Karmenife Paulino

Artist. Comedian. Activist.

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Karmenife Paulino

VISIT BIO

Karmenife Paulino is an artist, writer, comedian, and activist whose recent photography project, Reclamation, has gone viral.

In 2015, Karmenife published a memoir entitled Sea Salt and Sandalwood through Wesleyan University’s Gorilla Publishing Collective.

 
 

SHUTTING DOWN BULLSH*T

 
 

Hand in Hand: How White Feminism Enables Rape Culture and Sexual Terrorism on Survivors of Color

To ask people of color to separate their race from themselves in order to “focus on cis, white women’s issues” is a cruel, dehumanizing and racist request. Yet white feminists constantly demand and expect this. I cannot tell you how many times I, and other survivors of color have heard “Why bring race into this? Why are you making everything about race?” I cannot strip away my blackness, nor would I ever want to. It is a part of who I am. It is my beauty. It is my strength. It is a legacy that breathes within me from ancestors past and one that exhales a future of resilience and power.

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