I felt blah and almost didn’t make it out, but the weather was perfect so I dragged my ass out tonight to spend some quality time with my camera and great friends…
This was our 2nd year at the RTMF and it was arguably even more memorable than the last: we saw more T&A, woke up to loud sexy-times from our neighbours, survived mild heat stroke & puking in the Roseau River (sorry all!!), got hit on by young, drunk boys and took more photos!
French Press being awesome
Friday night we were falling asleep in our tent (because we are grandmas) when I turned over and noticed a lady dancing with fire. I didn’t have enough time to set up my tripod before she left – so this is my view between 2 trees
Day 2 Open Mic at Carpet Beach
Blond Goth was hilarious and bad-ass
Playing with long exposure
One of our neighbours set up a tent for his creepy little doll friend?
View from our tent-patio that everyone was jel. of
Late night stroll to the night tent
Last day caterpillar friend <3
HUUUUUUUGE THANKS AGAIN RTMF ORGANIZERS & VOLUNTEERS – WE HAD A BLAST!
Because MRAs and “meninsim” and “BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MENZ???” has infiltrated feminism…
There’s a big difference, however, between hating a dominant group in an oppressive system like patriarchy and hating the individuals who belong to it. Angela Davis once said that as an African American she often feels hatred for white people, but her feelings for particular white people depend on the individual. She hates white people’s collective position of dominance in a racially oppressive society, she hates the privilege they enjoy at her expense, and she hates the racist culture that whites take for granted as unremarkable while she must struggle with the oppression it creates in everyday life. But Davis also knows that while individual whites can never be free of racism, they can participate in racist systems in many different ways, which include joining people of color in the fight for racial justice. The same can be said of men and women.
The distinction between groups and individuals, however…
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It’s amazing how long I accepted this as reality everywhere for us. It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto and came back for visits that I realized just how violent the attitudes are towards my community – in Winnipeg. It took me another year after I moved back to get use to the feeling of ‘walking on eggshells’ every time I entered a white-dominated space. Unless you’re a VISIBLY Indigenous person living in Winnipeg, you have no idea what our experiences are like.
Similar to the last show they put on at Union Sound Hall in February, the place was a packed, sweaty, sauna dance party. Which is why despite my lens continuing to fog up throughout the night, I’m happy that I managed to get a few shots in between dance sessions!
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Introduction From The Curator
The only kind of bombs I support are truth-bombs, and that’s why I’ve come together with a group of POC and White allies to write this post. We feel it’s critical to have conversations about social justice loudly, noticeably, personally as well as systemically, and eloquently—in this case, specifically around Ferguson, #stoptheparade, #BlackLivesMatter, #IndictAmerica, and all the myriad things happening right now around police brutality and the devaluing of Black lives. We need to connect our struggles and see where they intersect, while not pretending that we all face the same issues (today I’m lookin’ at you, non-Black POC). To do this, we need tools, scripts, data—means of having and supporting these conversations, as well as our communities.
That’s why we’re here.
We want to give you tools to support that work and that dialogue. If you’re facing tough questions from friends, family, colleagues…
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I didn’t bring my tripod! Don’t judge me!Tom Keenan led a really fun sing-a-long that I thoroughly enjoyed
John K. Samson went through three impressive hairstyle changes during his set (wasn’t expecting him to be so high-maintenance about his look).
Folk singers, smashing masculine grooming stereotypes one show at a time… I call this his Willie Nelson look His mid-90s grunge look And finally his 21st century folk-hipster look And yours truly, looking like a vampire at a frat party between sets! Thanks to both Tom Keenan & John K. Samson for putting on such a fun show – I always enjoy singing along to Weakerthans classics!