Wow, I blinked and months passed. Sorry I've been gone for so long!
I'm Yvonne, joined SBC in Dec 2018. Crafty, DIY enthusiast who's Solarpunk at heart. Soft spot for destigmatizing mental health and neurodivergency.
29 y.o., Black (Ghana by way of NY), Bi, (I think), designer/developer, geeky (D&D, anime, what have you), also into music, cooking, animation, film/videography, art for art's sake, and just being chill.
[We, you and I, sit in a dark room with overhead lighting from a single lamp. There is an old oak desk between us. My hands are folded in front of my slightly turned face.]
Me: So... (Reaches into pocket and slides you a $20 over the table) let's become friends and talk about our issues and relentlessly support each other through everything. Or, (reaches into pocket and pulls out a number of queer flag stickers, flipping them between fingers) should I sweeten the deal?
WHERE AM I? WHO ARE YOU? ... OH oh I remember.
I'm still alive! Mostly through the streaming world, but alive nonetheless! Went through a gambit of doctor visits (so fun!); turns out I have ADHD and fibromyalgia (very much fun!). Also, my phone just decided to give me all the notifications I missed from here, so hopefully I'll be on more now.
In celebration of achieving 200 followers on Twitch, I'll be holding a giveaway raffle for a custom flat color chibi during my stream on Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 2020
Everyone in the chat who is an active follower during that stream is eligible to enter (although active subscribers get 2 raffle tickets instead of 1), and entry is free!
go to https://twitch.tv/extinctinks and follow if you're not already so you know when i go live and can enter the raffle!
examples of chibis i've done previously below:
So PV is moving away from Mastodon because it's a flaming pile of horse shit but we're still gonna be around as we continue to push forward with our own community until the new platform gets done.
Social is gonna be up for another few weeks before I take it down and focus on internal projects so if you'd still like to support and stay updated on the latest check out https://www.patreon.com/Are0h
For the good folks that don't like Patreon use https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Are0h or $Are0h at CashApp
cw: racism, police brutality, mh (- w/ some +)
So the #BLM fundraiser I'm doing on the 7th, I've been trying to promote while making memorial social media posts of people who died from police overreach or systemic racism in general. In searching for them I got so unnerved and depressed that I couldn't continue, so then I got a volunteer team to hand it off to but I had to keep writing personal reflection blurbs for them, and that was somehow even worse. All that plus the charity stream (that I'm really worried will fail) and just America currently and general life, I have not been well. No longer crying my eyes out like I was all weekend, and I dumped the blurbs because just... too much, but I'm worried I will still be unable to sleep till sunrise.
upcoming charity stream of mine
Would have just uploaded the poster as a pic so I could add alt text, but for some reason Fedilab won't let me. 😒
upcoming charity stream of mine (cw racism, police brutality, tiredness)
Most of what I've been doing lately has been streaming, and probably since August I really wanted to do a #BLM fundraiser since I actually have a platform now. So the past month or so I've been pouring pretty much everything I am into Nov. 7. I'm having a 12-hour stream called "it's a VIBE (Virtual Initiative for Black Equality)" and everything has been prep for that. Making visual promo materials, social media pages, contacting folks, finding people to guest star in stream (which I still actually need. 🙃). I am so so tired and, tbh, a bit shaken from all the research I've had to do. But I'm really hoping it works out.
Where you can donate (via sunrise movement on twitter):
Breonna's Family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Fight For Breonna:
Louisville Community Bail Fund
Kentucky Black Farmer Fund:
Black Soil Kentucky:
Aflorar Herb Collective:
La Casita Center:
If you're protesting, stay safe 💜
chronic pain, medical annoyances, money, adhd mention
Over this past month I've been trying to chronicle the pain that I feel every day because I keep having these big bad days with weird unexplained happenings and I feel like I keep getting brushed off by doctors. So, started documenting, have been mostly consistent but weekends are hard, and crimidy I'm in pain a lot. Like, more than I realized because my base reaction is to ignore it, or I let it pass and forget it completely (yay ADHD). But it's like I can't deny it now? And seeing how often I have these pains are freaking me out? Especially since I'm poor and I worry Medicaid is gonna lead CPs to dismiss me? 🙃
Money is the fucking worst. 🙃🙃🙃
So it's the anniversary of my shrieking arrival into this hellworld today
I'm not asking for anything, but I know some people like to give on occasions like this and I won't turn down generosity cuz existence is expensive
If you're so inclined:
Soft Black Girl, geeky, crafty, dreams of building a self-sustaining intentional community.
profile pic by Geneva B. (gdbee on Instagram)
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.