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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

Mit dem Projekt "Tear this down" von der Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD) gemeinsam mit dem peng! Kollektiv wird eine deutschlandweite Karte zu Straßennamen, Denkmälern und anderen Orten mit kolonialem Bezug erstellt.
Helft, die Diskussion um Kolonialrassismus im Stadtraum weiter zu befeuern und tragt Straßen und Denkmäler ein!
Teilt den Link tearthisdown.com auch gerne!

I'm talking about the:

- fake recipes that end with "arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor"

- fake horoscopes that end with "arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor"

- meme images that end with "arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor"

The tragedy that befell her is not a boostable meme. Our genocide is not a boostable meme.

Reminder that Breonna Taylor was a human being whose life has value, who had friends and family, who was loved and her life was brutally taken from her.

Maybe let's not turn that into a meme (which are literally jokes).

these #patches are up in my #etsy store right now (etsy.com/shop/bratwizard) with sliding scale prices, and all the proceeds from them will go directly to helping #unhoused folks in my community with meals, non-food items, and cash handouts. boosts encouraged!

#fundraising #TransArtist #QueerArtist #patches

Hey and people,

just in case you missed the nightmare that is the new and how awful, ableist and irresponsible the ravelry team deals with the disabled and chronically ill community right now: just read this thread ravelry.com/discuss/for-the-lo

⛔ If you are at risk of getting seizures, overloads or migraines please be careful as many are experiencing really bad reactions to the site and there is no warning on there.

Everyone else please read and speak up.

U of M has made available its catalogue of anti-racist books to read online for free through August.

manifold.umn.edu/projects/proj

What also happened: a small group of nazis tried to approach the crowd and film people (imagine feeling this safe! A handful of them approached a crowd of thousands!) But Antifa reaction was strong and fast, chased them away in seconds! The cops then told the nazis not to come back before the antifa folx got serious and that was that...

Important part: Most people didn't even have to notice them and everyone could keep listening to the great speakers and do what we came to do!

This happened in Nuremberg, Germany today. The organizers expected 400, but we were over 5000 people that came together in solidarity with the protesters in the US. But also because of our own racist mess and police violence against Black people here in Europe and Germany in particular.

So many young people came with their friends, but also some older people and families all together with their kids.

dsq-sds.org/article/view/6484/

"The emergence, importance of hashtag
Carrie Elizabeth Mulderink

Abstract

In this essay, I look at (Thompson, 2016) as an activist call to center the messy intersectionality politics in the disability community, specifically in terms of and Whiteness. I center my theoretical commitments within the realm of DisCrit (Disability/Critical Race Theory) to critique the interplay of race (ism) and ability (ableism)."

April covid relief results, thank 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

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_sys

@phildini One of those story games where each person adds one of two sentences. Hashtag it something like

@phildini Maybe an odd suggestion, but some kind of structured activity to give people something fun and distracting?

Thinking along the lines of -- 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.

berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/

Asking people who identify as Latino, Latina, Latine, or Latinx which they prefer to have used by a white person (in the US, if that makes a difference).

Boosts and comments encouraged. Thank you!

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!

gofundme.com/f/3p65eg

Knitting! Finishing all the things, yay 

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