Tom Ford in a Headdress; but that’s not the interesting part

In hipster headdress, jezebel, Tom Ford by Adrienne K.11 Comments

 (image via HuffPo) AK Note: Hi, remember me? My apologies for the sudden post drop off, school has been ridiculously busy. But I’m back, promise. And I’m still always looking for guest posts if anyone is interested…nativeappropriations@gmail.com A few days ago, Huffington Post posted some preview pictures of Tom Ford’s photo spread in French Vogue (he’s a fashion designer, btw). …

Jezebel Uses "#trailoftears" to Describe Megan McCain

In hashtags, jezebel, Meghan McCain, Trail of Tears by Adrienne K.8 Comments

(link to article here) Notice anything distinctive about this posting from Jezebel this morning? Please direct your gaze to the upper righthand corner of the photo. See the hash tag? Here, I blew it up for you: Yes, that says #trailoftears. Trail of Tears. The forced relocation of my ancestors, where they were unlawfully and forcibly removed from their homelands …

The Jezebel Fashion Post that keeps on giving

In headdress, hipsters, jezebel, tribal fashion by Adrienne K.5 Comments

 (Jen Mussari’s now iconic image ) I’ve come across some awesome blog posts in response to the Jezebel piece (found here) on Native fashion that Lisa at Sociological Images pulled together with images from this blog. The comment thread on the piece was really interesting, with people debating what should be deemed “ok” what is “offensive” and some just telling …

Sweat Lodges Part II: No, you can’t. Here’s why.

In cultural appropriation, Details, jezebel, sweat lodge by Adrienne K.17 Comments

AK note: This is Part II in discussing sweat lodges and non-Natives. For Part I and background,click here. After that long lead in, lets break it down into some of the major issues at play here. I feel like I’m treading in a bit of dangerous water here, because admittedly sweats have not been a part of my spiritual tradition. …

Sweat Lodges: "Bro" Therapy? (Part I, the summary)

In bros, feminism, jezebel, sweat lodge by Adrienne K.1 Comment

AK note: Thank you all so much for the love and positive feedback I’ve gotten in the last few days. It’s so exciting and humbling that this project I thought wouldn’t go outside of my family and a few friends has taken really taken off. I’m so appreciative of the support and so glad these issues are getting out there! …