Behind the cuteness of these kitty knuckles lies one stark fact: as a queer person of color, I must be ready to fight. All the theory in the world won’t save me when a homophobe is waiting to end my life. But as an armed queer, I am a threat to the established heterosexual social order. The heteropatriarchy attempts to eradicate us from the social realm through suicide, genocide, gay bashings and trans murders. We must be eliminated at all costs. But when you finally accept that at some point in your life, you might have to enter fight or flight mode to save your life, you’re no longer a helpless victim. You are an active participant in a social war that you might pay with your body. Being queer means that your life was never under your control. You were told to act straight, be straight, think straight, fuck straight. Or suffer the consequences. When you finally realize that a life of your choosing is better than a life that they chose for you, you have chosen where you stand. These kitty knuckles represent one more step in taking control of my life. I am part of the scourge that will crumble the existing social order. The beginning of the end of the beginning.
If you’ve been wanting to read my zine, I’d suggest coming down to our table. They’re free and you don’t have to wait weeks for me to ship it. I suck at that. Sorry online orders.
It should be fun. queerpocalypsela.tumblr.com is going to be doing a bunch of actions. Check them out. Queerpocalypse is coming!
- Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure (via smallbodies)
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