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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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You don't have to correct people every time they are cissexist.

You, a nonbinary person, are not responsible for the ignorance, carelessness, and malice of cis people.

You can put your own comfort and safety above the possibility of educating your oppressors.

#nonbinary #lgbtq #cissexism

Had we not been this lucky, to find someone who could commit to look after her, the only option would be an elderly center. Again, we're lucky we could probably afford it, if a spot was available.

She would probably just fade away there though, away from her garden.

The system treats the elderly as disposable inconveniences, as an after thought.

We're lucky, but what about those who aren't as lucky? How much pain are they put through?

The system doesn't work. Break it down! (3/3)

Now it's just her and my mom, as I live abroad. But my mom works, she's out of the house for 12hours cause of work and commute.

She has a garden that she tends to, it keeps her going. But she can't be alone all day.

Thankfully a neighbor is available to look after her. We're lucky. But the system is broken. (2/n)

My 92 year old grandma lost one of her daughter today. They lived together many years, helping each other out through old age and my aunt's cancer. I keep checking if she's still breathing when she's napping cause I'm scared she'll just follow suit. (1/n)

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The smell of plants apparently reduces stress, just another reason to plant more flowers and food plants in the city :)

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Corporations in Pride 

Dear NO! Just NO!

A loved one just passed away, they had a fb account, so I looked up what to do with... they want legal obituary documents plus some other crap. I'm disgusted.

Ps. Hadn't logged in sine I closed my account 3 or 4 years ago, wow does that interface suck ass!

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Brilliant!

Hong Kong protestors are posting in phonetic Cantonese to stop machines and trolls from the mainland understanding and derailing the conversation, etc.

news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component

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So lets get started with the most basic question: What the hell did the Mexica eat? Great question.

By and large, the Mexica were a vegetarian society. That's not to say they did not eat meat, but rather that meat was reserved for festive occasions for most of the population. The higher castes that could afford it, certainly ate it more often, but that was generally not the thing. As we talked about earlier, this was a society focused on being humble and not wasteful.

So what did they eat?

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Rape, slavery, pirates, Confederacy 

Sometimes life throws lemons at you and it hits you in the face. You take a while to recover from the shock but you get on with the lemonade. Sometimes you get a squirt of lemon juice in your eye, it huts like hell and you take a while to recover before you finish that juice. And that's okay.

Some people might never finish juicing their lemons. And that's also okay. It's just lemon juice anyway.

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7 tactics of pro-democracy #HongKong protesters

💧 be water

protests swarm to shut down one target after another

🌐 open-source protest

on the spot voting via telegram polls

📱 airdrop

after Telegram DDoS, turn to AirDrop and other P2P tools

✌️ sign language

hand signals and literal signs facilitate supply transfers

😢 🙅 neutralize tear gas

smother canisters w/ traffic cones, wet rags

🚶 avoid stampedes

1-2 1-2 chant to retreat safely

💸 crowdfunding

newstatesman.com/world/2019/08

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Even if I'm not in the streets (I work from home), I fully sympathise with and support the disruptive efforts of these protesters. theguardian.com/environment/20 This is necessary. We need to break the corporate control of our gov'ts and our environment. Our continued existence hangs in the balance.

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extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

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Psychologist Anna Rowley said "the larger the gap between who we think we are and who we feel we should be, the more likely it is we'll feel badly in front of a camera."

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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