@rachel0964 Birmingham, Alabama
The way we usually describe it is "like a thrift store, except we don't charge for the stuff." People bring donations, volunteers sort them, people pick them up. Rent is covered through patreon and venmo donations
There's also a community edible garden being built in the back, plus community events and concerts. It's a really awesome little setup
I wrote about what Death Positivity means to me in light of grief and mourning I’m experiencing right now. http://ruthtillman.com/what-death-positivity-means-to-me/
on "liberal" demands
When a union strikes for shorter hours and higher pay, do you accuse them of being "liberal" and giving up on the goals of voluntary work, an end to wage slavery, and fully democratic workplaces?
Then what do you expect climate movements to demand other than that governments and corporations take action against climate change?
Last week I saw someone recommend rev.com as a way to make money from home by transcribing. Skeptical, I had a look to see if they were legit, and they seemed to be, so I signed up.
There's a small grammar and English quiz, and then a transcription test, to apply. If successful, you can see client transcription jobs and their pay-per-minute, choose whichever jobs you like, work as much/little as you want.
"Stop for just a moment this week to notice the vast forces aligned against pleasure, against ease, against sweetness in your life. Stop for a moment to really notice how much of the world's power is invested in making it nearly impossible to relax, to trust your own free time. You can keep fulfilling your obligations, and doing them well, but do at least one thing for no other reason than it feels good, and that you want to."
Claire Comstock-Gay speaking some intense truth today.
When someone's letting an idea out into the world, maybe not just squash them with "well you have to solve this problem".
Instead, just share your own stream of consciousness, and help spread the general idea, and supply it with your own thoughts and concerns.
Don't push people down, help build each other up. That's the whole point.
A common or garden human.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.