Just read the whole thing about access intimacy by Mia 😅
"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."
Hi, I'm Jules
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
April covid relief results, thank you all!!!
I'm completely blown away, thanks to all who donated and boosted I was just now able to redistribute $5,730 to 37 people!!! Thank you so much, and it's my absolute honor to be able to finally give back to the community that's given me so much. Love you all. 💚
For those of you watching Picard, did you know the Octanary Star System is actually possible? The highest recorded multiple star system is a septuple/septenary: One of them is ν Scorpii and the other is AR Cassiopeiae
@phildini Maybe an odd suggestion, but some kind of structured activity to give people something fun and distracting?
Thinking along the lines of #sffbookclub -- something people can join in with they want from at home that isn't too intrusive.
Maybe hashtag'd discussions or games. Or a group project? I'll have a think about something more specific (and suggestions welcome).
I'd appreciate to know: what (virtual) collaboration tools do you use? which chats/video chats can you recommend, also from a privacy perspective?
I'd like to not cancel meetings, but to look for other communication channels, and I'd also like to not cancel bigger events, but look for other forms of participation and didactics.
Many of you already do it but we want to ask and urge everyone on chaos.social and of course on other instances to add a CW (corona or covid19) to *all* toots in a relation with the corona virus pandemic. Additionally adding the #covid19 hashtag is also a good idea to filter the toots.
The topic is important but there are a lot of people that are for example in a risk group and really don't want to hear every bad joke or every new headline. Help them and be a nice citizen of this instance.
Because if the pandemic the Berlin Philharmonic is not going to have an audience tonight, and instead will be streaming online live (for free)! The concert is at 8 pm Berlin time today with two repeat performances tomorrow (8pm) and Saturday (7pm).
8 pm on Berlin is 3 pm in the East Coast US.
We are going to sue the Japanese government to recognize my gender transition and our marriage! Crowdfunding is LIVE! Please donate if you can and share as widely as possible and help both us and the community here! Thank You!
Now's a great time to drop my Patreon where I'm drafting two stories, every Wednesday we have Disaster Ever After, a fluffy supernatural romance, and every Saturday is New Fire, a fantasy story centering the descendants of the Aztecs on a flying city, with queer girls, soft boys, disabled MC rep, magic, and old gods galore. And yes, people get sacrificed in this.
Even if you can't Patron, I appreciate the boosts! Someone that follows you might want these stories! 🌟
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Knitting! Finishing all the things, yay
I did it. My "only work one project at a time" plan is working out! I wanted to finish 2 projects a month and I've done it. I finished a small lace shawl and these gloves in January. I don't like knitting gloves but I like having them. I only finished them because I didn't allow myself to knit on more pleasant projects. Feels great!
Now I get to choose which project is next. I'm excited, it's almost like a new cast-on 🤩
Being responsible for your own trash, less waste
I want to get a #garden and I'm trying to make it happen this year. I have lots of ideas how to use some materials for building things in a garden. I can't build things in my small city flat.
But there are community projects building wit ecobricks allover the world and you can even send your ecobricks to someone who needs them to build stuff! Have to find out if there are people who use them near me.
Being responsible for your own trash, less waste
I'm thinking about how I'm not able to avoid plastic packaging completely and how to deal with trash that's not / hard to recycle.
I learned about #ecobricks, where you put clean plastic packaging in plastic bottles which can then be used to build things. I might try this.
I'm also thinking about how to use many tetrapak cartons. Thinking about maybe making bigger containers for (food) plants.
question: anybody has any recommendation of YA literature / comics with positive models of masculinity?
- male MC that isn't the chosen one, secret prince, divine blood, or otherwise entitled by birth;
- being good ≠ punching bad guys but empathy, community-building etc.;
- female characters aren't props defined in relation to MC or mcguffins to advance his journey
- anything else adjacent to this, I trust your opinions
queer nb trans writer, handspinner, knitter & photographer / totally not neurotypical / disabled / (former) computer scientist / psychology student (OMG)
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.