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Meta, moving 

After like 2 years of excusing my being on .social because I’m shit at technology I think I’m actually going to change—and it turns out to seem surprisingly easy? I’m painfully under-informed regarding moderator bullshit and what accounts/instances are actually problematic af, but I need to do better if I want to support a better online space for poc and others who get harassed and disrespected here. Currently trying to figure out where I should move to, then I’ll be outta here!

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Salem/Portland OR (and nearby places) coronavirus 

Hey y’all! A lot of school/work/recreational stuff I usually do is being postponed and readapted to protect community health and safety in light of the coronavirus. If things start to get more serious for anyone nearby and you need any support, feel free to hit me up! Idk what help I may bring, but I’m down to at least bounce ideas off each other

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pol, mutual aid resource 

Heard about this website through the "Citations Needed" podcast and it seems like a solid place for people to go to who are looking for ways to participate in mutual aid:

bigdoorbrigade.com

Snippet of their bio -
"We share a desire to see increased participation in left social movements and we spend time talking about how to remove barriers to participation, especially for people who are newly mobilizing now."

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political organizing & action pdf 

There's this giant PDF that I found like a month ago that gets into the nitty-gritty on how to do some leftist organizing & action.

It's called "Anarchism in Action:
Methods, Tactics, Skills, and Ideas"

Link to it here:
campusactivism.org/server-new/

It's really long and I haven't gotten around to reading the whole thing tbh, but if you're someone who wants to do something substantive but feels lost as to what/how this may be useful.

Meta, moving 

I realize I should’ve done this, way way way earlier and I’m sorry I haven’t

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Meta, moving 

After like 2 years of excusing my being on .social because I’m shit at technology I think I’m actually going to change—and it turns out to seem surprisingly easy? I’m painfully under-informed regarding moderator bullshit and what accounts/instances are actually problematic af, but I need to do better if I want to support a better online space for poc and others who get harassed and disrespected here. Currently trying to figure out where I should move to, then I’ll be outta here!

Am I imagining things, or is there a very old toot from someone that reads “not to toot my own horn, but...” with a CW’d pic of a horned instrument?

If this doesn’t exist, it must be made

Work, food 

I hate work disguised as “fun”. Not when I choose to do something fun or help on a fun project during work, but when I feel pressured/forced to do something with little/no breaks as if I’m not actually working

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Work, food, health issues grossish 

Also good fucking luck doing that while trying to stop the spread of covid as well as a bacteria that currently has 1/3 of the residents living here sick with diarrhea/vomiting

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Work, food 

What they say: Staff bbq party! 😍

What they mean: Here are some supplies, aside from your regular duties you also have to create/manage a tie-dye booth and cook a meal and serve that food to people not working non-stop until you escape with a cold veggie dog at 2:30pm

reading "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge and got to this quote from MLK

i'm pretty certain this has been posted before but regardless it bears repeating and, if you're white like me, deep thought and consideration about how this applies, has applied, and what to do so it no longer applies

Uspol, debate 

Trump: Hey supporters, go commit voter intimidation for me!

uspol; debate 

Trump: Proud Boys: stand back and stand by

😂 😭 💀

This article from someone who lived through the end of Sri Lankan civil war, comparing it to the current US situation is 💯:
gen.medium.com/i-lived-through

- feeling like fake leftist 

I play things too safe and end up regretting it

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- feeling like fake leftist 

I talk the talk but i don’t walk the walk when it comes to leftist shit. I need to actually risk something and do something, not just sit in my cushy bubble and pretend I’m a good person because I read the books and know the lingo and work at a nonprofit and occasionally donate somewhere or attend a tame protest or do a one-off volunteer or mutual aid project. I feel like I really need to commit to the point of risking arrest or poverty or disownment or whatever

My coworker jokingly & innocently called another coworker a brat and died a little inside

Physical contact, pers, mh, + 

I know a lot of folks who are struggling thru covid bc of the lack of physical contact. Meanwhile I moved in with my partner the week quarantine hit and I haven’t received as much physical touch/affection since I was like, 18? 12? Idk, but it’s wild how a couple years ago I felt painfully touch-starved and depressed and now a pandemic’s hit I’m doing super well emotionally/mentally.

Trying not to sound like I’m boasting, I’m just incredibly incredibly lucky.

unrelenting positivity, extending out hope in the midst of how the world be lately 

What made you smile or laugh today? Need a smile take a smile, have a smile share a smile.

You walk into my shop, and look at my wares, hemming an hawing.
"I want a patch that showcases how gay I am, but in a way that will really piss off assimilationists." You request.
"Say no more, sib." I say, pulling this fresh piece out from under my counter. "I got you."

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Extreme body horror I’m so sorry 

Excuse me, how does a hair get stuck inside someone’s foot?!?

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Extreme body horror I’m so sorry 

My heel was hurting and it looked like I had a splinter... so I pulled at a small speck and and a 2inch hair came out????? Felt so weird and not good. What the actual fuck I’m not ok with this

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