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um, , i guess.

I'm wasi - 39 - cishet - she/her - Muslim - hijabi - semi-geek, fully bibliophile. also x-phile.

work: part-time, therapist at small refugee org, part-time photographer. also board of inclusive mosque initiative.
Do some bits with Against Borders for Children too

not work: enjoy music (listening, singing, playing), stand-up comedy, theatre, films/cinema and art stuff

I like people a lot. except for when i really don't. i love my cat all the time.

hey - i moved - to sunbeam city!

@knox if you want to find me.

What does “Pro” in MacBook Pro stand for? 

Pay attention to people that are advocating for 'patience' while people are getting harmed.

They are not your friends or allies.

feelgood story for today:
there's a nonprofit group that trains gambian giant pouched rats to detect landmines.
they can sniff out the TNT with the precision of a dog, and they don't weigh enough to set off the mines. their handlers raise and train them from infancy; they've cleared over 13,000 mines in Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, and Cambodia.

i do not sincere post very often but just so you all know i deeply care about camping and nature. Today is the anniversary of national parks being created 102 years ago. As a show of my appreciation of them id like to share one of my favorite things the parks have provided

this is a link to a live bear cam in Alaska the stream is very calming and relaxing for me to watch and i hope some of you tune in to watch the bears fishing and having a chill one.


Politics: grassroots organising 

features still missing from mastodon: the "solidarity, comrade" button for when someone posts something deeply personal/emotional and you want to show support without the weird implication of "hell yeah your inner pain is my favorite"

Prison strike 

at inclusive mosque initiative's Eid ul Adha celebration; khateeb, Halima, talking about remembrance of & erasure of 'our grandmother, Hajar' as the origin of Hajj.

Again, the goal is a full range of humanity, minus national and racial hatred, cruelty, and bigotry

The question is not can we be happy on Mastodon. We patently can. The question is can we be grief stricken here? Filled with a quiet burning rage? Can we have a full range of emotion on Mastodon?

mastodon help again 

Real talk, social media 

Real talk, social media 

Real talk, social media 

Petition to rename the federated timeline to "toot le monde"

open again, but unlisted. working things out, and actually enjoying it today, rather than the freaked outness of before.

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