long overdue reintroduction:
i’m monique. i’m a brown queer femme designer from the bay area in california (born and raised). i’m prone to changing my career and currently work in tech. got my degree in lit and critical theory. i’m also a gamer, a stoner, a prison abolition activist, 30 going on 31 (4/20 baby), a rape survivor, and not terribly severe dyslexic.
What did you do for your community recently? https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/2726d1f3-b28c-4292-92a3-a3bfbceb6e56
ICE, North Carolina Show more
My home state of NC now has ICE members out and about asking folks in the streets and at their place of work for proof of residence.
Anyone unable to prove it is immediately arrested on the spot, and they admit they will then ask others nearby for *their* papers. This will lead to very visible mass arrests out in daylight in the middle of neighborhoods and places of businesses.
This is fucking appalling. I continue to be ashamed of NC.
#introduction I'm trying out playvicious to see how it fits. My other account is firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm white; #queer and #genderqueer afab; casually jewish and seriously pissed. I live in #Canada.
Pronouns: he, she, and they are all fine. I like variety.
Ro vs. Westworld Show more
I've been watching Westworld again, which I think is very solid show with great writing in spite of it being narrow culturally.
However, it makes me wonder why we never see speculative fiction shows about oppressed people winning.
We have quite a few shows exploring futures where fascists win with even more on the horizon.
When do we get a speculative fiction about Native Americans fending off white people? Or Black folks getting reparations?
It's telling we rarely see this.
Meta, I'm tired and geumpy Show more
"These five people that constantly shitpost are the backbone of mastodon."
This place is full of people that have taken the platform into theirno own hands and are actually building stuff with it. Your favorite shitposters are the celebrities of mastodon, in that they do essentially nothing but entertain you.
Fuck all the way outta here.
Building healthy spaces means recognizing and dealing with behaviors and actions that are counter to said spaces.
Attempting to assuage bigots in the hope they act like decent people eventually doesn't contribute to a healthy environment.
Giving carte blanche deference to every idea one comes across for the sake of 'objectivity' does not contribute to a healthy space.
Everyone has to decide what kind fo community they want to be a part of. Do you really want good spaces or just appear to be?
There is no honor in taking abuse from people that mean you harm.
There is nothing shameful about erring on the side of your self interest if you are unsure about a person's intent when they engage.
People that have genuine good interests and make positive contributions consistently to the community around them will prove that out over time.
As in life, not everybody is here to be your friend.
It's ok to let people prove that they are good people. Good people don't mind doing that.
harassment, abuse, politics Show more
Having been consistently, near daily, targeted by both the "alt-right" and "The Left" (even here on your precious Fediverse by your beloved "left" spaces and leaders) for YEARS. YEARS AND YEARS . It's not horseshoe theory, it's asshole theory. It's pick a team to cheer for or pick an enemy (victim) to attack. Kick the dog because your dad kicked you.
There's no sides except those who go out of their way to hurt people and those who don't.
Your tactics tell on you.
death, gofundme link Show more
a man named Waheed Etimad was killed in a car crash, and had no benefits since he supported himself and his family by driving for uber. here is a gofundme link to raise money for the family he left behind, if you have the means please think about helping them:
White people get to be their characteristics, black people have to be black first. I'm not a programmer I'm a Black programmer I'm not a trans person I'm a Black Trans person. No matter where I go or what I'm doing there is the pressure to be an ambassador or representative for black folk everywhere.
This is part of why black spaces are important. No matter how chill you white folk are I still have to be somewhat 'on' in black spaces I don't have to be the black one.
Your favorite person's favorite person.
Social is the primary social media platform for the forth coming fourth version of Play Vicious, a new initiative built to bring attention to the plethora of creative acts that don't get the shine they deserve.
For more details about the project and how to support, go here.