@polymerwitch is my personal single user instance. it's me and you can trust it 💖
📌 #introduction Show more
i'm a nb trans woman from Portland, OR. I like working on projects collectively and I identify as an anarchist, but I'm not super tied to any ideology. Pretty much if you want to come have herbal tea with me and discuss the finer points of such things like:
* black lives matter
* police abolition
* indigenous struggles
* ending capitalism
* neurodiversity and struggles with mental illness
* lots of stuff!
we are gonna get along great
astrology Show more
i've been getting more into astrology lately, and finally figured out my birth chart (it was an adventure because there are no records of when I was born).
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.
I've been goin hard on solarpunk aesthetic and ideals lately. But let's not forget some other punk categories that heavily overlap, and some key features that might attract you:
Hopepunk is an umbrella term in which solarpunk sits. It is defined by the ideal that being hoepful is, at this point in our timeline, incredibly counterculture.
Some things you can do to be a hopepunk:
-sift through all the depressing news articles to find the stuff that talks about life saving inventions or the fact that flowers can hear bees
-love and support your friends, loved ones, and comrades
-make art that inspires others to be happy, mindful, or loving
-fix your shit up because no matter what repair culture is punk as hell
-do things with people that make you feel good about the future.
unity hot take Show more
i tend toward uniting with folks. if you make space for the most marginalized, work on perpetual self critique, and are involved in some sort of direct action (online actions can be direct to, supportive actions are definitely direct) then we get along. Fuck labels.
i really don't like labels like 'tankie', 'individualist', 'primitivist', etc
depending on context i think we need strong leadership from communal federation or we need autonomous self determination in a union of egos. I consider myself anti-civ, but i fucking love lot of aspects of tech and medicine. What even are these labels we throw at each other?
Too often we lose nuance, and we really just need to sit down and realize we are talking past each other. it seems to me we usually all want the same things we are just working on different projects with different needs
whoops this is feelings and also dicourse Show more
@polymerwitch out here, forming anarchist communal care coalitions that prioritize trauma-informed language and self-actualization. Communities that don't devalue 'self' and 'rest' as radical concepts.....
Like, nothing much, just a lifetime of emotional labor that constantly gets devalued in both centrist, fascist, and many leftist circles..........
masto meta / violence / threat / message to fash Show more
To the fascists coming to Mastodon. This is not a safe space. We're here we're queer and we don't call the cops like liberals on Twitter. If you fuck with us you better sleep with one eye open, because you may never open them again.
Some solarpunk (SP) discourse that I saw on tumblr ages ago which inspired my involvement. Show more
SP -must- be accessible. In order for it to truly be hopeful while not being utopic, it must allow for a range of interpretations that look vastly different across a wide geographic area. To enforce uniformity is not solarpunk. Which is why SP isn't just about solar, or even other alternative, energy sources. It's about inspecting the natural systems that are already benefitting the world, and basing our tech, social, and economic systems on that. SP has a huge aesthetic range, too. It can't just be floaty light colored flower dresses. It's worn, patched, thrifted jean overalls and a 10 year old t-shirt you bought from a friend. Solarpunk encourages us to say "yes, and what if we did better than that?" Solarpunk allows us to use what's here to create something better. Not going backward like anprims want, and not dying in a bloody revolution like tankies want. It's about happiness and growth.
Soil, lichen, spores, seeds, and water
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.