just an unfriendly reminder that two-spirit is a culturally bound, specific and meaningful identity that is NOT homogeneous (i.e. go away with your simplistic ~male and female spirit~ shit) that should ONLY be used by native folk.
if you are non-native, you are not, nor ever will be, two-spirited
If you are non-native and you use the word “two-spirit”, you are stealing an identity very deliberately created for us as native people, and you are reducing it to some simplistic bullshit. When you steal two-spirit, you are shitting on our self-advocacy and resistance to colonial violence.
To be frank, you probably don’t even have a smidgen of an idea of what being two-spirited actually is. If you did, you wouldn’t be trying to steal it from us and reducing it down into a simplified, binary identity that is palatable and ~friendly~ to everyone.
So basically, piss off.
a nehiyaw two-spirit person
p.s. white queers, please stop using the faces of our elders to push your own agenda. it’s fucking gross.