Pathei-Mathos

Privilege had made my gender, class, and race invisible to me. Feminism/Queer Theory made my (cis)gender(and heteronormativity) visible to me. Marxism made my class(and capitalism) visible to me. Anti-racist criticism made my race(and systemic racism) visible to me.  Intersectionality made the web oppression visible to me. And bell hooks helped me realize that we live in a White Supremacist Capitalist Imperialist Heteropatriarchy. Now, I'm trying to find my place in it as an ally to those fighting the injustices whilst trying to be constantly aware of existing privileges that threaten much needed movements, but can also be of use to them, if utilized appropriately. I used to speak first and listen after, but I learned to listen first and speak later.