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Hi there! I'm (pronouns: they,them,their) and an expat in where I'll be studying & . 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 and all things sustainable. We lived 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 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.

That's it!

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"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human being"

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Blind people not only exist but deserve the chance to laugh at memes

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critics of socialism fear some people might try to take more than their fair share while not contributing a justifiable amount to society SO INSTEAD we have billionaires

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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?

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I was taught - 'United we stand, divide we fall' -- Does anyone remember that shit anymore?

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"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."

vox.com/the-highlight/2019/7/6

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Poverty distorts your brain into thinking you’re worth nothing and any good you may indulge in could plummet you into homelessness by your own hand.

Wealth distorts your brain into thinking you can’t live with *only* 5 billion dollars.

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"Privacy isn't about hiding bad things, but about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are. Our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities."

-- The Tor Project

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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
theguardian.com/books/2019/nov

#WomensHistory #History #EarlyMedieval #Writing

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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

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"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?"
"Sure!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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it turns out the real "stranger things" is how our media keeps recycling stories from the past because our culture cant conceive of a better future

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The fallacy of techno-solutionism 

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any other tech service: the service is undergoing "temporary maintenance," and will be closed for mysterious reasons

mastodon: sorry guys i need to change which outlet the laptop that runs this instance is plugged into, we'll be back in a bit

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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.

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