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Introduction 

Oh yeh, , I should have done that.

Am Gwenfar, addicted to and , but that's mainly over at my , , alt: @GwenfarsGarden.

This alt is kind of my general musings on any thing from , living with the and in general, issues. Love and adoring/worshiping cats. My cat is @FreyaKitteh. I'm also really keen on pre-1660 British , particularly social history. Currently been learning more about Anglo-Saxon England. My degree was gender in Early Modern England.

My politics are etc. Still have masses to learn, particularly with unlearning , , etc. Very much a work in progress.

Boringly white cishet. She/They pronouns. !

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health, cognitive dysfunction/brain fog 

You know when you walk into a room and suddenly stop, as you’ve forgotten what you went into the room for? It’s pretty frustrating, right?

Now imagine that happens to you at least 30 times on a daily basis. 40 times, 50 times, etc, not just when you walk into a room, but for every tiny detail of daily life. This is the best analogy I can find to try and describe what cognitive dysfunction is like for someone with a chronic illness like . Trying to think is like swimming through treacle and then forgetting what you were swimming for.

I mean, it’s more complicated than that. You might be in the middle of re-reading a novel, that you only originally read 6 months ago, but mostly forgot. You leave it for an hour, come back, and can barely remember what you’d previously read and have to go back to reread the previous chapters.

Or you might want to look up the pathetic amount of interest you were paid from your small savings account for the previous tax year as you need that info to add into your tax return. And you just sit at your computer, staring blankly, trying to remember what steps you need to take to find out this information.

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As colonialism is a homogenizing force, must be heterogeneous. There can be no single mode of decoloniality; that would be a contradiction in terms, because decoloniality must refocus the local and subjective contexts that colonialism has done so much to marginalize and attempt to wipe out.

Love Spoons are quite a sweet Welsh tradition. Traditionally given to partners / sweethearts.

Ported what I have so far for a 'moderation resource' sheet on SBC's Wiki. Will update as I can!

https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=moderation_resource

So if you grow sunflowers and they've gone over/started to dry, consider bagging up the leaves and stalks and giving them to your local small animal rescue.

Maybe even just leaving them outside with a sign saying free sunflowers for bunnies or something.
These kind of things have a tendency to be quite pricey, so it's always nice to help out pet owners where you can, and save yourself space in your garden waste bin 😊

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Today is a great day for my bunny. A day she is actually happy to see me. No grumps! Like bunny Christmas. Why? SUNFLOWER HARVEST.

Sunflower stalks have a pith in their centre. When they dry out it's like a fluffy marshmallow substance. They go absolutely bananas for it!

As well as cutting them open and pulling the pith out, you can also dry and leave the stalks whole to give their teeth a good work out.

The leaves also dry easily and I've yet to meet a bunny who doesn't love them

Stop saying antifa.

Start saying anti-fascist.

Make them say out loud what they’re really afraid of.

Since June two massive protest encampments have unhoused people in Philadelphia have been demanding that the housing authority transfer their VACANT houses into a community land trust and give permanent housing to the unhoused protestors

AND TODAY THEY WON!! 50 Houses are being transferred into a community land trust owned by the unhoused protest organizers!! This is a HUGE precedent and a STRONG start! Philly is THE poorest major city America

https://philadelphiahousingaction.info/release-philadelphia-housing-action-claims-victory-after-6-month-direct-action-campaign-forces-city-to-relinquish-50-vacant-homes-to-community-land-trust/

everyone uses duolingo, but there's also a free and more open couse for learning to speak, if not spell, languages!

saysomethingin.com/

it's a welsh thing, it started as a welsh course only (i can confirm it's very good!) but they now offer , , , , and !! which is pretty neat, right?

re: zapatistas under pressure, solidarity request 

@garbados a note: to anyone who may be looking to support the zapatistas:

Costco sells coffee marked as "from the highlands of chiapas"

This is coffee from the zapatistas. Highly recommend getting this coffee if you're a costco member.

https://www.costco.com/ruta-maya-organic-medium-roast-whole-bean-coffee-5-lb.product.100041370.html

zapatistas under pressure, solidarity request 

> On August 22, 2020, the ORCAO paramilitary organization looted and burned two Zapatista coffee warehouses in Cuxuljá, Chiapas. This is the latest in an accelerating series of attacks on the Zapatista project since the current administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office.

> Many of you will remember that in 2017 as Trump took office, the Zapatistas sent four tons of their coffee harvest to migrant and other communities in struggle in the United States as an organizing resource. Now we need to organize our own coffee solidarity effort — not only to help recover the cost of the lost harvest, but to show there is widespread solidarity with the Zapatista project.

https://roarmag.org/2020/09/23/zapatistas-need-solidarity-after-coffee-harvest-burned/

Very interesting interview with Tiffany N. Florvil in the newest episode of the Decolonization in Action podcast.

"Edna Bonhomme interviews Tiffany Florvil and they discuss Black-led social movements in Germany, the history of German colonialism, and transforming academic institutions."

"Tiffany N. Florvil is an Associate Professor of 20th-century European Women’s and Gender History at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in the histories of post-1945 Europe, the African/Black diaspora, social movements, feminism, Black internationalism, gender and sexuality, and emotions. She received her PhD in Modern European History from the University of South Carolina and her MA in European Women’s and Gender History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison."

S3E6 Mobilzing Black Germany:
m.soundcloud.com/decolonizatio

This Is so beautiful and moving. Found on birdsite, link to YT.

"So here is my (@thenitinsawhney) new single from the forthcoming album - “movement - variation II” featuring the brilliant @AyannaWJ who put a beautiful song and cello to my original piano composition - recorded and filmed live"

youtu.be/_pdTb2KLWlk

i'm officially out of work for good due to my disabilities (primarily Lyme disease) and i'm waiting on my disability hearing. i'm on unemployment but it hasn't kicked in yet bc the state's really behind with COVID. if anybody could donate to my ko-fi i'd really appreciate it. https://ko-fi.com/katjame

if cats did not exist it would be necessary to invent them

Clam gardens.

Bringing beaches back to life’: the First Nations restoring ancient clam gardens

In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive

amp.theguardian.com/environmen

This Is so beautiful and moving. Found on birdsite, link to YT.

"So here is my (@thenitinsawhney) new single from the forthcoming album - “movement - variation II” featuring the brilliant @AyannaWJ who put a beautiful song and cello to my original piano composition - recorded and filmed live"

youtu.be/_pdTb2KLWlk

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Rage.love

Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.