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Hello, & thank you so much to everyone who's decided to watch my posts, new friends & long-standing companions–especially since I've moved across the fediverse! I'm grateful for the time & space you've given me in your social media ecosystem. I hope to bring good & valuable things to your timeline.

If you see me post about anything you'd prefer to be given a content note, or if there's anything I'm doing you'd like me to do less or more of, please let me know & I'll do my best to improve!

Good afternoon friends! White flat mist of clouds slowly gathering again but for now light is still clear–crisp & golden. Enough fair warm days that there's been a lush resurgence of undergrowth, a new explosion of dock leaves & bramble.

Another unexpectedy rough morning–sore & worn out w/aching joints. I think I should be being a bit more careful, but hard to take an 'unscheduled' rest day when I finally have enough energy to draw.

May we find a sense of patience & balance in our lives today!

Hey all - Someone I know at UCSF is doing a study and they need participants who are 21+, AFAB, LGBT, and live in the SF Bay Area. It's an interview by phone or Zoom and you get a $35 gift card for your time.

Visit for the screener questionnaire

RTs appreciated! ✨ 🏳️‍🌈

"charismatic faux-leftist bigot" sure is a whole ass category of people

moderators, admins, what resources would you recommend to learn about community/online moderation (how to do it, basic stuff to know, which tools to use, etc) ?

Btw, my friends and I have been doing a 6-part podcast series for anyone who might want to get a job in tech support

Listen! Share!

"My 3 Favorite Tools (Right Now) for Working With My Geographically-Distributed Team

I recently started a new job where I am working from home with a team spread across Europe and the US. Some of the team is working from home because they always do, others are working from home due to the pandemic, while many are coming in mask-free to the HQ office..."

Also, if you are even a bit interested in devops or security, I am hiring support engineers again and also looking for a kickass technical writer to overhaul our troubled docs (job listing for that one will go up next week) - #techjobs #hiring #devops #infosec

Good afternoon friends! Another in this strange, welcome succession of gorgeous early autumn days. Wind bringing hints of cold & steely hardness to the air, as well as driving pale sheets of dry dust aloft. Trees whisper & rattle & flash rainbows against vastly empty, pale blue sky.

Felt weak & more distractable again yesterday & this morning, maybe a tiny bit of overwork.

May we bring our investment away from structures that exclude us today & toward the power we can build in our communities!

Blackness isn't baby hairs and big lips. Blackness isn't victimization.

SOOOOO when we have race fakers who appear and talk about their "black asses" and their "afro puffs" (that aren't afro) and the woe is me of oppression louder than everybody else.

Yall raise red flags. Because you're enacting a caricature of what you understand to be blackness as someone who is very much on the outside.

We need your calls today in support of our comrades at the Attica Correctional Facility. Email us a reportback

you don't have to "be better" to us in a way that implies fictive kinship that for me personally is non-existent

you need to divest from white supremacy as an ideology that simultaneously harms you at the same time it perpetually harms qtpoc folks

it reeks too heavily of the kitchen table analogy that's foundational in black feminism:

namely, the assumption that white feminists are inviting feminists of color to the table and thereby control the means of hospitality. and this invitation is the reason for being anti-racist

as opposed to divesting in an ideology that is constitutive of patriarchy, which in turns requires building power horizontally as opposed to top-down

more to the point, folks really need to shift their ideological frame for power in even saying "white queers, we have to do better when it comes to qtpoc"

the long and the short of it

is we can't have conversations about "mending fences" between white queers and QTPOC that start out on intellectually dishonest footing EACH AND EVERY TIME

you may have come to social media as a means of deconstructing your own investment in white supremacy

but collective investment in white supremacy was fomented long before someone decided a toot was distinguishable from a tweet

I just want white people on social media to be honest about the fact that ideological investment in white supremacy (passive, active, or otherwise) PREDATES your individual social media usage, let alone social media itself

will it really take the end of western modernity for y'all to understand that you're not the center of the universe?

God, i hope not

but i surely ain't holding my breath either

I've head "white queers, we need to do better" in reference to engaging qtpoc folks for literally ten years at this point

contrary to what Dan Savage used to claim, it has not, in fact, gotten better.

it's gotten worse

and really, it speaks to how white people weaponize erasure as opposed to actually constructing a formidable, good faith conversation, let alone critique

your philosophical ancestors are rolling in their graves

but go awf with the racist assumptions.......

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