I’m trying to get out two blog posts a week, but it seems like they have been sort of lazy lately. Posting my childhood writing. Things like that.
It’s not that I don’t have ideas. I’ve just been afraid they might offend someone. Why does that bother me when it comes to writing on the blog, when it doesn’t seem to in real life? Good question. I think typing slows down my thought process enough that I actually consider how the words sound, rather than just spitting them out.
Calling god a girl, including a Native American prayer on a Thanksgiving post, and writing about a “person of interest” who might not want to be written about (I don’t know) have all been on the menu lately. But, not on the blog.
What to do? I asked here and there for some advice. I wrote to native appropriations for advice on the prayer bit. They are a blogsite that “documents images of Indigenous people languages and cultures in everyday life: countering stereotypes one cigar store Indian at a time.” I haven’t heard back from them yet. It’s an interesting blog, with a link to an eye opening article on Wikipedia explaining cultural appropriation. I learned alot. There’s a post on Native American Halloween costumes, but I knew this was wrong before I read the post.
I still don’t know if it’s disrepectful to use the prayer. Or call god a girl sometimes. Or write a complimentary blog about someone without letting them edit it first. But, short of just continuing to post family pictures-Like this one of the person that allowed me to wear that costume-I think I’m just gonna have to pull up my big girl pants and spit the blogs out.