D.I.Y Fine Arts, Queer.Brown.Muxerismo, Justicia Reproductiva, Radical Health and rambles
lashyboyart:

Two Spirit Creation Story (Fall 2012)by John Jairo ValenciaInk on paper.explorations of queer place in the world.  how gender could look in the universe and how roles switch.  chaos, unity, formation, purpose.

lashyboyart:

Two Spirit Creation Story (Fall 2012)
by John Jairo Valencia
Ink on paper.

explorations of queer place in the world.  how gender could look in the universe and how roles switch.  chaos, unity, formation, purpose.

lastrealindians:

Indigenous activist in Guatemala. His sign reads: “When the government robs, it is business. When Indigenous reclaim, it is violence.”

lastrealindians:

Indigenous activist in Guatemala. His sign reads: “When the government robs, it is business. When Indigenous reclaim, it is violence.”

(via healthybabypinetree)

i am so ready to leave for the first ever Q/tpoc Birthwerq Project training ever!!! we are here to Queerly Color Birth, Full Spectrum and Reproductive Justice work for ever  I am a couple of hours away from getting on the plane to Seattle and I have been literally sewing moon pads all day long and packing some to take with me to the training… today I realized something tho: the power of VISUALIZATION is amazing. As i was finishing up my latest moon pad design, which I am calling ‘NIGHTIES’ because it is made to ‘hug’ the bootie and increase absorption during the night, I was taken back over a decade ago to my parent’s bathroom all the way in Santiago, Chile. I was in the bathroom sitting down, using my first ever (disposable) pad while my mom was outside the door freaking out telling me that i was now a ‘women’ and bla bla bla bla ‘take care of your ‘womanhood’ bla bla bla all that stupid,senseless, fucked up shit… well in that very moment when i put the pad on I said to myself ‘when i grow up I am going to make a company that makes pads that makes sense, something that ‘hugs’ the booty seems to be a better design that this wingless pads’…. I am by no means making a ‘company’ that makes pads but you get the picture! we are really fucking magical so be careful what you wish for!

Find the NEW NEW NEW Nighties Moon Pad HERE

La Loba Loca

i am posting this video because it is beautiful, i am NOT POSTING IT TO PROMOTE CONSUMPTION OF QUINOA OUTSIDE OF THE ANDES. i grew up eating this grain and miss it in my diet but i am not down to buy quinoa from ‘health’ foods in the US of americaca. quinoa prices have gone up so much in the Andes that the very people that grow it and live around it cannot even afford quinoa. fuck the plundering of resources, technologies and foods. 

today i was part of the AMAZING radical youth camp organized by Raices Roots Ridas with the help of tons of other amazing grassroots collectives and rad individuals. Raices Roots is offering a month long radical summer camp where youth of color in L.A are introduced to gardening, biking, healing foods, decolonial teachings, art, indigenous practices, systemic violence, resistance and much more! Folx organizing and volunteering are doing a truly grassroots work to provide REAL education to the seeds that join the camp, doing this together! i had the best time facilitating a skillshare on cycles, transitions, mxnstruation and how to support folx using a rebozo  Raices Roots, volunteers and youth are having a closing ceremony/fundraising in a couple of weeks, here is the FB event! it is inspiring to see how much our community can do/offer when we get our resources together and decide to work towards cultivating the seeds growing in this corrupt and violent concrete city.

La Loba Loca

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oregano! the big leave oregano is a cutting given to me by my Mexican neighbor, the dried oregano is another type of oregano that I have been drying to give to friends and family as presents. plants are the best medicine when you are feeling down, also fuck non-profits…. I am thinking is way better to work for a for-profit cause you know they are pieces of shit but then non-profits try to make you think they give a shit about you. worked in a non-profit for a week an a half then my scoliosis kicked in, i had a major back strain that left me immobile for a whole day i miss two days of work because I am in fucking pain, have to ask for a chair like 3 times to my supervisor and then when i miss work I have the director call me to check in and refer to my pain as a fucking simple ‘back pain’…. over this shit… but at least plants a re cute

ALTERNATIVAS LUNARES: Eco-Feminist Mxnstrual Products

lalobalocaart:

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When I first got my moon, I was putting on new pants. I remember I was at my parent`s room showing off my new pink jeans. Then my sister`s face got all weird and she screamed something to my Mama. The next thing I know, I was in the bathroom and my Mama was giving me pads and acting all…

Language Tips for Cis Feminists Speaking on Trans Issues

unpitchable:

Over the past two years, I’ve shared a lot of space with cisgender feminists who are seeking to add a trans voice to their panel, event, or conference. I can often sense that these feminists’ hearts are in the right place with regards to trans issues. They’re trying and their…

reminder to myself to read later

i wish i knew brown queer peruvians that grew up in chile so i didn’t feel so lonely sometime… i am SURE we exist… where are you otra mitad?

this is how i feel… in oakland after finishing up an intensive 5 day birth and post-partum support training in white as fuck marin. i just wanna be surrounded by furry blankets and fall sleep for a long time… 

Please share! We need to create documentation of the work we are doing all over he globe! Submit Submit!
 I have AMAZING stories from folx in Chile doing misoprotol abortion support and herbal abortions, I have one story from Argentina and hope to get more stories from folx in Peru. I would love to get some writings from people living in the USA, I am attaching more info on the call out but it is very open. If you want to write about the LACK of abortion support that is great! if you feel inspired to write about something else that somehow related to abortion support go ahead! I am hoping to translate all writings so the zine will be in spanish and english. I know a bunch of luchadorxs fighting in South America and also here in the US so I want to create this document to create dialogue between folx doing similar works in different countries, territories, realities, etc.
—La Loba Loca
Would you like to SUPPORT La Loba Loca’s fundraising to continue her Queer BirthWorker education? Click HERE. AWESOME PERKS FOR THOSE THAT DONATE! 

Please share! We need to create documentation of the work we are doing all over he globe! Submit Submit!

 I have AMAZING stories from folx in Chile doing misoprotol abortion support and herbal abortions, I have one story from Argentina and hope to get more stories from folx in Peru. I would love to get some writings from people living in the USA, I am attaching more info on the call out but it is very open. If you want to write about the LACK of abortion support that is great! if you feel inspired to write about something else that somehow related to abortion support go ahead! I am hoping to translate all writings so the zine will be in spanish and english. I know a bunch of luchadorxs fighting in South America and also here in the US so I want to create this document to create dialogue between folx doing similar works in different countries, territories, realities, etc.

La Loba Loca

Would you like to SUPPORT La Loba Loca’s fundraising to continue her Queer BirthWorker education? Click HERE. AWESOME PERKS FOR THOSE THAT DONATE!