Check out Kim Katrin Crosby as she goes in about black/queer/femme identity, survival, privilege, and more. Watch + repost!
Thanks to Kalmplex for documenting, check the blog for the full transcript. Here is an excerpt:
“Trust your struggle, you don’t need a man to justify the existence of sexism and I don’t need white folks to affirm my lived daily reality of racialized sexism. Subjectivity is a powerful place. What happens when the specimen that you have under the magnifying glass speaks back? When the subject of the anthropological study raises their hand in class and says no. Keep speaking out as the experts of your own experiences, tell your truths, step back and allow others whose voices are not often acknowledged take up more space. Know that there are multiple narratives that all exist at the same time, the truth of another should complicate your own, but not invalidate.
There is an enormous privilege that comes from the ability to change what you’re wearing or where you are walking and be able to find safety, even relative safety. The normalization of the disappearance, rape, torture and murder of Black Womyn, Womyn Of Colour & First Nations Womyn (who may and may not be cash poor, differently abled, possessing status etc.) is a part of the foundation of ‘modern’ Western-Euro science, in-justice, and government and I never get to take a break.”