I’m just working on being the best ally I can be. I’m sure I’ll stick my foot in it every now and then, but this is about being on the side of right, and has nothing to do with me personally.
Keeping in mind that I could be totally wrong on this, what I got was that we need to always remember that racism does not hurt us nearly as much as it hurts POC. We can - and should! - strongly condemn the racism and absolutely confront the racists in our circle and call them on their shit, but we will never truly…
Kelly Stout thinking about the responses to this article:
Sequin bomb a white supremisist!
I’ve been feeling like this all day. I just got back from an off the grid vacation, and walked into the social media echo chamber of well meaning white people confirming the fact they are well meaning white people.
I think you’re (intentionally) misunderstanding what this article is actually saying.
Keep going, and when she’s criticized, or white women are criticized, remember that POC are criticized all the time and still keep going. Meet criticism, hate with love and acceptance. Listen. Make sure to come out just as much for racial justice issues. But I’m a white woman too, this is just what I try to do. Other…
In the past 1.5 years, I’ve realized that a lot of white feminists believe being women is equivalent to being a POC, and so they believe they have an understanding of racism that allows them to make it about themselves. Pantsuit Nation is actually a really good place to find them. It’s incredibly frustrating because…
I simply cannot add Pinterest to my list of shit to check. You’re on your own.
Glue them to the protest sign.
Wait until you get your faux fur from Pink Plastic and then go to town:
Mod Podge the inside of a Mason jar, then put the sequins in and shake the jar until you get a configuration you like. Let dry for 24 hours, then either use it like you would any other vase, or throw an LED tea light in it for a portable disco party on your desk.
Put them in the tank of your toilet and then you’ll have glittery poop water.
Put them in a clear glass jar (old candle jar is pretty good) and use it to store makeup brushes. If they need a bit more weight to them you can mix in gold fish gravel or the gold rocks for candle/flower arranging.
Donate them to a school for art projects. Kids love sequins. Or stitch them on a pillow! That’s a thing.
Throw them in a drawer, and then go protest the fascists who wish to turn our country into an Apartheid state.
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