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Black people of Marginalized Genders (MaGes or MAGEs includes trans people cis women and gender nonconforming and nonbinary people) are under CONSTANT ATTACK. According to the CDC Black women are by far the most likely to be murdered in the United States Black mothers, birth-givers, and babies are more likely to die in childbirth and postpartum than any other ethnicity. This is due to medical racism combined patriarchal misogyny Up to 60% of Black girls have been sexually harassed by the time they are 18 years old + Three points that may not seem related, but bear with me: 1. Nature Deficit Disorder is a really a thing. Humans really need nature and we physically and emotionally long for it in its absence, our health deteriorating. 2. Nature really is protected by Indigenous stewards. Planet Earth really does need and rely upon humans who live and actively (spiritually) connect with its ecosystems to protected them. Nature that does not have such protectors because they were removed by colonization is seriously threatened and endangered. So to recap 1&2: we humans are truly unhealthy without nature; nature is actually truly unsafe without human protection. … Here’s the toughest part to accept from a modern (colonized) perspective, perhaps: 3. Black people are Indigenous people. And we need to get back to the land to fulfill our duties as nature stewards and protectors. Only if we want to, of course, but. Every single opportunity to make that transition easier for us, as we are among the most brutally victimized survivors of colonization, absolutely must be taken and made the most of. The restoration of our positions as sacred stewards of natural ecosystems is essential — and Mother Earth ordained. Black Lives are as Precious as Land! … Black and Native and indeed all truly BIPOC exclusive solidarity are the greatest threat to kyriarchal US imperialism. Specifically, because we live at the intersections of the oppressions known as misogynoir: Black women have been executed by officers of the law in their own homes. At epidemic proportions. RARELY is justice if ever served. See: Justice for Breonna Taylor Black women are more likely to be targeted for eviction Even when Black women DO manage to create our own safe havens, our homes and we are still targeted with ridicule, exploitation, and domestic terror Black mothers and MaGes absolutely NEED and DESERVE SANCTUARY. Safe Space. Homes of our own. Places where we have time to HEAL. Black MaGes safe and free at home is a whole Revolution!!!! If you get that, and you with that, please sign and join our movement!