1. National Poetry Month, day 26

    believe

    I believe:
    feminism can change the world
    and must be at the fore of all thought.

    I believe:
    eating animals is an act of violence
    and thus peace begins on the plate.

    I believe:
    josé esteban muñoz is right.
    about everything.

    I believe:
    the institutional practice of heterosexuality kills
    and thus it must be abandoned in whole.

    I believe:
    bell hooks is right.
    about everything.

    I believe:
    everyone is racist, sexist, and homophobic
    and thus, a step forward is acknowledging this reality.

    I believe:
    audre lorde is right.
    about everything.

    I believe:
    social transformation begins with our differences
    and thus we ought not run from them, ignore them, nor destroy them.

    I believe:
    victor turner is right.
    about everything.

    I believe:
    that either/or paradigms confine and kill
    and thus the way out is via both/and approaches.

    I believe:
    queerness is powerful because it makes little sense
    and thus it is time to embrace absurdity, unfamiliar, instability.

    I believe:
    we are all always already oppressor and oppressed
    and thus we must engage in active reflexivity.

    I believe:
    white guilt works to reinforce white supremacy
    and thus work through that guilt and end racism; don’t expect a pat on the head

    I believe:
    you can change the world
    and thus get off your fucking ass and do something.

     
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