Category Archives: Feminism

I am Fire.

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My life is about being real. 

Being true. 

Being an activist for equal rights. 

An activist for kids who cannot speak up for themselves. 

I am me. 

I am a feminist. 

I am a teacher. 

I teach the future. 

If you mess with my student’s, 

I catch on fire. 

My fire lights the truth. 

The truth always wins!

-Cami-Star

Scream it out….

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“So, I got edges that scratch” -Banks

“The way you rock” -The Peaches.

“Another time….another f*cken time” -Le Tigre.

“No candy for you!” -Bikini Kill

Fem rock,

Feminist screams,

Speaking it!

Telling it!

Yelling it!

Embracing it!

-Cami-Star

 

 

 

Trapped Trump Mind

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​I have not written in a while. I’ve had so many thoughts, but overwhelmed with our current political situation. My mind has been beyond disturbed. This is the year 2017, but I feel like we have been transported to the year 1960. What if we have been? What if we went through some cosmic black hole and we have to re-live our history? Something happened because my mind tells me this is not natural. Its is not real, but it is, it really is!

My romantic, spiritual and creative juices have been halted. In honor of my poetic mind, I am giving you a glimpse of where my mind has been. I wish I could share how in love I am with my two beautiful daughters or how my man swoons me with his brown eyes, but I unfortunately can’t. I have an unhealthy obsession. 

If I share my trapped Trump mind, hopefully he will be released into a ball of negative thoughts and flown far away from my vibes. The hope is that once he is released like a wild animal, my creative thoughts can sneak back in. 

Now back to my current obsession. This is not an obsession I have chosen like my 14 year old, who cannot stop watching You Tube videos when asked 100 times to get off. Or that delicious chocolate cake that is calling your name. No, this is a political obsession. A sad, unhappy, disturbed obsession. 

It is called a Trump obsession. 

I am in shock and I cannot accept the fact that almost half of the U.S. backs him up. I don’t get it. His followers will say anything to make it seem okay that he grabbed the U.S. and has shook it like a snow globe, each piece falling to the ground opposing his orders. Trump is acting as if nothing (our consititution) and no one (judges) can get between him and his own, personal political agenda. 

This meme tells it all. It has not even been a month and he has written executive orders as if his Presidency was coming to an end (wishful thinking). He has opened the eyes to the American people (one positive) and “The People”, yes I say it loud and proud, “THE PEOPLE”, have gathered in thousands to protest his impulsive orders. 

Before I share the top 3 protests where ” The People” have come together in masses, let me share my all time favorite quote. This was stated 700 years ago. This is proof that humanity has a challenging time accepting our wrongs in order to make changes for a better future. It seems like commen sense, but humans are complex. We are not only an animal species sharing a space on earth, but we have been blessed with a part of our brains that has awakened and can feel emotions. With emotions, comes greed, jealousy and fear with a mix of dominance from our animal side. Anyhow, I digress. 

A man named Dante once said, The hottest places in hell, are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crises, maintain their neutrality”. I share this great quote today because we are living in a “great moral crises”. This is not a time to be neutral. We have to stand up, speak up and resist our backward thinking of Trump and his ADMINISTRATION and  WE HAVE AND WE WILL RESIST,  unless of course you are a Trumper. In that case, embrace him, but be aware that you will be supporting divisions, hate and irrational orders (Trumpers skip down to “Quote 1”).

 Once upon a time, in the year 2017, masses of American Citizens gathered together to revolt against a President who won the Electoral Vote, not the Popular Vote, but an Electoral Vote that changed the world.

After his official innaguration on January 20, 2017, women, men and their children around the WORLD gathered for one of the largest protests in history. “The Women’s March”, (which yes, I was part of in Los Angeles, California) was officially held in Washington D.C. The turnout was larger than Trumps own innaguration, which he refuses to accept (please note that he has a challenging time accepting anything that is not in his favor). To clarify, this protest was NOT only on Women’s Rights as many Trump Trolls want to argue, it was to awaken Trump and his Administration that The People have heard him and we will NOT stand by and allow him to bully us with his hateful ways (i.e.female reproductive rights, immigration rights, equality among religions). Sister cities across the United States AND THE WORLD (France, U.K, Australia) came together and made waves. It was displayed on all News Channels, on Social Media and in conversations throughout the week. 

