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
like, i'm happy that a resource i need might also be convenient for someone who's not disabled! that's amazing! but i don't think enough value is put on disabled communities and their needs, and saying "everyone can use accessibililty" can feed into it. disabled people, on their own, are important enough that accessibility is necessary. the fact that it's beneficial for everyone is just an added bonus.
disability; bike lights; PSA Show more
Friends and fellow cyclists.
Consider using just steady lights instead of blinking ones. I am epileptic and have to bike everywhere to get around. Blinking lights, at best, give me a searing headache, and at worst a seizure.
Yes, it may take more battery or more charge power, but you are Still visible and not hurting people's heads and putting them at risk.
Here are my yarns for the Oracle shawl #bigRoundThingKAL19
I finally decided to knit the Oracle shawl: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oracle-3
I'm still looking forward to the Knitter's Almanac and maybe there will be a classic Pi shawl some day, but I'm not feeling so much "classic lace" right now. I really want to make a thing I'm actually going to wear.
And I'm going for a combination of #handspun yarns :) I need to find the right needles so I get a loose enough gauge so that the shawl won't end up too small though!
hello fediverse, I am flausi, a #nonbinary #trans cyborg punk squirrel. I work as an accountant and #amwriting #sciencefiction. I live in berlin, germany and #amreading a lot, at the moment donna #haraway's "staying with the trouble". and I think a lot about living with #trauma, good surviving in capitalism, loving, sex, getting older, #aikido, #queerfashion, networks of solidarity, ecology, #queer #feminism, pictures, everyday magic
These are so great!
Designer Mahmoud Tammam posed a creative challenge to himself: an experimental typographic series of Arabic illustrated words.
Definitely one of the best things that has happened to me this week was I got to see a native German speaker learn that "give up the ghost" is a phrase English speakers say too.
He'd just heard it and thought it was one weird person translating a German idiom literally.
He kept saying "but it sounds really weird in English!"
Made me smile. I had no idea it was used in German too, so we all learned something.
The year is 2025. Mastodon has 3 separate federations: "The Core Instances", "The Badlands" and "The Outer Rim Worlds". The Outer Rim Worlds, long since cut off from the Mastodon Core, have developed their own set of rules. Some say, they are even working on their own Mastodon code base, but no one knows for sure anymore, as most are too afraid to venture past...The Badlands.
ableism and queer spaces Show more
The amount of ableism and the lack of action to do something about it, is THE thing that keeps me out of most queer spaces on- and offline.
I am as queer as any of you. I'm still not able to attend events, groups or even be part of most online communities.
I wrote a thesis with a friend about the intersection of disability and queerness 15 years ago and there really has not been a lot of change in attitudes & accessibility. Close to none in most offline spaces.
ableist language all over the fediverse Show more
There is more ableist language, ableist communication styles, ableist assumptions and interactions. Just because I'm not talking about it every single day, doesn't mean I don't feel it every single day and get hurt by it.
Yes, it hurts. Every ableist slur you use for whatever person you are talking about... it hurts me and many other people.
The worst part is, that even talking about it CONSTANTLY doesn't help. Because most people just don't care enough.
ableist language all over the fediverse Show more
There is this overwhelming presence of terms like "homophobia".
We had discussions about how prejudice and hate have nothing to do with actual phobias and many people who deal with real phobias don't want their fears and mental health stuff associated with being just hateful assholes.
But nobody cares and the few people trying to talk about it on here just gave up. Because it's exhausting.
But -phobia is still in all the queer spaces and it really sucks.
queer nb trans writer, handspinner, knitter & photographer / totally not neurotypical / disabled / (former) computer scientist
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