수나우라 타일러 – 비건, 괴짜들, 그리고 동물들발췌 번역. 장애와 동물에 대해 (Korean version of Sunaura Taylor – Vegans, Freaks, and Animals)

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아래의 필기 기록을 참고하십시오.

This talk is now available in Korean.
Click CC – Closed Captioning – on the bottom right, then choose Korean in Settings. 
Please also see the written transcript below.

이 그림은 제가 미술 석사 학위 과정을 마치고 일년 후에 그렸는데, 이 그림으로 시작하고 싶었어요. 왜냐하면 제가 장애인권 운동과 장애학, 그리고 동물 윤리의 교차성을 보는 데 있어서 생각을 구성하고 발전하는데 도움을 준 그림이거든요. 이 그림은 장애를 가진 다른 세 동물과 저를 그린 자화상입니다. 필요한 분이 계실지 모르니 간단한 시각 정보를 드릴 게요.

네 개의 형상이 회색 바닥과 흰 벽을 배경으로 서 있거나 누워 있어요. 크고 노란 의학적 화살표가 이 몸들의 비정상적인 부분을 가리키고 있고요. 그들은 일렬로 서 있습니다. 어른 돼지는 서 있고, 검은 송아지가 바닥에 쓰러진 채 누워있고, 제 자화상인 인간은, 벌거벗고 굽은 채로 관객을 응시하고 있어요. 아기 돼지 하나가 마찬가지로 바닥에 웅크린 채 화면 밖을 응시하고 있어요.

간단하게 말하자면, 저는 조사할수록 장애를 가진 몸이 동물 산업의 전반 모든 곳에 존재한다는 것을 알게 되었고, 또한 장애 역사와 저의 장애학 연구의 곳곳에 동물의 몸이 있었다는 것도요. 이 그림을 제가 오늘 할 이야기의 시각적 상징으로써 여기 띄워 두고 싶었어요.

오늘 저는 제가 쓴 글을 읽을 건데, 이 글은 제가 쓴 책의 일부이기도 하고, 최근 칼라 피츠제랄드와 클레어 진 김이 인종, 종, 그리고 성에 대한 글을 모은 아메리칸 계간지의 특별호에 실렸어요. 지금부터 읽기 시작할 텐데, 제가 혹시나 너무 빨리 읽거나 빨리 말한다면 제게 알려주세요.

2010년 9월, 나는 캘리포니아의 Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County에서 주관하는 행사에 참여하기로 했다. 행사 이름은 The Feral Share였는데, 지역 기반 유기농 농산물 축제이자, 다른 한편으로는 예술 기금 마련 행사이기도 했고, 또 다른 한편으로는 철학적 행사이기도 했다. 나는 바로 마지막, 행사의 철학적 즐거움을 위해 초대받았고, 육식의 윤리에 관해 비건 대표가 되어 토론하기로 예정되어 있었다.
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animal defenders against white supremacy

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every vegan and animal defender alike know well enough that white supremacy exists in direct opposition to the freedom and liberation of all Earthlings.

and when racism reveals itself most candidly in the faces of neo-nazis rallying around hate, then it becomes our responsibility to prioritize our efforts to undo whiteness as an identity and tool to excuse oppression.

fuck nazis and donate your cash money to support radical efforts in charlottesville!

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how to love yourself today in 10 steps (free DIY mental health self-care help)

*please read the five point disclaimer here* 🙂

this post is for all us folk needing help (tips, support, hacks, resources, pep talks, etc.) to maintain our health, for today, like, right now –
or in other words, this is to help you get through the short-term by trying some new solutions in the next few minutes.

i have no formal education in mental health (medical, psychiatric, or otherwise), so am only speaking here from my own experiences of spiraling into acute episodes, and what things have helped me survive to tell the tale.
most of this draws from the area of CBT – cognitive behavioral therapy – and my intention here is to offer up some handy resources because it is not easily available elsewhere.

the self-help info below is listed in no specific order, and some may apply better to anxiety attacks (if you’re looking for some words to relate to how you’re feeling, maybe you would enjoy reading this) or depressive episodes (if you’re looking for some words to relate to how you’re feeling, maybe you would enjoy reading this), but regardless
it will always be most helpful when you are better able to identify HOW you feel.
so, try moving away from vague words (like “good”, “mad”, “bad”) and try to be more specific in identifying what emotions are being felt because it helps with self-expression, which helps with diagnosis and treatment.
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finally, not everything below is going to be of interest to you, so skip it if so.
hopefully, you’ll find something else here that works well enough…

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still accepting writers & bloggers!

