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02/23/2017
A Response to AFA's Transphobic Boycott of Target

In lieu of Trump eliminating protection of trans students, here's a video that we made a few months ago reminding everyone that cis men (including your friends, family, teachers, cops, politicians, president) are far more of a threat to children and cis women than trans people have ever been/will ever be.

Visit wwwayard.com and follows us @thewwayward The American Family Association has convinced over a million people to boycott Target. What are they so worked...

12/15/2016
Vagabon - "The Embers"

The world sometimes feels like garbage, but our friends make art that remind us of how beautiful things can be. Check out Vagabon's new music video, directed by Zadie.

The Embers by Vagabon from the upcoming debut record, "Infinite Worlds" out February 24th, 2017 on Father/Daughter Records. Pre-order "Infinite Worlds": http...

"you’re desperate to prove that you’re not a racist — not only to all the communities harmed by this wave of bigotry, bu...
11/19/2016
Solidarity Isn’t a Safety Pin

"you’re desperate to prove that you’re not a racist — not only to all the communities harmed by this wave of bigotry, but to yourselves. And you want us to erupt in thunderous, absolving applause, but we won’t."

Dear White People Wearing Safety Pins, I work with many children of color, ranging in age from kindergarten to middle school. As much as I want to directly quote the things they’ve been sayin…

Happy Halloween! Orie Givens IV interviewed us about "Authentic Caucasians" for The Advocate magazine: "The people calli...
11/01/2016
Activists Create an 'Authentic Caucasian' Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween! Orie Givens IV interviewed us about "Authentic Caucasians" for The Advocate magazine: "The people calling our project 'racist' need to chill and consider that this is a reaction to their unfettered consumption of other people's culture/race."

Two queer activists are flipping the script on the conversation about culturally appropriative costumes in an eye-opening way.

10/20/2016
La Croi###

We made a La Croix-themed porno, and it's NSFW. Enjoy our take on rule 34.

2016 submission to Hump Film Festival.

10/11/2016

It's complicated to be the product of colonization, to have a mixed bag of ancestors who all suffered at the hands of your European ones, and to continuously benefit from the displacement of others. We can't take back the actions of the scumbags in our lineage, but we can acknowledge their wrongdoings, and lift up the communities that they harmed. Happy Indigenous People's Day.

Thanks Junot Díaz, for describing our immigrant experiences to a tee and bringing us all to tears.
10/04/2016
Junot Díaz

Thanks Junot Díaz, for describing our immigrant experiences to a tee and bringing us all to tears.

Gave an acceptance speech in DC last week for the Hispanic Heritage Awards. The full speech is on the video but here's a part of it. "We survived everything this world threw at us. We survived wars, survived dictators, survived torturers and violence endless violence and borders all the damned borders and hunger and the loneliness of the newcomer to a new land. We survived the loss of home, the loss of family, the loss of languages. We survived no one knowing how to say our names and we survived not knowing how to say our own names. We survived our parents suffering and their silences and their scars that speak louder than the bombs that put them there, we survived our confusions about who we were in a country that only seems to speak black and white, and we survived not speaking English, not speaking Spanish, not speaking and the paperwork all that damn paperwork we survived that too. And we survived the ingratitude of the nation where we settled, the nation we help build and for whom we always die. We survived the infinite heartbreak that is the true story of immigration and we survived the agony of not knowing how to bear witness to that story and to our selves. And we survived the hate—the hate that never seems to die—that hate that pretends to be patriotism, that pretends to be security, that pretends to be leadership, the hate that won’t listen to reason, to morality, to compassion. We survived it all; we are the people who survive—We survived everything, survived even the surviving which is one of the hardest survivals of all and in the middle of all that surviving some of us even learned to live. Our story is an epic, a saga, an odyssey. We crossed continents, we crossed oceans and every time there was no way we made a way. We are the children of bridges –bridges made from our backs our tears our sacrifice and from all the ones who never made it across with us."

We didn't even realize it, but The Stranger did a write-up about our illustration of Hillary Clinton. *Sips tea*
09/27/2016
Hillary Clinton Is a Neocon Warmonger, In a Capitol Hill Sticker

We didn't even realize it, but The Stranger did a write-up about our illustration of Hillary Clinton. *Sips tea*

By posting this, partisans will accuse me of aiding and abetting Donald Trump. Search this post for pro-Trump statements. You will not find any. This is a post to remind progressives that Hillary Clinton—the leading candidate to become the commander of an obscene military arsenal—is more hawkish tha...

The Stranger wrote about our collaboration with Emnet/AfroNeonBlues to combat gentrification in Seattle by handing out "...
09/08/2016
Two Artists Are Giving Out “Gentrification Citations” To Local Businesses, Including Uncle Ike's

The Stranger wrote about our collaboration with Emnet/AfroNeonBlues to combat gentrification in Seattle by handing out "Gentrification Citations."

Late Monday night, members of an activism collective issued gentrification "citations" to 23rd Avenue businesses and development projects in the Central District. Uncle Ike's and CommuniTea Kombucha were two of the businesses that had the flyers taped onto their windows. The flyer, shown after the j...

