Queer Shame

My sexual preference wasn’t something I allowed myself to realise or explore until I turned seventeen. Nevertheless, my attraction to women was something I accepted relatively easily and within a couple of months of silently voicing the fact to myself, I found myself coming out to my friends. It wasn’t until a year later, having…

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Grasping Privilege

My journey of grasping privilege started off in a Bavarian primary school full of immigrants’ children frowned upon by society and “destined” to leave education early. I was always top of my class, probably because I am smart, definitely because I spoke German perfectly. My German social-worker Mum had dragged me to virtually all museums…

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If You Look Like Me

Dear fellow white people, https://twitter.com/pinko_snob/status/955485345457598465 This sign epitomizes white feminism / neoliberal complacency. If Hillary was president, we’d still have institutionalized slavery via mass incarceration, police brutality & class warfare, but you’d be at brunch not caring about it. pic.twitter.com/PDo6IM6oDO — Signe Pierce (@sigggnasty) January 22, 2018 if you look like me, you have no…

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