i think what people don’t realize is that people in activist spaces don’t actually like being angry all the time
we want to be able to go about our day without constantly being on guard for casual abuse, degradation, and shitty behavior hurled our way
we’re not angry at you because we think you’re unconditionally terrible people
we’re angry because we fully believe that you can do better
here’s a hint: never ever say “female-bodied” to distinguish yourself from trans women if open hostility from us is not what you’re looking for.
might as well just call yourself a “real lesbian” or “actually female.”
Thressa Johnson - “Dear Scotty”
"If boys were born one thing and girls another, we wouldn’t have to police them with pink and blue crayons."
Performing at the 2013 Great Plains Poetry Pile up.
Shameaca Moore - “Give a F#ck”
"You tell me I don’t give a fuck and you know what? You’re right. I’ve been budgeting my fucks lately, and I don’t have any to spare."
A couple of times a week, we’ll be posting some of the older and less-seen videos from the Button YouTube, from before we really had a following (and before we knew how to film things). This is another excellent, hilarious and moving piece from Rustbelt 2012.