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hey elk fans!
we’re excited to announce that we are now offering a
small cash honorarium
for you folx to submit to us some
original online content.

we are open to any kind of content
(blogs, articles, artwork, youtube vlogs and the like),
but we ask you to keep it:

♥ radical
♥ intersectional
♥ species-inclusive

of course, we ask you to
please respect our choice to decline any submission
if we do not feel it is an appropriate fit for our website.

please submit via using our posted contact information.

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how i stopped trying to “grow up & get a job”, and other lies capitalism told me

i hate work.work
i really do – and i think most people do too.
and by work, i mean essentially any situation where you would not be there, doing that gig, associating with that place & group of coworkers, if not being paid $$ to do so.
that creates a pretty clear distinction between:

  • careers that really challenge ourselves to grow, expanding upon our own potential, rewarding effort of investing time and talents…
  • and all those other jobs that simply help us pay off debts & otherwise serve as a mental checkpoint in our lives for how we were told to live and proceed as we age.

this here is a really important difference, and something i will keep coming back to, because it highlights how often we all can conflate words and ideas under one broad label. like the example above of “work” (conflating purpose with day jobs), we can also confuse say the notion of “success” (equating fulfillment with competitive materialism) or “confidence” (thinking that liking yourself is the same as a vain ego).
so basically one take away from reading this is a reminder to question what assumptions you are bringing into a situation which prevent you from seeing something in a new way.

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animal defenders against Islamophobia

if your organization for animal defense wishes to sign onto the statement,
contact us by following this link here.

please know that you are expected to donate a minimum of $5 directly to the
victims of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center shooting or to your local mosque.

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This is a statement of support from animal defenders everywhere who wish to vocalize our collective opposition to Islamophobia, in all its various expressions.

As communities of people who seek out justice for animals, we recognize a need to simultaneously condemn the inherent violence defining xenophobic hatred of Muslims.
The surge of Islamophobia under the banner of Trumpism is a terror not only for believers of Islam and residents of predominantly Islamic countries, but also communities of color, refugees, migrants, and dark-skinned people generally. 

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animal defenders in solidarity with Standing Rock #NoDAPL

if your organization for animal defense wishes to sign onto the statement,
contact us by following this link here.

please know that you are expected to donate a minimum of $5 directly to the
“Stand with Standing Rock” fund (click here) or to Standing Rock’s Legal Support fund (click here).

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This is a statement of support for the Sioux of Standing Rock and all other Indigenous Defenders, from animal defenders against colonialism, capitalism & white supremacy.

To clarify – we are animal defenders, but we are not for “animal  rights”; we are not from “mainstream” organizations; we are not green-washed consumers celebrating vegan “thanksgivings”; we are not chasing short-term single-issue solutions; nor are we tokenizing or protesting Indigenous identities and cultures to “help” animals.

Instead – we are people who simultaneously work to defend animals AND who also recognize our immense debt owed to Indigenous peoples as they continue to lead by example – and so we are obligated to vocalize our respect & admiration for all the radical efforts happening at Standing Rock.

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Midwifery, Medicine and Baby Food Politics (Claudia Serrato)

This presentation was delivered in 2013 during the first Sistah Vegan Conference, focusing on “Embodied and Critical Perspectives on Veganism by Black Women and Allies”.
Follow Sistah Vegan if you want to learn more about these issues.

