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mental illness, slur reclamation 

It has been genuinely freeing to realize that I actually am kinda crazy and that's okay.

My craziness often helps me be artistically or ethically creative in ways I wouldn't stumble on without it.

When my craziness impairs my quality of life, I at least don't have self-hate for being crazy on top of everything else.

Being okay (not perfectly happy, just okay) with being crazy is itself crazy, and you know what, it's great and I recommend it to everyone.

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If you’ve liked my recent posts on white fragility and have any income, please consider donating to @ArtistMarciaX - my intellectualized articulation of antiblack racism on the fedi is their actual lived experience.

Subscribe to their art here: artistmarciax.com/subscription
Another way to make a monthly contribution: en.liberapay.com/ArtistMarciaX
Make a one time payment here (minimum donation €5): gofundme.com/f/on-the-road-to-

If you’re nonblack and you can’t donate, then you can’t. You don’t have to beat yourself up about it - that doesn’t help you or anyone else. But also don’t attack black people on the fedi for having needs or expressing emotions. Don’t make your limitations black people’s problem.

60 people favorited or boosted my post. If all those people donated €5 to Marcia’s GoFundMe, that would be €300. That would certainly be a start.

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my ethics 

I can't promise that I will never make a mistake.

I also can't promise that I can improve my actions in response to call-ins or call-outs. Some of this is due to mental illness and disability reducing my ability to do *anything*, but whatever my reasons/excuses, that doesn't negate harm I do or make it invalid for people to be angry at or disappointed in me.

I try to look for cues that my input is unneeded/unwanted before I add to it. I can back off if I've been previously aggressive or derailing in a discussion, and I respect people putting up boundaries around interacting with me (whether that be an explicit request to not interact, or a nonverbal but clear signal like being blocked).

Will add more to this thread as needed.

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Does anyone have any advice for running an online group? It's one thing to start one; it's another thing to make it sustainable and as helpful as possible to those who really need it. "Start a Facebook group!" advice overlooks security and logistics issues with the site. A public mutual aid group I joined was quickly overwhelmed by too many posts and was predated upon by a bad actor. Really REALLY want to avoid similar issues if I end up organizing.

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Pitfalls of organizing: perfectionism, sense of urgency, defensiveness, quantity over quality, worship of the written word, paternalism, either/or thinking, power hoarding, fear of open conflict, individualism, progress is bigger/more, objectivity, and right to comfort.

From White Supremacy Culture
From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001.

cwsworkshop.org/PARC_site_B/dr

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cynicism towards people with more power, benefit of the doubt for people with less power

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i think if i don't have any structural power over someone, i'm not going to pressure myself to give them the benefit of the doubt for anything

fundraiser: Afro-Latina mother's college transcript on hold in collections 

"I currently hold a 4.0 G.P.A at Bunker Hill Community College and was pregnant the entire time. I had a baby a month early and drop all of my classes because of the difficult recovery and living as a single mother in a shelter with a newborn and sick toddler.

Without knowing, I didn’t drop a class and it went into collections, my transcript for bunker hill is now on hold for 2k. I’m asking for help with funds for this as well as funds for 3 classes at Deaf INC in Allston... Lastly, funds would also be going to College application fees and scholarships applications fees to Northeastern University, Boston University, Northern Essex Community College, Bristol Community College, Gallaudet University Online, and Framingham State University."

$843 raised of $4,000 goal

gofundme.com/f/transcript-on-h

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looking around for nothing in particular and came across "Will your be my Butch of honor?" bridal party invitations and tbh queer weddings make my heart so happy

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us imperialism history; racism 

but that core tenet of the US myth of the end of WW2 - that the bomb singlehandedly ended the war - is a lie. the Japanese did not surrender solely because of nuclear bombs. they had already suffered attacks that had done more damage than the two atomic bombs did. as much as or more important than the bombs was the invasion of the Soviet Union - see, for instance, https://books.google.com/books?id=iPju1MrqgU4C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

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us imperialism history; racism 

this country and its nuclear program are evil and racist. the same people that oversaw the development of the atomic bomb oversaw the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps. the atomic bomb is a core part of US mythology. white USians teach their kids to worship the bomb. "it ended the war". as if the carnage it produced - even before it was dropped - should be put aside.

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why Brendan Fraser gets me in my feels (mention of sexual assault, fatphobia, and death) 

Brendan Fraser was a popular actor known for being kind and funny and ripped (his naked scene in george in the jungle was iconic tbh)

and he sustained so much trauma to his body he had to get tons of surgeries

then he went through a bad divorce, his mother died, he got ridiculed in the media for gaining weight, AND he was sexually assaulted and speaking up made folks avoid him

and he deserves love.

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A 2nd #Covid19 stimulus package, supported by something like 84% of Americans, is said to be stalled because US Senate leader McConnell is boycotting negotiations. Not surprising, when has he not blocked legislation supporting working people? https://www.newsweek.com/stimulus-package-delay-mitch-mcconnell-talks-1523234

Paypal account added for homeless acquaintance in western MA needs crowdfunding for meds after being hit by a car 

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I've received an email telling me I have the option to opt out of the Google Plus Class Action settlement and instead sue Google. I think I have a new kink

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lewd 

Y'all. Cumming to the Jurassic Park theme song is A) an experience your favorite dinosaur lover had previously never done, and B) an experience like no other

11/10, would recommend

homeless acquaintance in western MA needs crowdfunding for meds after being hit by a car 

A homeless acquaintance in the Springfield, MA area needs at least $100 for meds and food today. They're just recovering from being hit by a car.

Venmo @Tatiana-Toplitz18

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ironic transphobia is still transphobia, except you've decided it's fine

ironic racism is still racism, except you've decided it's fine

etcetera

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Like first of all, stop casually bringing up transmisogynoir violence as if it affects ALL trans women...

And second of all, stop using it as a way to give your message more "gravity." It's not a rhetorical tool, transmisogynoir is a whole ass conversation.

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I woke up and read a couple of tumblr posts that really got me wanting to run my mouth today...

But I think all I'm going to say is that white trans people really need to understand how whiteness hurts them before they speak on "trans issues."

In general, I'm tired of white discourse on gender. I'm tired of settler boxes I keep trying to fit myself into. And I'm tired of white people putting blame on other identities for the ways in which whiteness deprives them of community and connection.

*completely unironically* wake me up, wake me up inside

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Will someone be my book sponsor and buy out all the books on my wordery wishlist?

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04/08/20: Formerly US$10/pr, now US$12/any 2 pr from any listing, free shipping in contiguous USA. Surgical steel earwires, various body metals. All handmade by me. DM for questions / details. Cash.app $tarlimanjoppos or PayPal caynreth@gmail.com

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copy/pasting og post bc it's been a minute and risky can be weird about older posts sometimes:

hey. I'm sorry I know I asked for help before with groceries but my job isn't paying me anymore while I have to be on leave because I'm immunocompromised

they never even told me they would cut me off it's weird and they go about how there's no penalty but they're not doing shit for folks

absolutely no obligation but if y'all can spare anything during this anything helps

venmo: @Chryslin-Robinson
cashapp: $mercurythedragon
paypal: paypal.me/ChryslinRobinson

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Rage.love

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