Babymoon: last trip before baby comes.
The holidays are just around the corner, and some of you have probably already started shopping. I’ve compiled a list of Native owned businesses so you can buy something Native made for your special someone. If you have questions on whether it is okay to purchase/wear something as a non-native, feel free to reach out to the business owners or read their FAQ sections on their websites. Happy shopping! Continue reading “Holiday Shopping Guide: Native Edition”
As Halloween approaches, some of us aren’t thinking of corn mazes and candy. We’re preparing for the day we must defend our cultures from being fetishized and mocked. We have seen it all, from the “sexy Indian” to the downright racist #NoDAPL costumes where non-native women dressed up as “dumb, jobless Indians.” (Google it if you don’t believe me.) Continue reading “Please don’t wear that Headdress on Halloween (or ever)”
As my DMs became flooded with messages from people sharing different camps, clothing and jewelry that fit the definition of cultural appropriation, I quickly realized that I cannot stand up to every perpetrator by myself. Continue reading “How To: Addressing Cultural Appropriation and Racism for Allies”
I can’t recall the moment when I realized that my skin was brown, or that it was several shades darker than those around me. In the same sense, I can’t recall the moment I was told “you’re adopted.” For as long as I can recall, I have known these things. Continue reading “Being Native in a White world”