Appropriating Native American Imagery Honors No One but the Prejudice
I was a sophomore in high school, about 15 years old, when a rather hostile group of cheerleaders and football players cornered me, yelling, as I sat on a bench in the quad between classes. “Don’t you have school pride?" a cheerleader shouted. “You should feel proud! We’re honoring your people!" one football player hollered...
Cultural Appropriation Out, Cultural Reclamation In at Fashion Week
And so, this marks the end of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. While there were some clothing lines we loved, like the modern queer aesthetic of the unconventionally masculine collection by Marimacho, there were also some significant cultural appropriation faux pas. Specifically, cholo street style gone disastrous at Rodarte and Native American headdresses made of “antique smudge fans” worn by models walking the runway in Nicholas K’s “shamanistic” (yes, people, shamanistic!) journey.
Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
UN Web TV
9 Aug 2012 - co-organized by Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Department of Public Information and the NGO Committee.
Marimacho: Genderqueer Clothing
Crystal González and Ivette Alé are the visionaries behind Brooklyn-based clothing line Marimacho. The genderqueer clothing line was created to solve the challenges of finding well-fitting, gender-appropriate clothing for masculine-of-center women and transgender men.
Here’s Why You Should Care About Nigeria’s Kidnapped Girls
On April 14, 276 teenage girls were kidnapped from their boarding school by Nigerian militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. The girls–who range in age from 15 to 18–are reportedly being sold into marriage to the militants for $12.
The Chickahominy Fight
The Chickahominy Fight (working title) is a documentary that examines the history and presence of a little known Tribe in rural Virginia and their struggle to earn federal acknowledgment as being a Tribe by the United States government. Such recognition would mean several benefits for the members of the Tribe, including tuition assistance for college and beyond, access to health services (particularly for elders), and a greater sense of pride in being officially “endorsed” by the federal government.
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