Hey everyone I’m Satsuma, you can call me Satsu if you’d like
I’ve never done an introductions post bc I am fundamentally unsure whether I actually exist but in theory at least I’m a #queer ace butch (they/them please) who likes learning about cool stuff and trying to make the world be a better place
I’ve been around on mastodon for a while so if you’ve got questions or need help feel free to ask! Or also if you just want to say hello 💛🧡❤️
4 hours left to buy my books +30%-50% more expensively than usual!
Those are the kind of non-deals you can definitely afford to miss but I hope you seize anyway!
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Good news re GET for MECFS in UK
Some really good news today for people with #MECFS. FINALLY, the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have announced that they no longer recommend GET (Graded Exercise Therapy) for people with MECFS in the NHS guidelines.
We have been fighting for years to get this dangerous recommendation removed, so though very long it coming, it's a big win.
GET has damaged untold numbers of people with ME, making their symptoms worse, often leading patients to be housebound or bedbound. Exercise is literally the worst thing you can encourage people with ME, to do. Removing this from NHS treatment guidelines will mean this is no longer considered an acceptable treatment. Massive relief (and about fricken time)
Anyway, you can read more about the NICE changes here https://meassociation.org.uk/2020/11/nice-press-statement-media-coverage-of-new-clinical-guideline-on-me-cfs/
Submissions to The Snake Post Office Post Volume 2 are open.
We're accepting art of all sorts - drawings, sketches, paintings, pictures, poems, short-fiction, stories, jokes - seriously, pretty much anything that can go into a zine. If you have questions, just ask.
Submissions can be sent to Quixote171 (at) gmail. Please use the Subject line "TSPOP VOL2" so I don't lose it.
No hard deadline at the moment. A lot of people missed the first one, so I'm going to leave this one open for longer.
ableism, Biden, pers
I am 29. I have aphasia. I have had aphasia for maybe 4 or 5 years now.
The way people talk about Biden's stutter coping strats - which often rely on switching words for others that way not fit too good but are fine - makes me deeply uncomfortable and concerned.
I often can't remember words. I will remember the Feeling of a word I want, but that word is gone. I have to struggle to find a word. If I'm teaching sometimes students help me.
It makes me sad to know that if I was 1
Also, if you know anyone who lives in Georgia and is or will turn 18 by Jan 5th, please make sure they are registered to vote!
The New Georgia Project has done a lot of work to ensure that registering to vote is as easy as possible, so all you have to do to register is fill out this form here: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/register/
Additional note re: the Georgia senate race
If you don't have a ton of cash but you do have some time, you can write postcards to voters reminding them of how to vote and what the relevant dates are at https://www.gapostcard.org
Because the runoff election off-cycle from the usual election (Election is Jan 5th, in person early voting starts Dec 14th) its projected to have a much lower turnout than the presidential election. And low turnouts almost always favor republicans
The loaffe is served
uspol gapol senate runoff voter registration
If you know any GA residents who are US citizens and who will turn 18 before the Jan 5 runoff for GA's US Senate seats, they have the right to vote in that runoff. Still trying to confirm the registration deadline, but at least one source is claiming it's Dec 7.
Books, #queer theory, and anything else that catches my eye
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