Poetry is a kind of witchcraft. We have the power to manifest, to call forth, to make what didn’t happen, happen. I think of the griots who delivered stories from town to town, the soothsayers and playwrights and brujas, all the ceremonies and dedications and incantations and proclamations, everything that starts with the word. And how the word gains its power by being spoken and handed to the next person and how what we write will last longer than our skins, our poems are the truest husks of our former selves.
tbqh i don’t find anzaldúa’s work to be all that impressive. i find it more problematic than anything else so i find it really funny that my most popular post is of a quote that i actually liked from her lol.
and even then anzaldúa was really a problematic person irl before she started being all ~radical queer xicana~
Yup. I’ve heard about her being transmysogynistic? Idk, I haven’t looked into her work at all so I can’t confirm/deny that. I might be mistaking her for Cherrie Moraga.
Both of them are incredibly transmisogynist and gender essentialists. A lot of their work revolves around romanticizing lesbian love, sex, etc but upon doing that, will blatantly use slurs directed towards trans* women in their analysis of “womanhood.”
that’s why I don’t fuck with them. And on top of that, using Aztlan like c’mon. basic.
I actually wrote an analysis of Cherrie Moraga’s trans misogyny here
Kelly Rowland and Lorde at the Grammy NominationsKelly is internally screaming for help.
Someone explain to me why Lorde looks like she’s 67 damn years old.
Genetic and racial predisposition to age like a grape
Kelly is like get this white bitch away from me now
lorde is literally 16 or 17 years old looking like my grandmother in the face.
….Lorde looks like a Golden Girl. Why she aging like that? Why she look like Betty White’s older sister? She’s souring like old milk.
lorde’s inner ugly must be bleeding out
what did lorde do?
she needs a new stylist. I dig her voice though.
Yes ma’am Lily. Call his ass out!
Data is so shady tho