um, #introduction, 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.
"No Nazis" is actually not a slippery slope thanks for coming to my TED talk
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.
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"
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.
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71 hours left.
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?
Finding new people to follow is hard for newbies on any platform. I'm hoping that #Trunk can help. What I need is people volunteering to be on lists so newbies can follow a bunch of people right away. Please reply to this post if you agree to be on a list. Feel free to suggest new lists that I haven't thought of. (Living in my own filter bubble, I know!) Please boost!
Also looking for more lists. 😃
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Also, we need to talk about the way women and other marginalized people are routinely the first ones attacked, the first ones harassed out. We gotta talk about prevention, about building their opinions, needs and wisdom into the structures that power these sites and communities, otherwise, we’re pissing in the wind
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Livejournal -> Zuckbook -> birdsite -> here. I have hopes too, but let’s not pretend this is a unique migration. Many online communities have hey days and declines. The structure of Mastodon is encouraging, but not necessarily permanently good. Let’s stay vigilant and loving.
🎵I'm a Nigerian near Southwark🎵
photographer & therapist - polyglot - bibliophile - calm-seeming stresshead - Inclusive Mosque board - lover of Scotland & cats
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