I'm into #sewing #quilting #maintenance #repair #repurposing particularly around textiles. I work as a #librarian doing digital/cataloging/tech stuff and am trying to improve #labor conditions. I live in the grief and hope of the #Anthropocene. #NaturalBurial and the #DeathPositive movement are very important to me. I do some #writing, particularly for horror #RPGs.
I'm a Mennonite and at least aspirationally a Christian Anarchist.
As I said in my bio, I find hope in rotting logs, in mushrooms, in ecosystems... I'm also interested in #kudzupunk http://ruthtillman.com/tentative-definition-kudzupunk/
... and y'all have been being so awesome for so long I just had to join up here.
I'm not sure whether this is an auto-ethnography, a choose your own adventure, what exactly... but I wrote a piece called "Repository Ouroboros."
I've let it settle for a month and now am posting it:
A long read about what the US military wants to do to Mariana Islanders and their resistance https://www.thenation.com/article/northern-mariana-islands-military-bases-tinian/
autism, ifl vs. pfl
If someone needs to continually say 'person' first to remind themselves I *am* a person, I would rather they did that than treat me as less than fully human.
My life experience, however, has taught me that those who don't see me as equally human won't start doing so simply because they change their language.
Moreover, at least when it comes to autism and autistic children especially, PFL often dehumanizes the very real person in favor of an imaginary non-autistic version.
Google admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leaked.
Been absolutely refusing to use any of these devices for precisely this reason. Google and Amazon have both been very quiet on how data is kept and access to it. The recent NHS direct news, teaming up with amazon to give medical advice, horrified me for exactly this.
Both companies have had data breaches, they should be allowed nowhere near NHS services
‘White “anarchists” forget that their tradition is, first and foremost, about Westphalianism. Not some universal idea of “state” but a modern, colonial concoction is what their luminaries were writing about—even if they didn’t locate it in its proper historical context.’ A word from @RantzFanon on Twitter.
This is re First Nations and other indigenous or non-white-Western and non-Imperialist people groups.
Threadcovered. Pieces prayers. Builds libraries from pixels. Hopes in rotting logs & knotted vines. Hella left, hella Mennonite. Bury me in a bog. She/her. 🕊
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.