Here's a thread of polls on abortion; everyone of any gender should be able to participate.

Boosts are encouraged and appreciated, to get the polls out and circulating outside of our usual nonbinary bubble.

If you identify as more than one, e.g. nonbinary man, genderfluid cis man/trans woman, vote in as many polls as you feel apply.

The Women's Health Protection Act would enshrine the right to abortion in Federal law. It passed the House and failed in the Senate 46-48.

Ask your congress folk to bring it back, and pass it.

US Inevitable SCOTUS News 

@ciaracat 1) find out what laws you have in your state and work to strengthen them, 2) support non profits with money or volunteer time, 3) make sure the communities you are part of in support abortion rights actively, 4) get out in the street and make some fucking noise. At least, that's my plan.

May we all soon go about as our real selves and take joy in it, saying, yes, yes, to whatever we are.' — Carol Emshwiller

Honestly I think everyone should stop and think about gender and what makes them their gender, not cause they think they're trans or should be, but because it's good to dismantle this stuff and figure out what it means for you vs what society tells you it is

Viv and I finished together. My Plants That Cannot Die collection grows. Figuratively.

I just picked up the new Macro Micro Crime City game! Hopefully it is as good as the last one. It's a hidden figures murder mystery co-op game. The new expansion is stand-alone, and adds the big thing the first game was missing: labeling which puzzles are age-appropriate. Can't wait to play.

everyone stop and look at this incredibly good turtle I met in the woods today

I'm seeing a lot of proclamations that there should be no exceptions to describing your images or that there's no reason to interact with any that aren't described.

I know these mean well, but they are themselves ableist.

Disabled people know that access needs can clash. I benefit from described images, but I know some people struggle to write them because of their own disabilities.

And that's okay! The culture of image descriptions is great here but it should never be absolutist.

I have a YA fantasy out under Scholastic Asia.

Cover art by Jessica Liu.

Picture description: A copy of Fire Heart (a girl swinging a longsword, backlit by gorgeous light) on a lacy red background, beside author's own long sword.

I'm glad that I posted my thoughts on yesterday, before I saw episode 5, because that kind of wrecked me. Serious content warnings on this one, folks.

mental illness, spoilers for moon knight (2/2) 

So, just for the record, some facts:

1) Most people will never know when someone with DID switches. We don't have seizures when that happens. It's often invisible.

2) People with DID do not have one incredibly violent and dangerous part that they need to get rid of to get better. Like most mental illness, the most common threats are to the person themselves, either from suicide or from harm done by others.

Happy to answer any questions.

mental illness, spoilers for moon knight 

One of the things that happens whenever you join a new community is the first time that you want to speak about your personal experiences in a way that might make others feel uncomfortable. It's awkward, but here goes:

I'm enjoying , but I am also anxious about its portrayal of DID, a condition which I also have. DID is not portrayed well in most media. And every time it is, I have to worry about what the personal backlash will be... (1/2)

More about me! I used to be more active on social media, but that was in the days of . I'll try to get back into the habit of posting regularly, as opposed to just lurking :)

My latest obsession is Hadean Lands is a game that you can play on the iPad, among other places. You are the lone crew of an alchemical starship, trying to learn enough alchemy to figure out what happened to everyone else. Highly recommended!

Wandering Shop

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.