New account of @dwsage
Hi there! I'm #nonbinary (pronouns: they,them,their) and an expat in #sweden where I'll be studying #UX & #UI. Previously I was a graphic designer working for evil ad agencies. Then one day I said screw it all and took off in a van and my partner. I'm pretty much in to #solarpunk and all things sustainable. We lived #offgrid until our savings ran out and had to relocate for my partner's job.
I like to call myself a contemporary artist, but I might be the only one who does 😜 At the moments I'm more into video making.
I mostly boost, cause I'm still socially awkward online as well. I'm pretty sure I'm #neurodivergent even thought I haven't been diagnosed. I just don't have the energy right now to pursue one.
I'm migrating from a different instance, so I might boost some of my own old rare toots though.
I'm originally from a southern european country, but I honestly don't identify with it at all. I feel as much as an expat there as anywhere else I've lived.
Am I the only one who thinks is absolutely absurd that we're living in a world where we go to the streets protesting every single Friday, but instead of listening to what the people demand and act accordingly, we just try to accommodate to the inconvenience it comes with.
Schools are handing out insurance waivers to parents, businesses are releasing workers to go protest, events are rescheduled to different weekdays.
How inconvenient do we have to become before politicians start listening?
"The factors a scientist would remove from a rat’s life to make it depressed — predictability and control — are the exact things that have been removed from workers’ lives in the name of corporate flexibility and increased productivity. There’s little more relief for many low-wage workers than for those lab rats desperately trying to keep their heads above water."
The Color of Surveillance: Monitoring of Poor and Working People
Women's writing began much earlier than supposed, finds academic
The first female English authors were thought to have begun writing in the later middle ages, but a new book claims the tradition dates back to the eighth century
Mechanical carbon capture is less effective in every measure (carbon captured by space used, and also obviously by cost, energy, materials, and labor) than alternatives like reforestation and algae or @moss farms, but you can't patent and profit off of those so guess what we're gonna use
"Dad," she called, "can you read a bedtime story?"
"Not tonight, sorry," he called back.
She waited a while, then whispered "I'm sorry."
"Not your fault," the monsters under the bed growled. They sounded sad.
"I... I can make a story up for you?"
"You would give us that?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
The fallacy of techno-solutionism
This presentation was fantastic. It's great to hear someone talking about the things I've complained about until I'm blue in the face...and no one seems to care about.
This is the talk I live-tooted about two weeks ago, it's finally online as of a few days ago.
Nanjala Nyabola - Where Do Broken Rights Go?
Tech is creating human rights challenges, and making it more expensive to be poor. Fight back, damn it!
In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.
Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.
This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.
from 2017: 'Why an indigenous fancy dress gaffe by Norway’s finance minister was no laughing matter'