recognizing that our own struggle is not liberationary if it's not intersectional
recognizing that the power structures, people and institutions that embody, benefit from and support oppression are interrelated, overlap and parallel one another in many ways
understanding that liberation can only come from dismantling/dethroning them all
betraying the privileges some of us have to give solidarity and material support to other marginalized folk
not good things:
subsuming all resistance and liberationary struggle under one centralized, simplified, hegemonic notion of leftist unity
today is trans prisoner day of solidarity and action
note: transprisoners website itself appears to have been defaced a while back, here's a link to an older version https://web.archive.org/web/20180604202459/https://transprisoners.net/
All my music is now Pay What You Want.
I have this theory that Monetizing My Hobby™️ has sucked all the joy out of it. It changed my mindset from "here's a thing I made, pay if you want" to "here's a thing I made, please pay me for it."
This hasn't worked for me. It doesn't get me the tools I need, and I can't make what I want in that mindset with my current tools. We'll see what happens.
global inequality, gender inequality, Reuters source
"The world’s richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global economy each year than the technology industry, Oxfam said on Monday."
self exploration, attraction (+)
coming to terms with my sexuality involves a lot of loving enbies and i am very happy about that even while it feels weird to have a sexuality that kind of makes it necessary for me to come out about gender things. similar gender attraction is a wild but enjoyable ride.
now on to find a term that describes i am mostly into other enbies to make that less of a hassle.
I need tolerance—but it is not enough for me to be merely not acted against, finding that I must keep myself hidden.
I need acceptance—but it is not enough for me to be merely understood, finding disinterest in, distance from, discomfort with me.
I need celebration—for others to take joy in me finding, exuberantly pursuing, being completely true to myself.
I need kinship—for others who will see me express and love my deepest self, take my hand, and say “I know this. That’s me as well.”
Just a very very broad subtoot.
Not at one person, not at one instance. Just an overall attitude I've seen permeating.
You're not better than someone else because of your education. And that doesn't make you the only one allowed to speak or have the last word.
And you're also not lesser than someone for NOT having that information. You and your heart are just as valued and needed. And I want to hear your input.
Lets love each other better.
Hot take re:mindfulness
Mindfulness in and of itself is a good thing, being aware of our thoughts and the way they can contribute to our distress is 100% useful and good.
However, the focus that a lot of current mindfulness resources (especially corporately endorsed ones lets be honest) have on internalising the blame for stress and other mental health issues is not good. Stress and anxiety are our brains' warning systems (1/2)
posts about feelings sometimes
is an identity crisis
please tell me things directly instead of passively if possible
Smol server part of the pixie.town infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.