About my tags
I have previously been tagging things related to Ferguson and other race related issues as “not writing related”. I will no longer be doing that because when has race ever not been writing related? When has racism not mandated what is “ok” to be read by others and what is “ok” for a certain group of people to write? When has racism not shut down POC characters and made them lessers?
Racism plays a huge part in every day life and it very obviously plays a huge role in writing and reading. Therefore I will be going back and taking the tag “not writing related” off of those posts. They will still be tagged with everything else that they have been tagged with (racism, police brutality, militarism, etc.) because I do know and understand that many of the situations related to racism can be and are very triggering.The only tag that will be affected by this is the “not writing related” one and only on posts related to racism.
I want to raise awareness of what is going on in the world and to do my part in making the world a better place. Therefore I won’t, and can’t, act like racism doesn’t play a huge role in what is being written and published. But I also want my tumblr to be a safe place for everyone. If there are things that I miss in tags, please let me know, no matter what the topic is related to.