@hownottotravellikeabasicbitch is known for a lot of things:
❌ Rants (keep them f*cking coming)
❌ Journal-like posts that meld her travel with insights into the local culture (with a decolonizing lens, thank you for that)
❌ Ass shots (good for you, we are jealous)
But did you know that she is also now a regular contributor to @SisuMagazine ?
In Issue 5: Black & White she explores climate justice in her column "How Not To Be A Climate Change Activist Like A Basic Bitch." In it, she sheds some light on Indigenous activists who have been fighting to save their own land, people, and ways of being.
Here's a little treat, with the full column available on-line and in Issue 5.
"Being a climate change activist is not as easy as being for or against climate change. There are already Indigenous Peoples fighting for global change who are advocating with their lives and dying for this cause.
The whitewashing of a narrative that is meant for the most vulnerable populations, which have always been Brown and Black People, is not only problematic but incredibly dangerous. We are ignoring the most vulnerable of voices who have the most knowledge in order to save us.
Within that, there are race, class, and ableist issues at play here. While Indigenous Peoples globally are most vulnerable to climate change, within those populations, those who are disabled and/or living in economically disadvantaged countries have even less accessibility."
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