I've been going to quaker meetings once or twice a month now for almost 6 months. I really like it there. The silence is incredibly calming and helps me quiet my mind. I love that it's an organization that functions mainly off of consensus decision making and still exists for 100s of years. I love that my local group is doing truth and reconciliation work and that they took my suggestion to include pronoun introductions. I've met a few really nice people around my age there. It's also a space where I can talk with older people, in fact it's the only truly intergenerational space I'm in. And that I get to be open about being aroace to people old enough to be my grandparents. They're kinda confused with that and the pronouns, but they do listen and try and I love them for that.
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Power to you. Stripes of Pride updated with bi and aro versions, and a new pan version!
In case anyone was wondering, I'm always happy to answer any and every question about asexuality or aromanticism you might have. If you're asking with the intention of learning and not asking me super personal questions that you demand answers to, every question is a good question!
Also, I just really like answering them so please ask.
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Why are there a complete gardening and DIY industry there?
Like tell me where the monetary profit in managing your own garden is.
Or in building your own shed.
And "you save money" doesn't count, because it is no fucking motivation for worker class people, only for rich assholes.
Like, you have nearly 80% the things humans do to debunk it easily. I don't know what that stupid thing is even a thing.
I aspire to have violas self-seed around my yard, so this is heartening. (in someone else's yard though)
Oops! My bad. This website actually has #WorkerCoop jobs from the US and Canada as well!
The amazing patch by the wonderful @Wewereseeds arrived today!
I love it so so much 💚🖤💚🖤💚
In your activism, do you view houseless people as mouths to feed and bodies to clothe, or as allies in the struggle? Do they have a way of knowing when your events are (maybe through printed schedules at FNB), know they're welcome, and have people to ride with? Can you hold a free skool and share useful skills with them, and learn from them too? Can you offer them fulfilling volunteer work at your infoshop, community garden, etc?
Are you giving them solidarity, or charity?
I love the curbcut effect. (Might have the name wrong). The idea is that when you improve accessibility for one group, it tends to help everyone. So you put those cuts into the curb for wheelchair and it also helps people moving packages with trolleys, and with strollers, etc.
New example I've found. Webcomics that put the script under the comic for people with screenreaders and such. SUDDENLY I CAN ACTUALLY FIND OLD COMICS WITH GOOGLE WHEN I WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE A SPECIFIC JOKE.
Current mood: reading an academic article on asexuality that criticizes the dsm and snapping my fingers like I'm at some poetry slam.
i thought people here might like this lovely video of an old man demonstrating traditional ways of making linen from flax seed
I also hope autism acceptance, coming FROM autistics, will shine a light on how actually varied our skills and experiences are. I hope we can crack open and discard this "hierarchy of function" that is placed on us as if we have innate, static differences that make us inferior or superior to each other.
And I really hope there are more people out there who come to realize they are autistic, too, and that that's okay and there is a community out there they can come home to ♡
Or like this beautiful thing
I have a strong craving to see some floral robot art. I wanna see androids with pretty things.
Something like this lovely piece by http://anushbanush.tumblr.com
Please send anything you can think of my way🌻🌼🌻
She/her, 22, aroace lesbian, white, cis, Canadian leftist, queer feminism, flowers and vintage
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