This is history. Our sons and daughters will be affected by Trumps orders. He is a man and he wants to make a decision regarding Women’s Productive Rights. Our children’s education will be affected by his choice of Secretary of Education, who is naive and does not know a lick of public education (Betsy Devos). This is why there was a protest. It was a revolt, it was throwing up on his backward thinking. (Pictures taken by myself in Downtown, Los Angeles, January 2017)

Then there was an Executive Order that came from an insensitive, lack of clear thinking (oh, did I say that out loud) President that banned 7 countries in the Middle East that are seen as “Muslim Countries”from entering the U.S. via airports. This order was based on wanting to “keep America safe from terrorist”. Mind you, this included people who had visas. This included infants and humans who have already established that they were not terrorists! The people once again gathered together and protested at airports across the U.S. The People took this order to court and stopped his Executive Order and our loving world moved on. Oh wait, the world wanted to move on, but as mentioned above, Trump lacks the ability to accept the consensus of The People and the Constitution, so life didn’t smoothly move on. He rejected the Judges order that was based on the Constitution as seen in his Tweet “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned.” There you have it my fellow humans. Not much can be said after that Tweet and once again, this is the year 2017!

(Picture taken from Google)

You would think it would end there. Nope. Then there is “The Wall”. This is Trumps idea of stopping illegal immigration coming from the Mexico/U.S. border. I’m sure you’ve read or heard about this “Wall”. 

First, Trump demanded that Mexico pay for this wall in which they rightfully refused. Then he said he will tax the American people and Mexico will pay the U.S. back and Mexico once again rightfully refused. This was a joke right? Sadly, this is real! Who does that? I mean, if the world ran like that, everyone would be jacked, literally. He is a thug, attempting to pull a fast one on Mexico.

Sorry Trump, but as much as you look down on Mexicans, as you can see, they are much smarter than you thought! I mean, what did you think? Did you really think they would bow down and say, “Oh OKAY,  Trump. Yeah, you’re right, all of the people that attempt to sneak into your country due to poverty or drug smuggling should be stopped and we will definitely work with you by paying for a wall that we know will NOT stop them”. This is real people. I wish I could make all of this up, but this is real!

Mind you, this is Trumps “idea, not Mexico or the majority of the American people. Finally or finalmente en espanol, he had to scramble on how he will pay for this “wall”, so he stated he will not tax the American people, but instead he will tax all goods coming through the border (which still affects the American people). With that being said, people are not happy with this idea and have protested throughout his campaign and post innaguration. 

I will say it again and again, this is real! This is really happening. 

(Picture taken from Google)

As I enjoy reading reactions for or against  Trump, I found this great response to Trump and his Executive Orders. I did not write this, but I would like to share this women’s rebuttal as she wrote exactly what I am thinking:

Quote 1-“To everyone of you that voted for Trump, and continue to stand with him; If and when we go to War, send your Children and Grandchildren to fight it. OWN IT. When our Earth is damaged beyond repair, OWN IT. When our Seniors and Children die from no food and healthcare, OWN IT. Tell the parents of the refugee child that dies waiting for help, you were doing Christ’s work. OWN IT. Tell the Soldier’s family that died fighting for an unknown cause, to pray for comfort. OWN IT. Tell the Cancer patient with no healthcare coverage, they need Jesus. OWN IT. When your Daughters and Granddaughters are told they do not deserve Human rights. OWN IT. When the 3 year old neighbor is killed by a Mentally ill Vagrant brandishing a gun he should not be legally able to own, please explain Jesus to them. OWN IT. Tell everyone in his path of destruction you voted for him and OWN IT! (To everyone of you that voted for Trump, and continue to stand with him; If and when we go to War, send your Children and Grandchildren to fight it. OWN IT. When our Earth is damaged beyond repair, OWN IT. When our Seniors and Children die from no food and healthcare, OWN IT. Tell the parents of the refugee child that dies waiting for help, you were doing Christ’s work. OWN IT. Tell the Soldier’s family that died fighting for an unknown cause, to pray for comfort. OWN IT. Tell the Cancer patient with no healthcare coverage, they need Jesus. OWN IT. When your Daughters and Granddaughters are told they do not deserve Human rights. OWN IT. When the 3 year old neighbor is killed by a Mentally ill Vagrant brandishing a gun he should not be legally able to own, please explain Jesus to them. OWN IT. Tell everyone in his path of destruction you voted for him and OWN IT! (Anna Maria Serrano via Facebook)

