There's not a single worthwhile thing transphobes and homophobes can do, that queer people can't do better.
We can write better stories.
We can lead with more heart.
We can understand other groups and nations with more compassion.
We can build more ethical businesses.
We don't need them. And we're not second-best.
Trans resources in the southern US
bragging, Masto meetup
@twistylittlepassages Thank you for saying that (and for the awesome time)!
I got to hang out with Amazey today, and it turns out she's even more amazing in person! Warm, intelligent, an awesome conversationalist, and full of heart. Great taste in tarot decks too! 🌻💛
Looking forward to hanging out again pal!
and yeah, since @technomancy mentioned it, part of this unease of mine w.r.t. programming language library code distribution comes from me coming from a placetime where we were offline more than online and code was added to projects as files, manually from local sources.
pls stop with general purpose programming languages with tooling that requires network connectivity to do basic programming tasks. it is literally the worst.
marxist-adjacent analysis of "web 2.0" aka the birth of social media... from 2006 http://www.roughtype.com/?p=634
this blows my mind it's so prescient
When a lot of queer and trans people shifted here back in August 2018 from Twitter, i commented that this was probably the first public social network that had this amount of trans people discussing things openly and safely alongside cis people and how groundbreaking that was in terms of normalising our experiences for all involved.
I still think this is the case today, which is why i feel its important we need to all collectively try our best to steer things here towards the positive.
At some point we have to try and take our foot off the peddle of continually attacking and eviscerating everything that upsets us. We have to take stock of the fact that 1. We are traumatised. 2. There will always be thousands of newly out people joining the fray seeing enemies all around them for the first time ever looking for anything that will momentarily pull them out of experiencing this acute pain they've pushed down all their lives.
The Zora Canon, a list of the 100 greatest books ever written by African American women, selected by African American women: https://zora.medium.com/100-best-books-by-black-women-authors-zora-canon-46b3492bdded
(I have not read nearly enough of these.)
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