Here's Raffle#2 in Operation Seth.
Seth Wood, is a full time #blacksmith in NSW who recently lost his home and his forge to the bushfires. As a means of helping him get back on his feet, QMAC are running a few raffles with amazing donated prizes.
This raffle is knife heavy, so if you're in to beautiful knives, grab yourself some tickets!
Boost far and wide, for Seth is a great guy really in need.
Probably most relevant to the Australians out there, since I don't know how raffles work overseas.
Anyway, fellow #blacksmith Seth Wood, recently lost his house, and forge and thus his livelihood to the fires in Central NSW.
The local Queensland Metal Artisans Collective, is running a raffle as a fundraiser, with some awesome donated prizes.
If you have a few spare dollars and would like to help out or are just interested in the prizes, click the above link.
in which I complain and also talk about climate change, CW
Re: last toot--I feel the need to clarify it's not *physically* that cold, from a Grew Up In The US Midwest perspective (it's been ~ 25 - 27 F at night/early am). But:
- it's very cold for mid-November, which I blame on climate fluctuations
- in the US, I would have almost certainly not have been walking outside to the extent I do
- it's damp cold, even though it's clear skies, and there's thick frost that's slippery everywhere and UGH
DWP bullshit, crying, asking for help
I really hate doing this, but we really need the help. Please share. https://www.paypal.me/caelyne
northern ireland, marriage equality, wedding photography giveaway, please boost ++
hey folks, my wife Mairéad is from Derry and is also a wedding photographer, and to celebrate this week's developments, she's offering a full day of coverage free of charge to an LGBTQ+ wedding in NI in 2020
please share with anyone you know who might want to put their hand up for this
instagram post with info and link:
My weekly reminder that I'm still broke and living in a women's shelter with my kiddo and three cats. If you would like to help me pay for cat food/litter, gas and insurance for my van, and cell-phone service you can join my Patreon starting at just $1 month.
Or, if you don't like getting serial fiction in your email from a stabby feminist author, but you still want to help out: PayPal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter
Here are some cat pics to help persuade you. 😉
trans/queer stuff, - ish
So a very old friend (cis woman) emailed me to 'ask my advice'. She's got a friend who's just come out as nonbinary and is being very political re their identity, including regarding parenting kids.
And my friend who is very keen on parenting is like CANNOT COPE, I AM BEING TOLD I'M WRONG ABOUT MY KIDS, THIS IS OVERWHELMING, REASSURE ME.
I've known her since we were small, and I know why she's being like this, and I do need to go back to her.
but ugh emotional labour
I'll just say this: nonbinary folks are not your thought experiment.
Hi yes, we exist, we're right here. If you're not nonbinary we don't need you ruminating on how our identities could possibly work and implying that they don't.
I don't give a fuck if you can't understand things about how our nonbinary genders or lack thereof work, keep it to yourself
UK Politics / ID checks at polling stations
It's appalling that photo ID as a requirement to cast a vote is even being considered, it's so utterly transparent why they're doing this and it's frankly disgusting.
There's a petition against it here, for what it's worth:
Paige. US Midwesterner in Scotland; geek into social justice. (As ever, I'm that @rhiannonrevolts from stuff.)
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