I’ve been seeing a lot of my trans peers using the word “ally” as if it is a term of contempt, and this distresses me. It was my cisgender allies that literally kept me alive when I was seriously considering suicide early in my transition. 456 more words
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Content warning for rape, sexism, slavery, racism, and other violence.
Yesterday, my friend Christopher Sebastian posted a public status update to “animal rights allies who don’t understand racism.” There was a lot of support, but of course, in the white-centric vegan movement, there were several racist comments. 682 more words
I fell asleep last night in front of the television (a common occurrence with me and even more so since my recent carpal tunnel surgery). I woke up to the sound of my cell phone vibrating and beeping and pinging with notifications from Twitter, Facebook, etc. 342 more words
IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR.
Despite any preemptive posts and attempts to address the issue and to avoid the discussions, there are always questions and justifications about what constitutes an appropriate Halloween costume. 632 more words