Dogs Wearing Things
Me: Wow navigating colonialism and being queer is really difficult when trying to decolonize because queerness is a colonial concept in language but my people have always had queerness but idk what we call it tho ha ha colonial crisis I'm crying.
White queers: *throws glitter*
Why are so few Aboriginal woman part of the feminist struggle?…because… you have little or no understanding of your colonial presence; because you believe the media images of indigenous women and indigenous society… because Black Australian history to you is void or an irrelevance… because woman’s services have few if any black women; because you are baffled by the idea that Black women are justified in fearing you; because you want to help Black women; because you presume that having attempted our genocide you can attempt our ideological resurrection; because you think that indigenous culture survived for millennia in this country without Black feminists.
Melissa Lucashenko (via abo-futurist)
dogswearinghats:

(by Elaine Park)

abo-futurist:

white ppl fucking love wu tang

ratgod:

hes gonna make a great seeing eye dog

mymodernmet:

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

dogswearinghats:

(by block109)
Hi! Great blog. Don't know if you've answered this before, but just wondering the thoughts on non-indigenous Australians wearing the flag designed by Harold Thomas are. If someone such as I (coming from a family of polish migrants to Australia in the 1950s) wears it to show support of the flag/recognition of it, could it not be seen that way/seen as appropriation? Thanks for any answer, this has been on my mind for a while!

abo-futurist:

black-australia:

abo-futurist:

black-australia:

Hey there, and thank-you! It is absolutely fine if you, as a non-Indigenous Australian wears the Aboriginal flag! It’s showing support and recognition for Aboriginal peoples :) Cultural appropriation would be playing the yidaki/yirdaki (didgeridoo) without an elder or nation’s permission. 

Have to say that I disagree, the flag came out of the aboriginal black power movement and the creation of the tent embassy, it was intended as a image of aboriginal resistance, I don’t feel that non-aboriginal ppl should be wearing it 

I’m thinking more, wearing it on a t-shirt or jumper or having  a little sticker of it in the back window of the car. My mum is white and she wears it on clothing and has a smaller sticker of it on her car.. I think it’s place appropriate and obviously shouldn’t be donned like the Australian flag is on Australia Day as capes/weird wrap around dresses

Yeah, it really depends on the context, and if the non-aboriginal person is respectful or if they have aboriginal family/friends that are comfortable with it, like i personally generally will not wear the flag, because i’m scared shitless of white ppls reactions. 

Yah I gotta say I feel rly uncomfortable seeing non-Indigenous people wearing Aboriginal flags on their bodies or as a sticker or whatever, like those “no room for racism” stickers shit me. It’s like an “I’m not a racist” badge. Maybe this is just out of my personal experience of most of those people trying to rep those symbols and images being completely obnoxious faux-allies. 

dogswearinghats:

(by Doxieone)