Now, my trapped Trump mind has been released. Please share. Please react. Please dispute. I enjoy a great debate over a glass of wine or warm coffee. 

©Cami*Star, February 2017

Mujeres. Hombres. Ninos.

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Staying afloat while pieces around her are crumbling.

Tears in her ojos as she attempts to understand the hatred of womyn, humanity, sexuality and love.

Loving all people as she wants to be loved only to be chewed up and spit out. Again and again. Again and again. Over and over.

Holding on as the roller coaster takes its ride. Pain in her corazon as she attempts to understand the evil of humanity. Treating all equal as she and her people are looked down upon.

Tears
Pain
Hatred
Fear
Run
Jump
Go
No

Mujeres stay strong as we are the tie. We are the tie to humanity, keeping it all together.

Colored as we are only to enlighten the naive.  Educate them with knowledge and the power of we.

Hombres much love, equality shall prevail. Stay strong and keep your eyes on your own run.

We are one race.
We are one love.
We are one corazone.

Pieces are crumbling around her as she picks up each piece and educates her world.

Education is knowledge,
Knowledge is power,
Power is to be shared,

Mujeres
Hombres
Ninos

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We are the tie to the naive.

-Cami*Star

Happy Women’s Day ✊

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In honor of International Women’s Day,
I want to say thank you to all those brave souls who stood up for women’s rights! Although, both genders are very different like day and night, that does not mean day and night do not share the same spacey rights!
Thank you to to the women who paved the way for us to vote! Yes, it took almost 100 years to allow us to have a political voice, but awesome women from Susan B Anthony to Ida B. Wells fought with all their might to give us voting rights!
Thank you to Margaret Sanger for opening the first birth control clinic! How many women accidentally get pregnant, how many get impregnated by rape or molestation? She put her life on the line to empower women to educate themselves on their own sexuality! Us females have so much freedom today (in most countries)! Many females don’t even realize the fights, deaths, rally’s and marches our ancestors had to endure just so we, today can be free!
There are many more fights that need to be fought, but we need to come together and empower one another!
FEMS and Gents, let’s stop the bickering and love one another for our individual strengths and weaknesses!  Yes, we are all different, but that is the beauty of humanity! Humanity should empower one another. So, get off your phone, computer, couch and do something today to bring the gender gap closer to equality!
IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

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Sexy is…..

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Want to know what sexy is?
Sexy is wearing pretty lingerie under your clothes,
Sexy is NOT having to show anyone!
Sexy is feeling comfortable in your skin,
Sexy is NOT feeling like you don’t like yourself!
Sexy is feeling beautiful in your pajamas,
Sexy is NOT having to wear short skirts!
Sexy is having a gut!
Sexy is being skinny!
Sexy is being toned!
Sexy is having a big butt!
Sexy is having a flat butt!
Sexy is feeling like you are a million bucks whether he or she believes it or not! 
Sexy is NOT what you think! 
Only because if I feel sexy about myself, then that’s all that matters!
-C*S
2014

Men are DOGS

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Well, well, well.  I got your attention.  What do you know!  Well, what I know, is that in our fumbling of a society, we tend to call each gender names.  Why?  Because both genders; male and female are two completely beings.  We have different agendas when it comes to our lives sexually, emotionally, and in relationships.  

Women have been called bitch, whore, slut, tramp, drama queen and I am sure you can add more to that list.  Is it degrading?  Hell yeah!  

Men on the other hand really only have a few degrading names, such as dog and asshole.  