Breeze: This presentation will be given by Claudia Serrato – and Claudia is enrolled at the University of Washington in America and her talk is titled, “Midwifery, Medicine and Baby Food Politics: Underground Feminisms and Indigenous Plant-Based Foodways and Nutrition”. And I had the pleasure of actually co-presenting with Claudia, a few months ago in Oregon, and to hear what her work was about and just really blown away, which is why I asked her to share her work. So Claudia, if you’re ready, please present to the audience who you are, what you’re all about and I’m going to put myself on mute now…

Claudia: Good. So good afternoon and thank you all for listening in. And thank you Doctor Amie Breezie for creating this cyber web-space for us today to share and reflect and listen to one another. And so yes, my name is Claudia Serrato, and I am a mother of two, a Doctoral Student of Sociocultural and Medical Anthro, and I am the founder of Decolonial Food For Thought.

I am a practicing vegan and I do walk the red road. So I’m invested in my cultural and spiritual ways living and being, and am influenced strongly by my elders in my community. And I join you all this afternoon in the most humble way, as I share a herstory of a crossroads Meso-American ethno-medicine has encountered, which has impacted community health and midwifery practices in the City of East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights.

So I begin this herstory of food, womb, and infant-toddler health, colonization and healing by thanking our ancestors and our bodies for keeping our genetic memory strong and resilient. And so my talk is going to sound like it is taking a shift in what we’ve been talking about, but I hope that you see how interrelated this work is and what it is that I’m going to share. Continue reading

لورين أورنلاس – ما وراء النباتية: النظام الغذائي والاستهلاك في عالم شامل (Arabic version of lauren Ornelas – Beyond Veganism: Diet & Consumption in a Global World)

هذا الكلام هو متاح الآن باللغة العربية للفيديو ، انقر فوق CC – التوضيحية – في أسفل اليمين ، 
ثم اختر العربية في الإعدادات. انظر أيضا نص كتابي أدناه .

This talk is now available in Arabic.
Click CC – Closed Captioning – on bottom right, then choose Arabic in Settings. 

Please also see the written transcript below.

أعتذر كما هي عادتي لجمهور مركز من الولايات المتحدة. لذلك آمل أني قد سويت الأمر من أجلكم ، لذلك أشكركم على ذلك. أشعر وكأننا أسرة بالفعل.

I apologise as I’m used to a very U.S.-centric audience. So hopefully I’ve adjusted it for y’all being more progressive types here, so thank you for that. It feels like family already. 

سوف أسأل الجميع أن يتسموا ب ويحافظوا على عقل متفتح إلى الأشياء التي أتحدث عنها لأنني عندما أتحدث عن كل هذه الأشياء، أنا لا أطلب من النشطاء، أيا ما كان ما يعملون عليه، التخلي عن عاطفتهم. إذا كنت من المدافعين عن حقوق الحيوان وكنت تعمل على مكافحة التشريح، الذي أتحدث عنه هنا، أنا لا أقول: “أوه، يجب أن لا تعملوا على ذلك.” ما أطلبه، هو بالنسبة لنا أن نحاول أن نكون أكثر ثباتل على المبدأ و وعيا حول الخيارات التي نتخذها في حياتنا والأشياء التي نقول عنها نشطاء، أن يجب علينا أن نكون على بينة من كيفية تأثيرها على الآخرين، وحركات العدالة الاجتماعية الأخرى التي تجري.

I am going to ask everybody to keep an open mind to the things that I’m talking about because when I’m talking about all this stuff. I’m not asking activists of anything that you’re working on, to give up your passion. If you’re an animal rights activist and you’re working on anti-vivisection work, what I’m talking about here, I’m not saying: “Oh, you shouldn’t be working on that.” What I’m asking for, is for us to try to be a little more consistent and more aware of the choices that we make in our lives and the things that we say as activists, that we need to be aware of how they impact others and other social justice movements that are taking place.

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PETA and the Trope of “Activism” (Aphrodite Kocięda)

This presentation was delivered in 2013 during the first Sistah Vegan Conference, focusing on “Embodied and Critical Perspectives on Veganism by Black Women and Allies”.
Follow Sistah Vegan if you want to learn more about these issues.


