To All the Chubby Native Nieces From Your čhépa Auntie
November 25, 2019 10:14 PM   Subscribe

“This is a letter to you, young Native nieces with sun-kissed cheeks and many folds. My round-bodied rebels who sit in front of mirrors carefully drawing onto your eyelids a black wing so sharp it’ll slice the skin of your haters with a glance. [...] Post that whole-body pic on Instagram, thigh meat and all, and write in the caption, “I contain multitudes, bitch,” because you are more than just a body existing on land. You are the universe. You are the pride and joy of your ancestors. You are Indigenous survivance incarnate, my dear and you have important work ahead of you.”

Also see Jana’s amazing beadwork.
posted by stoneweaver (8 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
 
Powerful stuff. Thanks, stoneweaver.
posted by Bella Donna at 12:53 AM on November 26, 2019 [1 favorite]


<3 x infinity
posted by ZakDaddy at 4:29 AM on November 26, 2019 [1 favorite]


This is great, thank your for posting it.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:46 AM on November 26, 2019 [1 favorite]


So Beautiful! Made me cry.
posted by mermayd at 6:58 AM on November 26, 2019 [2 favorites]


Thanks for posting this. It lead me to this Washington County (Oregon) Museum exhibit This is Kalapuyan Land which is Native curated and has her beadwork.
posted by vespabelle at 7:12 AM on November 26, 2019 [1 favorite]


Let us now praise angry aunts, and our mothers that begat us ...
posted by pjsky at 7:24 AM on November 26, 2019 [2 favorites]


That was beautiful
posted by brilliantine at 8:24 AM on November 26, 2019 [1 favorite]


Indeed it was.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:29 AM on November 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


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