May we all soon go about as our real selves and take joy in it, saying, yes, yes, to whatever we are.' — Carol Emshwiller

" all o’ we have something we wish

we could take a claw out the back pocket for."

I have a poem in the latest issue of @UncannyMagazine, starring my very favourite vessel of rage.

uncannymagazine.com/article/la

I’m thinking of the goodwill nonblack folks are extending to Black creatives and all I can think about is Danez Smith’s ‘Dinosaurs in the Hood’, and I want every nonblack creative industry person with their DMs open to think about this poem: youtu.be/nJwiOTeKDOQ

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@shopbot @phildini Revision! But the story takes place on Mars, so that's something :)

What did the big flower say to the littler flower? Hi, bud!

want to feel old? the Triassic period started closer to the Cambrian than to today

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ~ Anne Lamott

Mauna Kea 

@InvaderXan I have been thinking the same thing. When I was an astro grad student I observed at La Serena and the local folks loved it for how it stimulated the economy. I feel like there are plenty of sites with good seeing which don't interfere with anyone else's beliefs so why push so hard where they aren't welcome??

I'm teaching summer school for high schoolers and their sex ed curriculum is decidedly lacking in queer/gender topics. (as-in, there's none. Nada. Zilch. Zero).

I'm aiming to fix that.

Please help me best teach the babies what we weren't taught by filling out this survey. :)

Please boost!

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

I still need a lot of help to make it to Worldcon 2019 in Dublin! You can help me out a lot by picking up my narrative roleplaying game bundle for $5 or more, or by donating via Ko-Fi! Thank you so much!

itch.io/s/18350/brandons-dubli
ko-fi.com/therisingtithes

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I'm raising money to help pay for gender affirming surgery I just found out will be nearly $5000 after insurance. If you are able please consider donating. Boosts appreciated

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-briar-rose-get-gender-affirming-surgery

@mcmoots Oh this is good to know. Thanks! I gots to go find those nasturtium seeds...

I’m in the Guardian! Much thanks to @paularilindo@instagram.com for allowing me to ramble at length about Caribbean science fiction and fantasy, FIYAH, the World Science Fiction Convention, and my upcoming show !

@Aggy_C All the hugs. And cheering charms. And fortitude potions.

@InvaderXan Oh this was wonderful to see! Made me smile. Thank you!

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert

i'm wanna lift things up i like today

if you are organizing a co-op or a cooperatively managed group you need to know the work of Cooperation Jackson. They are literally leading the way that social transformation and collective action can work together. they literally wrote down everything they are doing, and it's incredibly inspirational:

Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi

https://cooperationjackson.org/blog/2018/2/15/jackson-rising-at-last-a-real-strategic-plan

from birbsite: 

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The @fiyahlitmag@twitter.com Hugo Meetup fund is at arm’s length from $2K! Help the FIYAH team meet each other for the first time & celebrate our Hugo nomination!

Donate here: fiyahlitmag.com/the-hugo-meetu

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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.