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
When I was in my 20s and got into general lefty activism, I kept being told by older people that I'd change my mind when I got older and I'd become more conservative.
I've only just realised, this was all about them and nothing about me. They gave in, they stopped fighting, and they became more conservative, because it was easier. They were bought-off by capitalism. They were talking about themselves.
Anyway, now I'm 52, and I'm an #anarchist.
Today is #InternationalDayofDisabilities and I'd like to show off my hearing aids once again.
Without them I'm a poorly concentrated, tired and grumpy person. With them I can talk and work for hours, I can listen and be in noisy environments without getting exhausted.
Hearing loss is an invisible disability. You can't tell that I'm hearing impaired from looking at me, because my hearing aids are often hidden by my hair or simply hard to spot behind my ears. That also makes it harder to have my needs met. Even with hearing aids I need that people look at me and speak clearly when they're talking to me.
I often feel like I'm an imposter when I call myself disabled, but the alternative is to pretend I have a normal hearing and stop functioning in everyday life. I'm beyond happy and grateful that I live in a country where I get hearing aids for free and where I have rights both as a disabled student and in the workplace.
And here are my tiny, wonderful hearing aids 💞
@jules here's my unfinished projects: black sweater needs bit of sleeve and longer body, colourful short rows sweater is maybe half done
I've decided to offer myself up as a voice coach for trans people who need it free/cheap.
No matter what you desire to work towards, you come to me as a friend I would like to help be comfy. Whether that be feminising, masculinising, or a voice made of various different elements :)
We will do exercises, talk about posture, be hydrated, apply it to real life, and I promise to tailor things to meet your needs.
I will do this over discord. DM me if you fancy this.
Knitting, finishing all the things
Hi fibre friends!
I have so many WIPs and UFOs and I think it's time to finish a few things. So I'm going to do it and not start any new projects until I finished at least 3 projects.
Do you want to join me? Maybe share progress photos or reports here?
Not much knitting content in my TL lately. Let's change that? Please? 🧶😊
Less waste Frage
@distel was verwendest du eigentlich zum Geschirrspülen, also als Schwamm oder Lappen? Mein letzter Plastikschwamm blickt seinem Ende entgegen und ich frag mich, wie ich das am besten mache jetzt
If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.
Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.
Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.
A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.
Author of 'The Wild Heart of India: Nature and Conservation in the City, the Country, and the Wild.' Co-author with Divya Mudappa of 'Pillars of Life: Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats.' Blogging at View from Elephant Hills.
Wandering, #writing, wondering, #reading, wildlife, #nature, #books.
this feeling of voluntarily exposing my inner thoughts, subjecting them to The Numbers, shouting to the void in hopes that some human connection will be born out of it, the mindless boosting of others' thoughts when they resonate instead of stretching my hand accross to provide that same connection, the loneliness that comes from it all
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.