Let’s remember around this time last year the momentum building in the DAPL battle beginning April; that resulted in indigenous groups around the world standing shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with Dakota pipeline protesters. When Native American activists called on the Māori people for support, I felt that deeply. Every video I watched brought me… Continue reading When Native American activists called on the Māori people for support, I felt that deeply.
It’s illogical to talk about “structures” in one breath, and then have our advocacy structured around individual white people [read as structures]. But here we are.. being illogical as per. Tellingly, this meme on the Instagram wall of @joey_carbstrong himself (since deleted) is a classic example of the Australian Animal 'whites' movement and how it… Continue reading White male vegans are changing animals advocacy through reimagined versions of themselves as holy saviours and I’m shook but it was just a meme, anyway.
I’m all for the purposes of keeping this at a readable length, because I’m also all for the purposes of taking up space, and for forcing intersectional veganism into the consciousness of the vegan community. You can probably already sense theirs a tone of anger here, and you’re right. If you’re already on edge as… Continue reading Men, What’s good?
Men and whites (and especially a combination of the two) centrism is rampant in the animal activist movements. For me, I find this worth exploring. Side note: The institutions of patriarchy are designed to privilege men, therefore men cannot be victimised within this piece of writing. Don't even try. In a movement desperate to expand… Continue reading Animal whites
We always lived in the cheapest houses she could find, moving often.She slept on a single bed, and her room was mostly empty. She woke up around 5am everyday and read her bible. But sometimes I don't think she even went to sleep.She made a lot of vegetable soup.And we ate caned spaghetti on toast.Manners… Continue reading To the best dad in the world.
If you want examples of what it means to blatantly and repeatedly tokenise intersectionality, look no further than mainstream animal rights where for sure you will discover the unlimited invisibility of mobilising race discrimination in non human advocacy.It needs to stop. Vegan advocates, unpack yo privilege.To the hyper pro intersectional...Who catches themselves transforming a conversation… Continue reading Vegan advocates, unpack yo super privilege.
I was asked this week what do I do for self care after activism and I replied nothing. I wondered if wine counts? But for real, I have a wee pileup of grievances and trauma and some days it feels 2007 Britney. Because the realities of the issues we are fighting are extremely distressing. Staying… Continue reading Self care even tho everything is whack