QUEER WITCHES FOR BLM
2020, digital media, 26 in by 26 in
Bird queen wearing her pendant and green skin, wearing a gold accented black cloak and bird head, she's standing in front of wavy text and details which say "Queer Witches, BLM and I III I II"
Link to my portfolio: cwcllama.co
The fate of the queer community is intertwined with the fate of Black and Indigenous Peoples. Black and Indigenous peoples and knowledge are sacred and vital for humanity.
A personal anecdote: Learning about Two Spirit people within Indigenous communities helped me accept my gender dysphoria which I was diagnosed with at the beginning of university. I’ve experienced it all of my life, and felt demonized for it until I finally learned about Two Spirit power a few years ago. BIPOC+ cultures and knowledge can offer us ways of thinking that are missing in our institutions. Western (euro/white centric) ways or medical texts didn’t provide me with better insights of this matter, but I became more cognizant of my condition through learning about PreColonial worldviews which embraced the metaphysical. Although western medicine has progressed to aid physical ailments, vaccines are good, and people are generally not dying from preventable diseases in the developed world, it doesn’t hit everything. (Disclaimer: I don’t identify as being a part of any sect or religion but I do heavily borrow/research religious symbolism, ideas and aesthetics for art and curiosity.)