Because we encompass gender defiant ideologies and reject the mainstream, we who visibly navigate queerness, who practice transfeminism, miss out on the queer capitalist extravaganza that everyone else benefits from.
Pride can look like resting with our ancestors, resting with the ones who paved the road of the movement blocks that guide our liberation.
I’ve finally allowed myself to be honest with myself. And as a result, I’m able to be honest with my partner.
They’ll talk Native issues so it seems like they care / But LGBTQ2S issues are Native issues because we’ve always been here
Family meant loving what was not there. But then we grow up. And we learn that to draw close is to survive. And to draw close is maybe even something desirable.
Does adoption count as something chosen? What part? For whom?
Be vulnerable / Speaking your truth / Even when it shaves your soul / Naked / Leaves your heart in tears / Sheds your fear in pieces