understanding our own privileges often brings up a lot of guilt associated with our part in oppression. As part of human nature, we want to alleviate this guilt – to get to a state of cognitive consonance – we want to feel better! Things like developing a critical consciousness (ahem) of privilege/oppression, donating money to a cause, dedicating your career to it, claiming a distant (perhaps not real) native ancestor, are actually “diversions, distractions, which relieve the settler of feelings of guilt or responsibility, and conceal the need to give up land or power or privilege.” (21) These are what Tuck & Yang call “moves to innocence,” ways we can rid ourselves of this pesky thing called guilt.
“Settler moves to innocence are those strategies or positionings that attempt to relieve the settler of feelings of guilt or responsibility without giving up land or power or privilege.” (10)
However, these strategies don’t actually remedy the thing we’re feeling bad about."