Breeze
: Our next speaker is Aph Kocięda – I’m hoping I pronounced your last name right. She is a graduate student down in Florida and she does amazing intersectional work. Critical race studies, critical feminism and critical animal studies and  looking at PeTA. So Aph if you can introduce yourself to the audience that’d be great. Are you there?

Aph: Awesome – alright good morning or good afternoon wherever you are. My name is Aphrodite Kocięda – Breeze you were almost there – and my presentation is titled “PETA and the Trope of Activism: Naturalizing Post-feminism and Post-race Attitudes through Sexualized Bodied Protests”.

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باتريس جونز – حيوانات، تقاطعية، و“حقوق” (Arabic version of pattrice jones – Animals, Intersectionality, and “Rights”)

هذا الكلام هو متاح الآن باللغة العربية للفيديو ، انقر فوق CC – التوضيحية – في أسفل اليمين ،
ثم اختر العربية في الإعدادات. انظر أيضا نص كتابي أدناه .

This talk is now available in Arabic.
Click CC – Closed Captioning – on bottom right, then choose Arabic in Settings. 

Please also see the written transcript below. 

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لقد كنت سعيدا جدا عند معرفتي أننا سنبدأ تقدير الأرض لأننا نحتاج أن نكون على معرفة تامة بالأساس. إن التفكير بالأرض التي نقف عليها، – والتي لا نقف عليها الآن بسبب كل تلك الأشياء المبنية عليها – يمكن أن يساعد في محاولة الشعور بتلك الأرض بالأسفل هناك.

I was so happy to learn that we would be starting with a recognition of the land because we need to be grounded. And thinking about the land that we stand on, which we’re not standing on right now because of all these things that are built on it, that can help, to even try and feel that land under there.

وأنا، آتيا من الملجأ المدعو ب ’ ملجأ الكرمة دائما ما أنتبه  لمن يودعني عندما أترك المكان متوجها لحدث مثل هذا. ولذا أردت أن أخبركم أن الناس الذين جاءوا لوداعي قبل أن أتحرك آتيا لهنا كانت سابقا بقرة مزعة ألبان وقد أنقذت بصعوبة من تحويلها للحم. و’شاركي’ الذي هو ديك مقاتل سابقا كذلك. اتضح أنه لولا الغزو، لم يكن أي منهم ليكون في اأوضاع الخطرة التي كانوا بها.

And me, coming from VINE Sanctuary, I always pay attention to who’s saying goodbye to me when I go off to an event like this. And so I just wanted to let you know that the folks who came to say goodbye to me before I drove here were Princess – we didn’t come up with that name – who is a former dairy cow; Buddy, who was only barely saved from being made into beef; and Sharky, a former fighting rooster. It turns out none of them would have been in the precarious situations they were in, were it not for the conquest.

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Is it… Animal Positive Entertainment?

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we’re SO happy to announce our 1st project at APE Productions – Animal Positive Entertainment is kicking off, FINALLY!!!

WHAT is it, you ask?
we are collecting data FROM YOU in the form of honest REVIEWS on MOVIES, BOOKS, BLOGS, YOUTUBE, NETFLIX, MUSIC, etc!
we want YOU to tell us what content is VEGAN FRIENDLY!

WHY are we doing this, you ask next?
because we want more vegans to know what MEDIA they should be spending their time consuming without being triggered and offended by speciesist and animal-abusive content.

SO YEA – this is your cue to BINGE on your favourite netflix tv shows, or dive back into your favourite book series, or listen again to your favourite music artists, and THEN give them a review on our survey about whether it is Animal Positive Entertainment!

PLEASE take this survey, SHARE it with some friends, BOOKMARK it so you can do more reviews later, and LIKE this post too!

https://goo.gl/forms/N6hGvv5W95P7PAuD3

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pattrice jones – Animals, Intersectionality, and “Rights”

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I was so happy to learn that we would be starting with a recognition of the land because we need to be grounded. And thinking about the land that we stand on, which we’re not standing on right now because of all these things that are built on it, that can help, to even try and feel that land under there.

