day of pink / book spine poetry / #napowrimo2017

the rez sisters    dream on    100 crushes

otter      and      the (post) mistress,

one in every crowd,     that’s what the auntys say

           me talk pretty one day

                              writing    as          witness

 

Today is Day of Pink. Time to raise our consciousness about being human. Time to drop the filters of hate, bullying, and just plain ugliness. There’s no time for this kind of problematic thinking, acting, and ways of being in this world. Let’s throw these old paradigms out to be recycled into something new, more beautiful, more useful for the world today.

We live in a world that is filled with diversity, let’s celebrate it! Imagine our society blossoming with the innovation, creativity, and human potential.

Imagine if:

  • Bullying was a paragraph in history books, and our future selves think, wow, humans were so low brow;
  • Homophobia was a topic discussed by future students about the dark ages of humanity; and,
  • Transphobia was a non-reality in the future of the enlightened beings of this earth.

Is this possible? I believe so. Humanity has been progressing steadily and people are more active than ever before. Even if it’s scary, people will continue to blog, write, post, and talk about their lived experiences. People are claiming all the new media for themselves with no holds barred. It’s exciting to be alive at this time in history. The world is changing, don’t get left behind in the dark ages!

In celebration of diversity, acceptance, and respect for the storytellers, artists, poets, and lovers of life I have the pleasure of sharing a few collected books by some wonderful Indigenous & non-Indigenous authors who claim two-spirit, trans, and queer identities who live on Turtle Island. Miigwech for your words and inspiration. Miigwech to Sharron Proulx-Turner and Beth Brant who smoke dance and shuffle across the milky way, you will never be forgotten.

The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway

Dream On by Chrystos

100 Crushes by Elisha Lim

Otter by Ben Ladouceur

The (Post) Mistress by Tomson Highway

One in Every Crowd by Ivan E. Coyote

what the auntys say by Sharron Proulx-Turner

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Writing As Witness by Beth Brant

 

Keep writing, keep dreaming, keep evolving

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