A thing for @speedofsoundsketches 😌 This was a fun time
In certain feminist or activist generally circles there’s a lot of denigration of “identity politics” in contrast to “material, lived reality” with the subtle implication that “identities” are nonmaterial and exist only in the head of the person who Identify, especially if they are non-mainstream - you see this with people attacking trans people, nonbinary/genderqueer people, and anyone who uses a label considered too niche, depending on who it’s from and what they’ve decided is Bad.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how much this bothers me because the idea that there’s some kind of hard binary separation between “identity” and “material reality” really doesn’t sit right with me.
And recently I read that Judith Butler interview everyone’s talking about right now, and at one point she says of trans women, “their modes of self-identification are ways of describing a lived reality.”
I think that this highlights my issue with this division. Labels are a way of describing a lived reality, not something that exists contrary to lived reality. It’s frustrating how often people forget that even in ostensibly LGBTQIAP+-friendly circles.
And the idea that some labels are unnecessary because they don’t correspond to a lived reality is a rather presumptuous judgement to make about someone else’s life, I think.
When im just too lazy to grab my own sketchbook
Jolt the hedgehog!
I drew some Archie comic characters today, figured Id draw some speedofsoundsketches too ^^
aahhhh I did it! I drew Jolt the Hedgehog! Finally after weeks of struggles I finally did it, haha! yes