Read this comic about struggling with writer's block + self-doubt as an artist and how to uplift yourself/your community...
08/31/2016
Tears & Tears: Thoughts On the Radical Creative Process

Read this comic about struggling with writer's block + self-doubt as an artist and how to uplift yourself/your community.

My newest piece is super close to my heart. It took many hours of drawing, thinking, talking to friends and community, and figuring out how to be honest with myself about my art practice. Let’s bre…

"In standing in solidarity with Palestinian freedom, the Movement for Black Lives stands in a strong tradition of Black-...
08/22/2016
The Movement for Black Lives is Right about Israel

"In standing in solidarity with Palestinian freedom, the Movement for Black Lives stands in a strong tradition of Black-Palestinian solidarity that includes, but is not limited to, Malcolm X, SNCC, Muhammad Ali, the Black Panther Party, and Angela Davis among several other examples. Their support for Palestinian liberation is not new or outside the pale of what Black liberation activists have done in the past."

Eleven years ago I attended an event at American University in Washington D.C. A Zionist student group invited one of the Israeli Defense Forces commanders who oversaw Israel’s brutal 2002 operatio…

08/06/2016
Stop Fetishizing Us

All PoC need to stop being fetishized, but this video specifically addresses the pervasive fetishization of East Asian women by white men. "Our personhood needs to be recognized. We don't exist to stroke your ego."

Stop the stereotyping and fetishizing of all women.

07/07/2016

560 people (that we know of) killed in 2016 alone. And cops will continue to kill, because the overwhelmingly racist system that they work under protects them from accountability -- so much so that on a day when two harmless Black men were murdered, President Obama signed a "Blue Alert" law. White supremacy isn't just men in hoods, it's built into every facet of America.

This person infiltrated a space that our Latinx LGBTQ family created for safety and solidarity. He reminded us of the in...
06/12/2016
Click here to support Support Victims of Pulse Shooting by Ida Vishkaee Eskamani

This person infiltrated a space that our Latinx LGBTQ family created for safety and solidarity. He reminded us of the inherent danger that comes with being an "other." And he was bred in this country, by a culture that promotes toxic masculinity, under a government that marginalizes us based not only on our sexuality, but gender, race, ethnicity, and class. We've struggled to combat shame and trauma, to love ourselves and be unapologetic. We know how hard that fight is, and by now, we should know who our real enemies are. I love you, fam, especially everyone who's speaking out and preventing our tragedy from being exploited to justify bigotry against "others."

Equality Florida, the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization is collecting contributions via this GoFundMe page to support the victims of the horrific shooting at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. Please contribute and share this page. For the latest informa...

05/09/2016
A Response to AFA's Transphobic Boycott of Target

The AFA (American Family Association) convinced a million people to Boycott Target. Why? Because Target won't deny their trans employees and customers bathroom access. So we made a rebuttal video to draw attention to a few other things they should boycott while they're justifying their transphobia by pretending to care about women's rights. Read more here: http://wwwayward.com/a-video-response-to-afas-transphobic-boycott-of-target/

Visit wwwayard.com and follows us @thewwayward The American Family Association has convinced over a million people to boycott Target. What are they so worked...

Meet the Post Vision art collective, a group of 3D artists examining "the inevitable solitude that comes with interactin...
05/06/2016
Meet The Post Vision Art Collective

Meet the Post Vision art collective, a group of 3D artists examining "the inevitable solitude that comes with interacting through a computer screen."

Post Vision is a collective of artists who are inspired by and through the Internet. Most of the artists within the group support each other and deal with similar themes. Right now we’re focu…

Cassandra from Xicanisma calls out Vivala for publishing "Why I'll Probably Never Date a Latino" and vilifying Brown men...
05/05/2016
Hey Girl, Dating Only White Men Won’t Save You from the Patriarchy

Cassandra from Xicanisma calls out Vivala for publishing "Why I'll Probably Never Date a Latino" and vilifying Brown men. "I hope you can squash your internalized racism and realize who constructed your oppression. They don’t call it White capitalist patriarchy for nothing."

By now, I’m sure that the article “Why I’ll Probably Never Date a Latino” has already made its rounds. I wasn’t going to read it, not only because the title screams “I…

Hey, NY, go out and vote before 9. You won't find the best candidate on the ballot (Jill Stein, duh), but the next best ...
04/19/2016
Find Your F**king Polling Place

Hey, NY, go out and vote before 9. You won't find the best candidate on the ballot (Jill Stein, duh), but the next best thing needs your help, even if it's only to let corrupt establishment politicians know that we're sick of their bs, and we're not going to take it anymore.

Your Facebook 'friend' visited this site to find their polling place. Be one of the cool kids, visit this site to find your f**king polling place.

Think that rapists are never educated, charming or good-looking? Here are 13 people that prove that wrong.
03/30/2016
13 People That Prove There’s No Archetype for Rapists

Think that rapists are never educated, charming or good-looking? Here are 13 people that prove that wrong.

A few months ago, George Lawlor, a Warwick University student, penned an open letter condemning “modern feminists” for inviting him to attend a class on sexual consent. Along with his d…

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