by Kim Crosby
II find comfort in knowing I shouldn’t take any of this rhetoric personally, because I understand that it isn’t about me. It is about the insecurity of people who are afraid of losing their ill gotten gains. Once I realized that, loving myself, loving other womyn, loving us when we are on social assistance, when we are sex workers, when we are trans womyn, when we are womyn of colour was easy – all these womyn are surviving and challenging the patriarchy with every single breath they take. That means I have so many examples of beauty, of resilience, of creatively navigating the system. Every time we organize, we love each other, we forgive each other, we heal each other, every time we name this shit, we are a threat. Breathe, play, fuck, rest, resist sisters, we are beautiful threats.
“They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman.”
I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.”
― Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero”
Kim Crosby is a daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African,
Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living currently in Toronto.
She is an award winning multidisciplinary artist, organizer and
activist. A queer surivor, her words are part of her strategy for
resistance, liberation and justice.
Read more from Kim at Queer, Gifted & Black.