So I posted up a picture of myself in a home-made admittedly pretty poorly constructed Native American inspired costume.Well, not really costume more like an outfit. Honestly, I did not research or imitate. I just tried to go for that sort of feel without mocking, commercialising, sexualising or…
"that sort of feel" what sort of feel? The Hollywood feel?
Hollywood would have you think we all look like this:
Not only does no one look like this, but here’s what we really look like…
…And there are 566 different indigenous cultures in the continental US alone. With as much difference between us as the difference between Spain and Germany, or France and Ireland.
So yes it is kind of problematic, insofar as pretending we’re all a monolith of some kind…