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The attempts to create a utopian safe space are actually creating a community of entitled victims. Yet this environment helps sustain the community. The users keep returning to air grievances and seek authenticity. One of the more popular tags in this community is “self-care.” The phrase “self-care” derives a quote attributed to the African-American lesbian poet Audre Lorde: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” However, on Tumblr, this act of “political warfare” manifests itself as semi-nude camera-phone pictures of the users followed by captions about accepting one’s self as beautiful. Pictures of over-indulgent foods, such as cupcakes, are also popular forms of self-care.

Bell, Lenore.  “Trigger Warnings: Sex, Lies, and Social Justice Utopia on Tumblr.”  Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association.  6, 1.  (2013): 31-47.  http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/296/13 

I’m really interested in folks’ reactions to the quote I took from this article.  I ran across the article while doing research from my thesis and would would love to see replies/reblogs with responses.

TW if you are going to read the entire article:  A large portion of the article focuses on Ira Gray.  

Text: Are You Queer? Do You Use Tumblr? What do You do on Tumblr?
I’m Parisa and I’m writing my Master’s Thesis on queer folks’ uses of tumblr. I’m particularly interested in the ways in which queer folks create and engage with community on tumblr, as well as how people use tumblr as a tool for self-expression (whether it’s our rad intersectional identities, dedication to cute animals, tasty food, Tina Fey, or anything we post, reblog, or quote).
I’d love to talk to anyone interested via either video, in-person, or e-mail interview. If you’re interested in helping me out, please either message me via tumblr at  queerlives.tumblr.com or e-mail me at pzamanian@gm.slc.edu
If you’d like more info on me, my personal blog is  colorfulacoustic and I also run  Fuck Yeah Queer Baking

Text: Are You Queer? Do You Use Tumblr? What do You do on Tumblr?

I’m Parisa and I’m writing my Master’s Thesis on queer folks’ uses of tumblr. I’m particularly interested in the ways in which queer folks create and engage with community on tumblr, as well as how people use tumblr as a tool for self-expression (whether it’s our rad intersectional identities, dedication to cute animals, tasty food, Tina Fey, or anything we post, reblog, or quote).

I’d love to talk to anyone interested via either video, in-person, or e-mail interview. If you’re interested in helping me out, please either message me via tumblr at queerlives.tumblr.com or e-mail me at pzamanian@gm.slc.edu

If you’d like more info on me, my personal blog is colorfulacoustic and I also run Fuck Yeah Queer Baking