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"Access intimacy is something I am coming to understand that I need in my life; something that I cannot (and don’t want to) live without. I need it to literally be my whole self because access is such an intimate part of my life as a queer physically disabled woman of color adoptee. Without it, relationships exist under a glass ceiling or split by thick frosted windows, with huge pieces of myself never being able to be reached. Without it, there is survival, but rarely true, whole connection."

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Hi, I'm Jules :yay:

I'm a 30+ enby trans person living in Germany. I like reading & writing, knitting & spinning yarn, photography (my heart is still with filmphotography). I love plants & caring for them, being out in the woods, cuddling my dog. Sometimes I draw things, but it's complicated. I want to spend more time doing it.
I just like making things.

I am disabled in different ways. You can talk to me in English, German and French. This account is more cozy than @Jules

I need to find a trans community in NW Florida. I feel like I'm slowly falling to pieces, unable to present as male. If you're in the area, especially the Bay County area, can you please get in touch with me?

If you're not, can you please boost this so that area residents can see this?

It should be illegal to own a home you don't live in

I'm listening to the new knitmore girls podcast: they're talking about this year's tour de fleece and about starting training next week, so I was thinking: do we #mastospinners want to do tour de fleece again? I liked it a lot last year, also because of the very nice team

Hey in regards to LB, if you see people on the Shop breaking the spirit but not the letter of the CoC, still report them? Or dm me or something.

one thing that's really resonated with me is this (pretty old) post by @eevee, and especially the part that says

I’ve seen quite a few small communities gradually unravel because the moderators erred on the side of not banning people who were clearly violating the spirit but not the letter of the rules. As jerks gradually leaked in, the people who didn’t want to be around jerks gradually drifted away, and the community was left as nothing more than a sludgy residue.

hi friends, which leftist anti-harassment moderated instance would you recommend to you dear transfem enby friend?
big queer/trans community is definitely a plus!

Playing Earthbound now and I just got attacked by a lamp. Yes I know this game is supposed to be weird. 😅

I turned my old eee PC into a retro gaming machine using and now I can play all the old console games from the 80s and 90s while in bed. I plugged in my big screen and a cheap USB SNES type gamepad and my hands just remember how it works after more than 25 years!

I just rediscovered secret of mana and of course Mario world and star trek games and there is so much more 😅👍

Hey does anybody have/want to be in a #writing #webring with me? I've been reading and I think, I write a lot of creative stuff, let's be in a webring!


ME has taken away:
*my hopes to work in a plant nursery and run gardening workshops
*most of the energy to garden and grow my own food
*being able to see most of my friends
*my ability to financially support myself, and contribute to our joint income
*being able to travel around Europe and see friends in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium
*being an activist on international development and environmental justice issues
*being able to walk in hills and valleys
*my confidence and reliability
*so many dreams
*my sense of self
#MillionsMissing #LivingWithME #MECFS

#MillionsMissing event in Sheffield today, raising awareness of #MECFS. I was heartened to see over 200 people there, plus my MP, who was supporting calls for investment in biomedical research, and an end to damaging interventions such as Graded Exercise Therapy, and trying to take children with ME away from their families and into care.

#accessibility #android
Did you know there's an app to help you check the accessiblity of your Android apps? It's called Accessiblity Scanner and it's quite helpful

"An important step to passing in the world of normals was first to “pass” in one’s own thinking."

and Passing - Blurring the Lines of Identity

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I'd rather things were advertised this way -- "one three-inch step," "narrowest doorway/hallway is X inches," "unlit outside," "mechanical keysafe lock, where numbers are on a dial so you have to actually see them and not guess position from a keypad" -- than be called "accessible" when they aren't.

"Fully accessible" never is, so give us the details.

If you don't know what they are, hire disabled people to tell you. We need the money, and we are highly motivated for these things to be better!

A goal I think aro activism should focus on is building and supporting systems of community care.

I think an important part of aro activism should be creating space for the possibility of never having a romantic partner. But, that means more than just being single, it also means making sure people can survive and thrive while single.

Our amatonormative world expects a lot of the support we need as people to come from our romantic partner. But, if you don’t have one, does that mean you just shouldn’t get the support?


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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.