And me, coming from VINE Sanctuary, I always pay attention to who’s saying goodbye to me when I go off to an event like this. And so I just wanted to let you know that the folks who came to say goodbye to me before I drove here were Princess – we didn’t come up with that name – who is a former dairy cow; Buddy, who was only barely saved from being made into beef; and Sharky, a former fighting rooster. It turns out none of them would have been in the precarious situations they were in, were it not for the conquest.

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animal defenders in solidarity with Black Lives Matter (Toronto)

if your organization for animal defense wishes to sign onto the statement, please contact us by following this link (click here).

please know that you are expected to:

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This is a statement of support for Black Lives Matter (BLM), and explicitly Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLM-TO), from animal defenders & communities against speciesism.

Mainstream “animal  rights” and vegan capitalism take up a lot of space in the social imagination of allyship towards non-human animals. Images of skinny white cis abled bodies, expensive food in gentrified neighbourhoods and abstract philosophical theories are common examples.

Because of this, we feel compelled to make our presence known, to vocalize that there are animal defenders who respect and admire the radical efforts of Black Lives Matter.

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7 things done to circus animals that would never be done to animal companions

so i had been thinking about the killing of that gorilla they called Harambe – who lived their whole life in zoos, behind cages, as a prisoner of entertainment.

there is a lot to unpack about all that, and right now i don’t have enough words to explain how it makes me feel… but it did remind me of this post i wrote a while back for another website (thus the click-bait title).

yes, i am aware that zoos are not technically circuses.
but when you think about it – they both function as a site that creates a spectacle of an animal’s life, as they conform to the misery & humiliation of living under the gaze of the human consumer-predator.
as far as i am concerned, they are different thorns on the same flower.

enjoy?
#emptythecages
#zoosareprison

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internalized speciesism

content warning for triggering material, including racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, colonialism, transphobia, speciesism, tokenizing & violence against animals.

speciesism, the exploitation & abuse of non-humyn animals by a dominant oppressor on the basis of species membership, is weird.

weird like, despite how us humyns keep busy discriminating & exploiting animals specifically because they are of different species, we humyns are a species of animals too.
weird like, by justifying oppression against other earthlings precisely because of their Animalness, we simultaneously ignore & deny our own animality.
we animals have made being an animal something to be ashamed of, being called an animal something of a slur, to degrade and “Other”.
but, it takes one to know one, right? (yup i went there)

while many different folx are understandably resistant to any identities that put them with animals (given the many past atrocities that harmed animals and marginalized communities alike), the focus of this writing is on the costs of our collective humyn resistance to unlearning our internalized speciesism.

so yea, speciesism is weird. awkward. hypocritical. toxic. self-destructive.

and it follows that the deep feelings of speciesism – which we are indoctrinated with since childhood, to sever our natural bond of curiosity & respect for our animal cousins – would slowly turn inwards, against ourselves, against our wild animal-selves.
by believing political lies and following social pressures, we repress & hide certain characteristics of our identities as a humyn species. we learn to live in ways that subconsciously police behaviour and impulses, mentally & spiritually caging our wildness as though it were something dangerous, embarrassing, unnatural.

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For the Liberation of the Animal Nations: Examining Activist Framing of the Radical Animal Liberation Movement in North America

WOW!
so Earthling Liberation Kollective – ELK, along with Animal Liberation Front & Grassroots Ontario Animal Liberation – GOAL Network, were all studied for a thesis on radical animal liberation in north amerika.also mentions Earth First!, Hamilton/Halton Animal Liberation Team – HALT, Kitchener Ontario Animal Liberation Alliance and Marineland Animal Defense (M.A.D.).

check it out:

“For the Liberation of the Animal Nations: Examining Activist Framing of the Radical Animal Liberation Movement in North America”

“This qualitative content analysis of documents gleaned from the Animal Liberation Front, Earthling Liberation Kollective, and Grassroots Ontario Animal Liberation network websites and Facebook pages explores how the frames of activists in the North American radical animal liberation movement (‪#‎RALM‬) intersect with other radical social movements.”

https://goo.gl/peh6mW

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