Here we are in our universal world, continuing to live in an unequal world.  What I am trying to discuss, is embracing these words if they fit you.  I mean,  being called a “dog” or “asshole” coming from my point of view if not so degrading as being called a “bitch” or “slut”, but let’s get over the power of the word.  If you’re acting like the word is described, why would you get offended?  This is where I am at in my thoughts.  

I mean really.  It is common sense, right?  IF, a female is walking around not being in their happy zone and telling everyone off in a store, yeah, they are acting like a “bitch”.  Embrace it girl!  Yes, your acting it and you have chosen to act as such, so take it like a champ.   If a male is walking around the store with disrespect for everyone in the store by bumping into people without saying sorry, then telling the cashier to “hurry the fuck up because he has to hurry his ass to get to work”.  Then, yeah, I would say in our society language that he has chosen to act like an “asshole” and he should embrace it just like the bitch.  I know many men and women who act like fools and they do admit it.  Yes, admit it, learn from it, apologize and then learn from it!  

On the aspect of our sexual lives, this is when it gets complicated and sad to degrade both genders, but mainly women who take the biggest hit.  But in reality, once again, embrace it.  Shoot, if you are truly living a certain life style, why get offended?  I mean, really?  Yes, I do know that females get hit with hard words, but the behaviors are the same.  Let’s take a look: 

Let’s begin with the lesser degradation.  MEN.  MEN ARE DOGS!!!  What does this even mean???  The real definition is a person regarded as “unpleasant, contemptible, or wicked (used as a term of abuse)”.  So, when we say, “men are dogs” in relation to the fact that they are sleeping with more than one women, this does NOT fit the cake!  I mean, they are not acting “unpleasant”, shoot, it’s the opposite, they are getting a lot of pleasantry!  They are not abusing anyone, they are enjoying it!  So, in essence, this term is actually taken out of context.  But let’s act like we don’t even know the real definition.  In our society, the “WEST”, when we call a man a dog, it means, they are sleeping around and it is a good thing!  They are getting them some!  I see nothing wrong with this!  It’s a good thing!  So, here we go again, if a male is acting like a “dog”, then gosh darn, embrace it!  Do I agree with it?  HELL NO!  But you will not change for anyone, you will do what you want, just take precautions and be careful, you dog! (As I smile and look at your cute face).  BUT, I have found that some men get  flustered when a female makes a comment as such.  “Men are DOGS!”  LESSON:  if you are going to do the deed as such, accept the garbage language and laugh it off! 

On the other side of the coin, I am sure there are many women who sleep around as well.  Of course in our society, we call them whores, sluts, tramps and are thought to be disgusting creatures when they are doing the “dog” thing!  NOW, as we all know, we live in an unequal gendered society.  Fine, instead of arguing and getting heated by being called by all these degrading names, laugh it off and know you are getting yourself some hot love!  

Just like being called a “dog” as a male, if someone calls you a “slut” because you sleep around, embrace it because the real, technical definition is, “a women who has many sexual partners”.  Nothing wrong with that!  Actually, it is a better definition than being a male “dog”.  What is degrading is being called a “whore”, do you know why?  Because the real definition is being a prostitute and selling yourself for money!  NOW, that is down right dirty!!  I guess they finally got us, females!  I say, just turn it around, if someone calls you such, say, “I”m not a whore, but maybe a slut”.  Ha, that still sounds wrong!  But in the real world, if you are a female and you are sleeping around, embrace it girl!  It is what you enjoy doing if your are living that way.  Who am I to judge?  Who are we to judge?  If a man is given a high five because he is a “dog”, then girl, you deserve a high five too!  The tables are actually turned here because it is much easier to be a slut as us females can get it from any man because they are all dogs!  (pun intended)  

Above it all.  I am not a dog, whore, slut or tramp.  I am me and I embrace that.  If I ever do decide (and have in my past) to sleep with more than one man, I have never been offended by being called a “slut”.  I embraced it because that was my action and I made that choice.  And it was actually nice!  

So, enjoy your sexual relationships, embrace the words as they are only words!  Yes, words hurt, BUT if you are acting it, why get upset!  On the bigger hand, let’s try to just ignore the gender inequality of thoughts by all those crazy thinking people out in the world.  

Cheers!