“People don’t need to be saved or rescued. People need knowledge of their own power and how to access it.”
The correlation of exploitative/culturally appropriated imagery and violence against Indigenous women is a hot topic right now. The mainstream narrative of Native American women is one that hypersexualizes us, and paints us solely as helpless victims in need of rescuing. Let’s all be part of changing that narrative. We know that our sisters are powerful, are capable, have agency, and self-determination.