invite to Portland tech workers coalition tonight Show more
The Portland Tech Workers Coalition is meeting tonight at Cider Riot at 6. Please feel free to come by if you’re interested in organizing tech labor! We’re working on putting together an email list to let people know more consistently; feel free to reply or DM at me if you want to be included in that when it gets set up.
Reading "Maintaining Disabled Bodies and Identities: Disability as Dirty Work" http://themaintainers.org/blog/2019/6/17/maintaining-disabled-bodies-and-identities-disability-as-dirty-work
"It’s not that disabled people cannot be inspiring or overcomers or warriors. It’s that, often, these are the only things they are allowed to be. It’s that there are aspects of disability/chronic illness that are painful, messy, joyful and normal that are not allowed to be normalized in the set narratives available. There are individuals who are willing (and waiting, and needing) to tell stories about the everyday experience of disability and illness, but who cannot do so effectively because, frankly, people don’t want to hear it.
There are few symbolic spaces in which disabled bodies are allowed to exist, fully and unconditionally—and as a result, few material spaces in which existing as a disabled person does not require choices to be made between maintaining one’s body and maintaining one’s identity."
Now my little Blue Tit story.
The first time I got a bird feeder and hung it in a tree, I watched it like a hawk(!) waiting to see my first birds. When I finally did, I shouted out excitedly to my partner, not thinking before speaking
"hey Kevin, there are Tits on my nuts"! 😂
Here are four pictures of #Dill, as a puppy, trying to figure out how chair do. What chair for. Who chair. Enjoy
gardening Show more
using some charred wood and wood ash in the garden. Eugene's soil is kind of acidic, which is good for certain things, like blueberries, but my other plants will appreciate a more neutral soil pH. Also, charcoal is like a soil prebiotic, providing a home for beneficial microbes that help plant roots take in nutrients, as well as a sponge for water and the nutrients themselves.
nazis, freedom of speech Show more
Nazis are against freedom of speech. If they have the power, they will take it away. Their opinion is not just a different opinion, it's an intolerant and an intolerable opinion.
In fighting against nazis and not giving them space we do more for freedom of speech than all those freeze peach goblins.
Thank you #Tusky!
Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?
Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?
1. Go to their profile page
2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)
3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."
(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)
SBC meta Show more
One of our cooperative members has kindly volunteered to take over, I will post more details tomorrow.
the #apples have been socked. I'll go back and look again tomorrow, as I usually miss a couple apples during the first pass.
Sunbeam Meta // Why I left the coop // Anarchism On Paper Vs Anarchists in Practice Show more
So Ive put this off long enough
I'm going to write about why I left sunbeam and the very serious, frankly very liberal minded set up of the entire coop, the lack of accessibility, the whiteness, and the obscene amount of emotional labour done to just, participate, as a disabled, black, autistic queer person in this space.
Labour which was then responded to with over white supremacy and racism from another coop member and the head of the extinction rebellion account at the time.
Really gross stuff, not leftist. Not progressive.
Just Lib. All the way down. I'm going to talk about it, and its not going to be pretty.
This isn't fun for me or enjoyable because ive already thought this through. This is a labour of love to any marginalized POC tempted to waste time on liberal minded people with socialist identities. An unpaid labour that i must intoxicate myself to get through. Viola
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.