What I LOVE about being QUEER

What I love (& appreciate) about being QUEER is, that for the first 40odd years of my life, I practically disappeared into that invisible void .. trying to fit into an inhospitable unacceptable mainstream world. But now that I have re-recognized my own individuality, there will no longer be the possibility of ME not being seen, during the life I have left remaining…ever again. 

What I love (& appreciate) about being QUEER is, that for the first 40odd years of my life, I practically disappeared into that invisible void .. trying to fit into an inhospitable unacceptable mainstream world. But now that I have re-recognized my own individuality, there will no longer be the possibility of ME not being seen, during the life I have left remaining…ever again. 

coloredgirlconsideringrevolution:

every time i see these i think about what i love about being queer and i’m filled with joy that i can be who i am despite all i was told and made to feel about my otherness. I love being a queer Black woman. The struggle is ever present and i’ve got work to do but i can relish in the fact that i celebrate all of who i am and remain true to my individual ways of loving and expressing. 

ALL THE HEARTS. <3<3<3<3<3

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What I LOVE about being QUEER screens in Peterborough, ON next week! 

What I LOVE about being QUEER screens in Peterborough, ON next week

heartdashbeats:

This week on Heartbeats: Jackie and Berlin! <3

Even though Jackie and me grew up in the same city, I became aware of her awesomeness on the internet after we both had moved away (thank u, tumblr). She has definitely been an inspiration for me as a fat woman of colour navigating whiteness and fat phobia, not just through solidarity, but also because she is unapologetically who she is which has been my biggest struggle, hence this blog project. Jackie is also a co-founder of It Gets Fatter, “a body positivity project started by fat queer people of colour, for fat people of colour!” I would highly recommend checking out their videos on Vimeo.

On a very personal note: I can’t even tell you how special it was to photograph these two. I have never witnessed brown love like this, queer brown love. The experience made me want to keep searching for brown bodies to project out into the world. This is how we heal.

More photos and full interview on Heartbeats!

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What I love about being queer:
being able to redefine myself again and again.
feeling loved and accepted and understood by the community. 
knowing to have friends worldwide. 
loving myself without questioning it. 
calling myself &#8216;Kia&#8217; with pure honesty. 
having fun with people that know my challenges. d
iscussing about the really important stuff. 
realizing that it get&#8217;s better.
helping others to accept and love themselves. 
arguing about how-to-gender-words-appropriately.
 getting to know interesting people just by being in the community. 
saying &#8216;queer&#8217; and knowing that this is who I am.
 caring about people I don&#8217;t know, because I know their struggles. 
sharing the message of love, not hate. 
taking action.
Spread love, not hate. Because love is love. Be yourself. And love yourself for who you are. Dream as big as you can.
-Kia (Berlin)

What I love about being queer:

being able to redefine myself again and again.

feeling loved and accepted and understood by the community.

knowing to have friends worldwide.

loving myself without questioning it.

calling myself ‘Kia’ with pure honesty.

having fun with people that know my challenges. d

iscussing about the really important stuff.

realizing that it get’s better.

helping others to accept and love themselves.

arguing about how-to-gender-words-appropriately.

getting to know interesting people just by being in the community.

saying ‘queer’ and knowing that this is who I am.

caring about people I don’t know, because I know their struggles.

sharing the message of love, not hate.

taking action.

Spread love, not hate. Because love is love. Be yourself. And love yourself for who you are. Dream as big as you can.

-Kia (Berlin)