diary-of-a-wandering-soul asked: I know that I am not aware of the issues poc (if I am even allowed to use that term as white westerner, am I?(not sarcastic just concerned))face and I cannot begin to phantom how life must be for them (just like I cannot do that for any other human being really) but the way I see it you just described that I am not worthy of your poetry, which makes me quite sad, as I feel you can only spread awareness if you reach out to all people, it's not that I do not want to see, western soc doesn't show
this painful occurrence of appropriation is not about you. it is about me. a woc artist wanting her work to be devoured by her people and those people she writes for, and respected and honored by those who are not poc. It is that simple. it is not appropriate for you to come here while I am hurting and impose your discomfort/hurt in my space. it is not mine to care for. this is a prime example of white privilege, assuming that your feelings are so important to me, that they would be more important than my own. i leave the conversation here.