I Need An Accomplice, Not An Ally
Now before you go all out and get upset with me, the writer, I wanted to take a quick moment to discuss that there is nothing wrong with being an ally. Several of the people that I know and love are great allies and have proven their allyship for me and my communities time and time again. Hell, much of what I do requires having great allies because I realize that a great deal of what I say and do in my work rubs people with power and privilege the wrong way. But often, I need more than someone talking with me about my feelings. I need someone who is willing and ready to go to war with me, even if it means risking their livelihood. I, in fact, need an accomplice.