It’s true, gentrification isn’t the new colonialism, it’s just the old one.

Colonialism/Gentrification is the phenomena of white people being entitled to whatever land they go and what happens on or to it while displacing, exploiting and erasing Indigenous bodies, kidnapped, migrant and local.

Deborah Cowen. Queer and Trans Community Defense, “No Pride in Gentrification” Community Forum, Toronto. April 7, 2016.

Writer. Community organizer. Errant punk. Ne’er do well. Afro-Dominicana. High Hex Femme. Email: