book rec list:
Trail of Lightning
Walking the Clouds
Every Heart A Doorway
Bloodchild and Other Stories
(will continue to update this - i've discovered it's basically impossible to have a 'currently reading' thing because i tend to read books in one sitting. feel free to ask for trigger warnings or summaries for any of these
hi, patch commissions are open! i can do either hand-drawn fabric paint on black, white, or off-white fabric, or i can do embroidery - either normal embroidery, or cross stitch, on various fabrics or colors of aida fabric.
if you have the extra funds, consider getting a patch for yourself or a friend, or at least give this a boost!
You know, when our instinctual response to people doing harm is that we must lock them up or get rid of them, that's indicative of the carceral society we live in
Prison abolition and police abolition shouldn't just mean getting rid of those specific institutions but working to change our mindset
The idea that certain people are just inherently "bad" and can never change is rooted in ableism, racism, and xenophobia
"The mystifying ideological claim that looting is violent and non-political is one that has been carefully produced by the ruling class because it is precisely the violent maintenance of property which is both the basis and end of their power."
This essay by Vicky Osterweil remains sharp and vital
Did you know the originator of the ancestral 2008 tradition of the gender reveal party regrets her invention after her own child came out to her as gender non-conforming?
legal support for folks in illinois
"The young people facing felony charges are being prosecuted more harshly and swiftly than the murderers of our own Kiwane Carrington, of Breonna Taylor, and so many others. The discrepancy between the speed and might with which they’re being charged versus those who’ve taken Black lives is a devastatingly accurate example of this criminal justice system’s fundamental failures and its deep-seated anti-Blackness."
sometimes there are choices like, some evil guy wants to sell you a potato, but the thing is the evil guy dropkicked 10 puppies to get that potato
now you could start your own potato farm now and have your own animal cruelty free potatoes in a year. but you are starving and need the potato now, so you're forced to accept evil guy's potato in the interest of not dying
it's my personal philosophy that you are not personally responsible or guilty for dropkicking 10 puppies if you do that
if you aren't engaging in self-criticism & self-reflection, even e.g. w/telling jokes, you will reproduce the harmful structures you were trained by. There's no 'pure' core identity that makes our speech or actions good b/c of stated ideological commitments or identities &c.
It feels harder–less fun & whimsical & cool–to have to think deeply on what the consequences of what you say & do might be for people unlike you, obviously, b/c callousness is a privilege you've got used to enjoying.
I've launched the registration form for #TheReadingRoom #TRR
Season one is Black/Indigenous philosophy, especially phenomenology. Materials, private forums & members only access w remote teaching are all a part of the package I'm offering.
It's my very own program! If you want to learn abt Blk/Indig/Latine studies & new ways for dismantling whiteness in philosophy/politics, this might be for you
Fuck cops, but not in the fun way. Bash the fash. Return stolen land. Listen to people who don't look or sound like you. Remember the paradox of tolerance. Check your sources. Unionize your workplace, and strike if the bosses try to stop you. Learn to fix your own things instead of buying replacements.
People only need jobs because survival is a subscription service under capitalism and actually living is downloadable content with microtransactions. Compost the rich.
i'm not saying you excuse our behaviour if we fuck up but i'm saying don't instantly say 'oh this person's a bad person' because they're doing something bad and they don't know it. again if you feel you have no choice sure but the moment someone does something wrong you should pull them aside and be like 'hey, i don't like that you did or said this, please don't' instead of letting ppl make asses of themselves and then saying 'yeah, they're terrible.'
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.