An overview of the first six months of my new back garden.
People with disabilities/chronic illness, are frequently questioned about their use of mobility aids. So I've written a short blogpost that explains that cars are mobility aids too
Teachers Strike in Denver, Asking for Aid Show more
Much like in Los Angeles, the teachers in the Denver Public School system are preparing to strike.
If a resolution is not reached tomorrow night, the teachers will go on strike. After 18 months of bad faith negotiating on the part of the school system, I doubt they will reach an equitable agreement for teachers.
If you have the resources to spare, please support the strike fund.
Cookie is getting chubby, so she's on a diet. I have to look into these eyes and tell her no, you can't have any more chunks in jelly. #TheStruggleIsReal
There's also a whole lot of fiction. Check out people/Magazines like:
New World, Old Ways
Phenderson Djeli Clark
K. Tempest Bradford
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Not all of these are strictly afrofuturist, but many of them are or they build on afrofuturist foundations
Serious recommendation: if you like solarpunk, look into AfroFuturism. It's been around -way- longer, and tbh, solarpunk was probably inspired by it. The aesthetics and ideals often overlap, and there's way more lore and fiction to read! Also, you'll be giving a platform to people that have great ideas and need the attention.
"[T]he call for a #CitizensAssembly cleverly sidesteps any internal movement bickering... It says: we know what the problem is and we want a more legitimate, more democratic way of solving it."
Article: Kick ‘em all out! Citizens’ Assemblies and the next democratic revolution
If you are looking for where to buy #seeds in the UK, I can recommend two places:
https://www.realseeds.co.uk/ a small family business in Wales. Not only do you get a good number of seeds, they also include instructions on how to save your own seed from each type of seed you purchase.
Seed Cooperative https://seedcooperative.org.uk/ which have 100% biodynamic/organic seeds and you get a decent number of seeds per pack. It's a community owned Co-op.
P.S. I don't make anything from this, I just wanted to suggest some non-corporate places to get your seeds :)
Anyone who is a victim of a system of oppression, like racism, is automatically more effected by the climate crisis. For example, over 65% of fossil fuel infrastructure is built in majority black & brown communities. This is not a coincidence....
....corporations take advantage of communities that are marginalized, and the disproportionate amount of fossil fuel infrastructure in #POC communities is poisoning them, and causes high rates of asthma and cancer. Climate Justice IS #BlackLivesMatter
The first few responses to the question 'What would you like to see in our #solarpunk future?' have started to come in. But I know there are lots of you out there with tons of great ideas!
*waits for all the great #SolarpunkFuture ideas to come in...*
Brexit, Medication, Health, Suicide mention Show more
Like many in the UK, I'm worried about the supply chain when it comes to medication and a no-deal Brexit. I've been experimenting with reducing my doses so I can try and stockpile some.
But you know, you are on a particular dose for a reason, and it's not going that well, with increased sleep problems, ME and ulcer pain, and anxiety and depression. So I'm having to go up on most of my meds.
Am managing to eek out a slight reduction with my SSRI antidepressant, and this is the one I'm most worried about. I cannot NOT take this. I've tried twice to get off it and went from normal to seriously suicidal in 5 days. Was told I have to be on the for the rest of my life (coz reasons). But if the govt has it's way, that life might be shortened. Am genuinely scared.
gofundme, police murder, #BlackLivesMatter Show more
if you have funds to give please consider giving to this gofundme for the funeral of Andre C Gladen Sr, a blind man in a mental health crisis who was killed by the Portland Police. He was murdered just down the street from me.
Ugh, the image description for the picture attached above is incorrect. It's meant to be:
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. Lush tropical gardens with futuristic looking buildings and structures
sigh. Maybe I'll be less tired in a #SolarpunkFuture ;)
@UnconventionalEmma Pretty great to see the end of capitalism quietly emerging as a subject of polite conversation.
My #solarpunk also includes space exploration. Think the Belter culture from the Expanse books or the Areophany from the Mars Trilogy.
What might life in Australia look like after capitalism? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/17/socialist-utopia-2050-what-could-life-in-australia-be-like-after-the-failure-of-capitalism
First of this year's batch of kids. Expecting 60+ more in the next few weeks... #MastoGoats
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.