also i don’t think i ever want to go back to the shop bc we were talking about the guy who always flirts with me while he was stood across the road and i can’t trust myself to know that he didn’t hear everything we drunkenly said and/or maybe possibly shouted lol fun!!!!
body was like NO EIMII WE ARE TIRED SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR IS A GREAT IDEA and now it’s 3am and body’s like NOPE NO DON’T NEED SLEEP so basically i’m wide awake and have no bed lol
i feel like princess with significantly less hair and v drunk
i felt like i wanted to look kinda cute today but then i woke up feeling so sick that my look ended up being whatever i can find on the floor that’s clean
goodbye hair :((
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Okay hun, if you could stop appropriating both native american and maori cultures, that would be great
I’m pretty sure I was just appropriating Karin Dreijer Andersson from Fever Ray. one of my favorite bands. In fact that’s exactly what I did. I copied her exact face make up, which, yes, is obviously taken from Maori facial tattoos.
I’m actually pretty proud of it! It was mad difficult to do. I spent lots of time in New Zealand. I know about Maori culture, to a limited extent.
I think it’s beautiful! :DDD
Also it’s an excellent way to hide your facial recognition programs.
jfc even when being called out your still ignorant as fuk
delete your self and go get an education.
jfc just because someone in some band did it doesn’t mean it’s fair game to put on a cheap imitation of something that is super important to a lot of people dude like this isn’t the best comparison but imagine if you had a family heirloom that was handed down for ages & meant everything to you & was part of your identity then you find that some dickhead had seen a photo of it and had made a shit copy and now you have to deal with a tonne of people parading around in awful imitations of your great great grandmother’s wedding dress or whatever u find special
not even scratching the surface with this metapphor tbh PLEASE listen to the people of these cultures who are asking u not to do this bc they know what they’re talking about & should not be ignored
Actually, I’m from New Zealand and the Maori and pretty cool with people, even pakeha (white people), having temporary tattoos and such of mokos (the face tattoo you see here) as long as they understand the cultural aspect of it.
Uh what Aotearoa are you from? The one where Māori people aren’t highly protective of their identities because white people didn’t try very very hard to destroy them all?
um, actually I’m from the Aotearoa where Maori people are happy to try share their culture an embed it in all of New Zealand as a way of preserving it. Which is why Maori is one of the three official languages of Aotearoa and why we have such things as Maori language week, and why I pakehas are welcome to join kapa haka groups as well as have temporary mokos, as a way of spreading the culture.
hello, actual māori from aotearoa new zealand here!!!!111
people wearing tā moko is NOT us sharing our culture.
it’s them basically stealing something so tapu and precious to us for the fun of it. as if years of suffering from the effects of colonisation weren’t enough, people want to twist the knife even further and take the one thing we say you shouldn’t even be touching in the first place from us!
you wearing one of the greatest expressions of our culture is NOT helping preserve our culture. it’s helping the continuous destruction of our people, ways, and culture.
taking down my wallpaper and had completely forgotten about the time when i got so angry and kicked a hole in my wall lol
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Tattooing, it’s a pasifika thing!
I think i may have asked you this question before but ive forgotten the answer im soRRY if you're not bothered to answer again but WHY are Maoris not considered pacific islanders?????
kaitiaki's reply got it, like yeh we're a big island but we have so much different to the rest of polynesia
I think they are tbh we can all trace out lineage back to a common ancestor and all our languages and customs are pretty damn similar but like, I guess some modern Maori just like to disassociate themselves from the rest of the pacific for god knows why like it’s baffling, internalised racism I guess idk
i think it’s bc aotearoa new zealand isn’t and island like the other pacific islands?? but idk
except it is an island, it’s just a mother flippin BIG island? Honestly it makes no sense but I remember often when I was little at various Pacific Island events, the Maori kids got shunned a lot??
(honestly I think it’s a pakeha thing, like, they keep separating us out in their day to day, so we’re treated as two different groups, so we have two different experiences and maybe that has something to do with it? They’re also far less represented IN NZ itself so idk)