Did you know that folks have been holding down a protest encampment for 140 days in response to the closure of vital health facilities in E. TN? https://twitter.com/Danithepoet/status/1174297622133321728
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I unfortunately don't have transportation to get to a #climatestrike but if you can go, go! If you can't, spread the word!
Fuck a world of forced specialization. You can be a farmer AND a philosopher. You can be a carpenter and a portraitist. You can be a lawyer and an electrician. You can be a mycologist and a flautist, a bookbinder and a skateboarder, a chemist and a stripper, an upholsterer and an Aramaic scholar, a gymnast and a fisherman. You can be so many things, any combination of things that you love or like or are interested in or want to try. Idgaf! If you only want to do one thing? That's fucking awesome and good too!
But I refuse to accept a world where a farmer must be just a farmer, a carpenter just a carpenter. Labors of body, mind, and spirit can all fit together, no matter what capitalism says.
I compiled a google drive of anti-racism/whiteness readings for my writing course students
cause the best way to teach people to read and think critically is to confront their own shit
A lot of it is from the book We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America by PM Press
Brene Brown said that hope is a function of struggle. Those who have gone through more trauma hold onto hope because they know they can get through it. Nayyirah Waheed also wrote, "I don't pay attention to the world ending. For me it has ended many times and began again in the morning." This is a long winded way of me saying everyone dealing with colonial trauma is strong and powerful and is doing 1000000x more than anyone who doesn't have to deal with that pain. Periodt.
discussion of mental illness
There's this article where the Palestinian head of mental health services says PTSD is a Western concept because for Palestinians there is no 'post'. The trauma is ongoing and repetitive and that's the thing about colonial trauma. It exists outside Western definitions because proper treatment would require destruction of the system and a less individualistic approach to treatment.
If you want to seriously change inequality there is a small thing you can do. Support a small southern US black owned coop so they can pasteurize their awesome pecan milk to have a longer shelf life so they can ship it. https://pecanmilk.com/ This coop must survive but they are in a catch-22 where they do not make enough to qualify for a loan. Their product is so good that it will be a sustainable coop venture. Without us they have no real way out. Ideas are welcomed.
@softgirlsmatter turned me on to For the Wild podcast
so now I'm down a rabbit hole of eco-podcasts and stumbled across Daughters of Madre Earth
"Daughters of Madre Earth is a podcast hosted by Chinantec in Diaspora (Stacy) & Jessica Hernandez that focuses on indigenous womxn and queer kinships with Mother Earth."
The fact bigots just can't leave us alone highlights that if we emphasize deplatforming them from our networks and isolate them to communities that don't have access to us, they would just eat each other.
They are just miserable people that want to spread their self loathing to others. That's why they get so upset when we set a hard boundary.
They have no interest in growth and making better spaces.
They're just bad people.
midwife to be. rootworker. fae child.
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