- Other people’s cultures do not exist for white people to seek their spiritual enlightenment
- No one owes you an education, and initiation, or a history lesson simply because ‘you want’
- No one has to include you in things because ‘you want’
- No one has to hold their tongue, sweeten their words, or chop up sentences to make white people feel better about history- colonization, slavery, genocide, ect.
- No one should be ‘grateful’ to you for your interest in said culture
Basically if you genuinely want to learn about a culture then make friends with someone of that culture, respect them as an equal, share your experiences and they share theres and then…when your friend decides invite you in to get an insight of their culture and only then is appropriation ok because then it is an exchange. Keywords are “permission” and knowing you’re doing it right.
Made a visual to go along with my blog post about how to price handmade goodies at http://www.stringtoathing.com/reference/how-to-price-handmade-goodies/
Pdf for the flow is also available there.
orange is the new black solving world problems
I had this exact conversation with my friend and her mom when I was like 14. They still don’t believe me.
YOU DONT UNDERSTAND, THEY SPEND THE WHOLE EPISODE TALKING ABOUT THIS BEFORE SOPHIA GIVES THEM A MIRROR AND SEX ED LESSONS
Director, Writer, Producer, [Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāi Te Rangi]
A passionate advocate for Māori creative control, late director Merata Mita documented some of the most controversial events of Aotearoa’s last fifty years. Mita’s work includes Patu!, a documentary on the 1981 Springbok tour. Her 1988 drama Mauri remains only the second fiction feature directed by a Māori woman.
This women should be a role model for all pacific islander women. Go read her biography. Such a badass.
Weren’t the Maori…as well as Europeans…responsible for bringing the Moriori people to pretty much extinction?
How is that even relevant to the post? It’s so weird to me that you would bring that up?
There’s always that one person. Merata Mita one of our greatest female Maori filmmakers.
I watched this clip a couple of months ago after hearing about the back story of it on the radio and straight away loved this song.
Have only just recently started hearing it on the radio in the past week or so and so it has made it back on to my kitchen playlist again.
Ngaw poor Ed. I’m loving this song and also falling more in love with him everytime I hear a new song of his. x—