like ill never consider myself an indigenous
like i’ll never consider myself an Indigenous person.
it just doesn’t feel right (in much the same way that poc doesn’t feel
right to me anymore)
Like. I’m sure I could make arguments to claim either if I really felt
but this would demonstrate a level of entitlement that usually only
but since we can afford to be nuanced
bakla is an Indigenous gender ID. i mean. it pre-dates the spanish. it
is also one of the parts of Tagalog culture that requires some care to
ensure that it doesn’t die out (especially with how white
gender/sexuality discourse is influencing gender discourse int he
Phillipines right now).
we can afford to be nuanced.
my gender is Indigenous but im’ not
my culture is PoC but i’m not.
(and if we want to examine the reasons why I’m not… this is when i
start looking at colonialism. b/c this is what colonialism does. it cuts
us up and disconnects things that should not be)