I'm shannon, I'm 21 and I live in newcastle, australia. this blog is a muddled amalgamation of my interests in feminist politics, fashion, art and poetry. I'm really interested in drinking irresponsibly, prioritising online purchases before my food for the week and dramatizing how woeful I feel at any given moment. try not to fall in love with me
as a general trigger warning, this blog contains text and sometimes images about sexism, racism, heterosexism and cissexism.
"The thing about cultural appropriation is that the appropriator does not have to face the same consequences that we do for practicing our culture or faith. For them, it is an accessory that can be taken on or off at will, while for us, it is a way of life. …in a society where immigrants and communities of color are marginalized at every level, we can’t pretend that power relations do not exist when we have this conversation about appropriation. Sharing and exchanging cultural and spiritual practices is great, but it gets more complicated when we’re not all on equal footing. It gets more complicated when meaningful things are taken, commodified, and exploited for a profit, with little respect shown to the community they were taken from."