Anonymous said: I'm sorry to hear that someone assumed you to be trying to look Asian or whatnot for the hairpins that are part of your Italian culture. A lot of people don't seem to want to fact check anything, or talk to the person who they believe did wrong. People seem to want to say EVERYTHING is appropriation which is bad because when it comes time for ACTUAL appropriation calling out - everyone thinks it's just oversensitive people. It ruins good movements. People just see what they want to see :/
right?? I’m also very native american even though I don’t really look it. It’s a shame because I own a lot of native american clothing and I have a really cool staff that was specifically made by a native american chief for ME and if I ever were to wear it all and post a picture on here, so many people would give me shit for it.
I can’t even show off my feet tattoos on here because I’ll immediately get branded as a racist (I have two native american girls on my feet). I tried to put my feet tattoos on here before and it ended up on several “shitty tattoo” blogs that target white people who apparently steal culture.
It’s just like… really? I know I’m not as dark as my ancestors (or really anyone in my family. My parents are extremely dark and my sister and I ended up white as hell) but it’s still my culture. And I honestly don’t mind that “white people are taking our culture”. I don’t think it’s meant to be offensive at all. I think they’re embracing it, ESPECIALLY if they’re taking the time to learn about it and use it appropriately. If a white girl wants to dress up in a full native american get up and learn more about the culture, good for her. Awesome. She’s getting educated about my dying culture, and letting it continue to live.