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Learning not to dwell on things is a bitch and is more of a banishment process, at least for me personally.

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Sui, mh, drugs 

I started trying to kill myself when i was twelve. I've had pretty serious depression ever since, with suicidal thoughts being my go to when things got rough. That & drugs.

This year I had a breakthrough in that I realized I was no longer waiting to die. This was a few months before Covid.

Since then? Well, it's been interesting. Lots of ups and downs. Trying like hell not to focus on me or make it about me. Which is kinda easy considering the horror that is happening all around.

Somerville recognizes polyamorous domestic partnerships - News - Wicked Local - Boston, MA -

i'm an autism child. i grieve the mom i never had, the one that could have loved me for who i am, who could have understood me and comforted me.

URGENT - a black homeless acquaintance needs $50 for food and medical bills. I can't afford to give that much. If people on the fedi could help out that would be great. If a bunch of people donated $1 they'd be all set.

Venmo @Tatiana-Toplitz18

mads’ thread about certain people (read: amab queer ppl) being viewed as predatory for simply existing around children, or for wearing leather/PVC around children, brings up a really important topic not often discussed:

not discussing sex and sexuality is actively harmful to children’s development.

I teach children about sex and sexuality for a living. That is my full-time job. I am a sex educator, and I spent 40hrs a week discussing sex with underage people. Let’s talk about it.

If your protest isn't inconveniencing the rich and powerful, it's not effective.

seattle PD vs seattle EMS & human dignity, twitter link

The Seattle PD refused to let an ambulance through a barricade after a protest group made way for it.

Let that fucking sink in for a second, Other White People.

Someone called 911, an ambulance was dispatched, the protestors *got out of the way,* and the *cops* stopped the ambulance.

I sat on the bench, in the most sun-starved corner of the park, enjoying being forgotten for another year and two jumbo burritos to myself.

I gobbled them down much too quickly and suddenly I was truly completely alone.

Shrugging I wiped my hands, then picked up my bag.

The weight shifted oddly and then it meowed.

"Meow?" I asked my bag.

The kitten meowed again.

I choked back a sob.

The universe had given me a friend for my birthday.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday

a reminder for all the white activists, shook that the president is mobilizing the military against US citizens "for the first time since..." (some crusty old number)

Standing Rock, 2016
The botched Hurricane Katrina "relief", 2014
Rodney King Riots, 1992
Wounded Knee Incident, 1973
Kent State, 1970
Newark Riots, 1967
Little Rock Nine, 1953
Japanese Internment, 1942
Tulsa Massacre, 1921

there's a lot i didn't include but you get it, right? right. this isnt NEW. this has BEEN HAPPENING. this is the context and lens with which you need to adjust your sights. spare everyone your shock and disbelief because this has been happening behind since your whites arrived on this continent.

The media coming from Atlanta hasn't discussed this at all, but the New Black Panthers are participating in the protests. They have been escorting people to their cars and making sure people stay safe.
Unfortunately, this is only being shared by friends because journalists aren't interested.

Black-Owned Plus Size Consignment 

Curve Conscious opened 4 years ago today!!!!

The store is currently closed due to covid, but they sell on instagram and online and ship widely

Tweet #1 from @lindsaykatai: "I feel like that Mister Rogers 'look for the helpers' quote is gonna start floating around the way it always does in times like these, so please keep in mind that advice is for children. His advice to adults was 'be the helper.'"

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And anyone who thinks about joining an opposition group will always have a lingering doubt about the group's authenticity, and whether they are being duped into serving as a useful idiot.

Within groups, vulnerable people who act in unusual ways - because they have anxiety or depression, or because they are neuroatypical - get isolated because their behavior is interpreted as evidence that they are plants.


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Letting myself be a tiny bit optimistic 

I know I've cultivated my social media very well because I no longer see white influencers pretending they are helpless and instead I see them sharing resources, giving and organizing aid where possible, learning to criticize their own whiteness, and stepping in to handle conversations that spare black and nbpoc from it. I see the indigenous and latinx communities having hard conversations with themselves to examine how we're also complicit in passive racism and it fills me with hope


For some reason space is more real than time for me, so I can be marginally more productive if I subdivide problem areas into small grids, or make a goal to walk to a particular location than if I tell myself to clean or exercise for 5 minutes

fediblock, nazi enabler version 

There is more instances in this thread in case you are a fledgling instance admin with a blocklist to feed

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I speak plainly about bigotry and hate because it is not healthy for us to censure ourselves to appease a culture that even hates itself.

I often dismiss bigots asking me about what can be done to resist hate because it is not on us to regurgitate information that has, quite literally, been explained a billion times but they are too lazy to do any work on their own.

Displacing anxiety onto us to fix racism we are not responsible for is a function of white supremacy.

That is not our burden.

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There's like 5 people on Mastodon who don't code and none of us know how we got here

uspol, Floyd MPD, fund links 

@jude_ Beep! Just replying with links in general since that could help:
bail out protesters:
george floyd (zt”l) memorial fund:
street medic fund:
Stay strong!

hey if you donate to either the bail fund, the street medic fund, or the family fund, dm me a proof of donation screenshot and ill make you a patch.

i cant draw well but im decent at copying cool fonts and simpler designs, plus i have glitter if you want a patch with glitter on it :boost_ok:

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