To get free we need more power, not less. We need more leaders not enfeebled followers. This idea that white people must give up their power is based on a white middle class and masculine limiting belief in scarcity. It presumes that either power is inherently bad [or at least bad in white people’s hands] or that it is a zero sum game. Intersectional transformative relationships teach us that power works in abundance. Just as standing in solidarity with my Black Trans siblings requires me to stand in my own transformative non-binary masculine power, not abdicate it, so too must non-Black people stand in their own transformative power. Yet in order for them to do it, they must first discover it and re-imagine their identities is a way that accepts my existence and my inherent humanity.
There is a movement happening in America... All across America young Black people are articulating the damage, the pain, the fear, the lynchings that come with being one of the backs upon which this white supremacist nation was built. It is important that we all bear witness to this pain. If you are Black, … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter Podcast
https://twitter.com/Fox5Wagner/status/535544544193150976 I can barely express the depth of the pain and the anger I feel right now. I feel so helpless and powerless and hated. I feel so constantly plagued by doubt. I am constantly being messaged that I am a problem that society has yet to find a solution for. This world seems … Continue reading I Die a Little Bit Each Day
The time to release an interview has finally come! I've spent a lot of time working and reworking my interviews all the while trying to convince people to let me interview them without a sample to show them. So here it is, the inaugural interview in my Stories We Tell Ourselves In Order To Live … Continue reading First Interview : Stories We Tell Ourselves In Order To Live
Facts and figures fly over the iris' of the eyes of Jack as I serve him potatoes. He asks me if I've heard of the Jesuits. Though confused at his reasoning I want to answer honestly saying "I've heard of those proselytizing teachers, over payed priest turned popes who preach populism from the pulpit." He … Continue reading THIS is what I’m doing with my life.
So, a lot of things have been going on in the past few weeks. I've sort of jumped straight into housing advocacy here in D.C. It all started when my sister introduced me to the Housing For All Campaign here in D.C. I joined a Learning Circle on gentrification that they ran and meet some … Continue reading Rich Is The New White: Reflections on Capitalist Class Culture and D.C Housing