Princess Candy Ass
looking up at the moon & dreaming.
latina. texan. feminist. queer.
makeup. music. travel.
part time beer snob.
full time sweetie pie.
Finch’s new album released today!! Happy Finch Day!!!!!
Dentist: do you smoke?
Me: why you Tryna light up?
I’m in bed at 7:30 so I can wake up at 4, I’m on that #AbuelaSwag
"For me to be told that I couldn’t do this because I was a girl, or that I couldn’t behave a certain way because I was a girl, was psychologically painful. I was made to feel a lesser person, psychologically and mentally—and that, to me, was a kind of violence. It’s a kind of violence that my whole life I have tried to overcome."
— Gloria Anzaldúa (via disabledbyculture)
I’m never really superstitious or aggressive unless I’m watching a football game
I’ve been searching for a queer Latinx feminist to learn from and it’s such a huge gift to have stumbled upon Gloria Anzaldúa, thanks to a girl who shared an article on Anzaldúa in the feminist fb group I joined. Anyway, I just read her speech, Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers, and I’m inspired, shaken, and hungry for more.
I stay pretty quiet with my feminism and only speak up in cosigns or to say things that are relatively easy for opposing minds to digest (if they decide to) because I feel like I have to maintain my overall “sweet” and “nice” reputation. Gloria Anzaldúa wrote to say it’s okay to be brave and to strive for works that leave you feeling naked and it means so, so much coming from someone I can relate to. I’m not exaggerating at all when I say I cried reading what she wrote. I wish I could’ve met her. Regardless, I’m just really happy I have someone who fully understands my struggle to look up to and learn from. Finally.
"A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political."
— Gloria Anzaldúa, Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras — Creative and Cultural Perspectives by Women of Color (via jalwhite)
OUR WIFI IS OUT. IM GOING TO DIE.