Polyam relationships legally recognized in Somerville MA: https://somerville.wickedlocal.com/news/20200701/somerville-recognizes-polyamorous-domestic-partnerships
Indian librarian S. R. Ranganathan created the five laws of library science in 1932, which today are considered the foundation of modern librarianship
1 Books are for use.
2 Every reader his or her book.
3 Every book its reader.
4 Save the time of the reader.
5 The library must be a growing organism.
Hey! My girlfriend has been unemployed since like March because of The Virus, so she's taken the time to work on building up her Etsy shop. She just released a bunch of jewelry for Wrath Month and has some older things up as well. It's all handmade and part of the money from her Wrath items will get donated to some local nonprofits in her area.
Support your queer artisans!
So my friend posted this not to long ago but i just noticed this bit that I missed the first time:
"As an added incentive to helping our work, I'm dedicating ALL of my personal profits from the sale of For Hire: Audition (which stars a Black trans woman) to The Okra Project (a collective that provides meals to the Black Trans community)."
I was the one who originally told him about that charity and this feels really awesome to find out.
We're planning to make this something that folks who want to accept money from Stripe/PayPal/Gumroad/Patreon/OpenCollective/Apple In-App Purchases can use with as many "channels" as they feel comfortable with.
This way if say, Patreon starts (cough, continues) shitting the bed when it comes to fees folks can migrate to using Stripe directly on their static websites.
race / compassion fatigue
Normal activism burnout cycles are 12-18 months. White people feeling like it's all too much after 2 weeks aren't feeling burnout, they're feeling compassion fatigue.
The term normally describes how people get emotionally overwhelmed by Save-the-X charity adverts on tellly because they've seen too many pictures of abused donkeys.
These adverts are exhausting because they're a slog through misery and the only remedy suggested is donating.
please only vote if you are a BIPoC and have experienced persistent harassment on the fediverse
imagine your instance had a feature where your mods and mods from other instances could quickly and easily share block/bans across fedi, to more rapidly and thoroughly respond to toxic behavior, and to combat users who ban evade by switching instances
would you feel overall safer on the fediverse? would you want to use fedi more or more often?
everyone please boost 🙏
blm rebellions 2020, seattle, wa, CHAZ
CHAZ has sent out a list of 30 very ambitious demands.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.