I saw a homeless man sketching on paper and in my strides I began to watch him, the transition of my passing slowed down as I notice a women his age is slumped next to him. I was kept for that moment; witnessing tears beading from her eyes and my heart responded hitting my stomach.I… Continue reading So I was taking a walk the other day.
I have enough self awareness to know that this blog is obnoxiously long. That would be the same self awareness I have to know that the things I express as a vegan are confronting, controversial, and for some perceived as offensive or just flat out wrong. Ultimately my being vegan does not actually obstruct anyone… Continue reading There’s a lot more to ogres than people think
So you wanna be a feminist? That's cool. But first.. what male feminists fail to realise is that the patriarchy does not offer special exceptions for men who have good intentions and who pride themselves on their political progressiveness. Fellas you can feel genuinely guilty about your privilege sure -y'all always going to be the… Continue reading So you wanna be a feminist?
Im beginning to feel like it must take a real level of sophisticated intelligence to grasp the concept of intersected oppressions. Explaining any kind of oppression is an ongoing, everyday endeavour. Explaining how human oppression is a love affair with speciesism is much the same. Ongoing. Why vegans get so mad at the concept of… Continue reading New vegan. Who dis?
I've finally watched Tuesday night's episode of The Last Resort. It's day two at the couples' therapy retreat, and it's clear they are all still feeling salty af. The show starts with a recap of ep 1, and I am reminded to feel devo for DTF Jodie who gives us the status report on her… Continue reading The Last Resort
About a week ago, I caught the trailer of the up and coming documentary River Blue following a conservationist who infiltrates one of the world’s most pollutive industries examining the destruction of our rivers and its effect on humanity. It was enough to send me to a dark corner rocking fetal position consoling in happy… Continue reading Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Trendy fast fashion and capitalism, Harsh chemical pollution in natural springs, These are a few of my favourite things.
The animalization of blackness is nothing new. Authors Che Gossett and Aph Ko explore it in their respective works.
A few weeks ago, I was privileged to have been interviewed by Marla Rose in the Vegan Rock Star feature on her site Vegan Feminist Agitator. In response to one of her questions I gave the following answer:
“Animal exploitation is the bedrock of imperialist white supremacist capitalist cis-heteropatriarchy. You want to abolish oppression, you gotta include other species.”
Apparently that phrase is a trigger for a lot of white readers, including this one:
My question is—what is it about acknowledging the role of white supremacy in animal exploitation that strikes discomfort and (in some cases) outright rage in those white vegans? The history of white supremacy and western imperialism is the history of animal oppression. The shared traumas of black bodies and animal bodies make our liberation inseparable. Let’s examine the…
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