Hey, I'm Yvonne and I have no idea how anything works here. 😅 Been interested in Mastodon for some time (though the tumblr-pocalypse brought me to this instance) and I really love Solarpunk ideals
28 y.o, Black, bi, designer/developer, also into upcycling, crafting, sewing, DIY, permaculture, anime and animation, tech, music, and more that I can't think of right now.
Instead of spreading propaganda against life saving vaccines and the Autistic community, that money and energy could be going to:
-A new Bill of Disability Rights
-Socialized Home Care Workers
-PTO for courses educating you on your child's needs.
-M4All which includes personal and family therapy.
-Well funded specialized schools.
-Independent living housing and/or job training for when your child is older.
mh, therapist Show more
Also, first appointment with a therapist today. This definitely feels like more of an evaluation on my end, considering I am not often comfortable with people in meatspace that can be seen as authority figures. That, and the "do you have experience dealing with mostly Christian queer black women who may or may not be struggling with all of the implications of that at once" question. <sarcasm> I am so excited and optimistic. </sarcasm>
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Just randomly thought of "Pretender" by the Foo Fighters, but instead, a couple of Sesame Street Muppets in stereotypical punk-rock looks jamming hard on guitars and screaming
"ONE OF THESE THINGS ARE NOT LIKE THE OTHERS
ONE OF THESE THINGS ARE NOT LIKE THE OTHER ONES"
Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:
The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.
Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:
You can find more book-related alternatives here:
(via @yogthos )
Hi friends! I've not been around too much lately, sorry about that - but I wanted to share a twitter thread I wrote about autism that's going a little bit viral. This is all the stuff I wish I had known when I was a kid - learning it saved me, and if it helps any of you I'll be so happy.
Fediverse, hearken unto me. I have a mighty need, and only you can help.
I require articles about things millennials have killed or are killing. As many as you can bring me. Major things or insignificant. Cold takes or hot. Moderately or extremely stupid. Personal or statistical. Everything you've got, as long as you can provide a link to the source.
I wish to admire our handiwork, and the angst it has inspired. I crave this as one lost in the desert craves drink.
SBC meta Show more
If you're new to the co-op, or if you're not part of an action team, or you've been meaning to get into the co-op, Now is the Time.
We are currently working on a project to support afrofuturistic art, and we'll need as many hands as we can get.
Boost so all the sunbeams can see the call!
Here's an explanation of our governance policy:
Here's the steps to take for joining the co-op:
Selfies, ec Show more
Went to my first drag show, so now I'm posting my first selfie[s]! Bad news: I botched my beard while trying to give myself a line up so I had to shave it all off. Good news: I rediscovered my jawline. Kinda forgot about it.
I'm 25, studied mathematics in university and recently escaped my childhood home to a safe place where I've connected with wonderful people and started figuring out how to be a healthy functional person. I find far too many things interesting and there aren't nearly enough hours in the day to pursue them all, but I love getting people talking about things they're excited/knowledgeable about, and I love explaining things/sharing information I've collected.
This instance is what finally motivated me to join Mastadon (as someone who has basically no social media accounts). I heard about solarpunk a few years ago (I think from something @whyvoneenee reblogged) and didn't look much further into it, but recently I tailed @socalledunitedstates here from Tumblr where I'd been reading anarchist blogs and now I'm really excited about so many of the things I see people imagining and learning/teaching together.
I'm excited to get to know more of you and possibly even be helpful!
Some easy-to-care-for plant suggestions for beginners:
• Chlorophytum (spider plant)
• Dracaena (any species)
• Pothos vine (Epipremnum aureum)
• Heartleaf philodendron
• Rubber plant
• Pilea (Chinese money plant)
• Peperomia (any species)
• Bromeliad (most varieties, but Guzmania is probably the easiest)
• Peace lily
• Snake plant
(Made boostable at @Kiki's request! ☀️)
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It's a little frustrating that some people get so concerned about my body hair not being on my being. I actually like my mutton chops and happy trail, but one could say that they've GROWN on me.
But they've also made me realize how uncomfortable a person can get when someone doesn't fit into their idea of a gender. And they've also led me to embrace that gender isn't a binary, and got me to express this in photography, and got me to meet other hairy ladies and enbies who are amazing.
I feel like I shouldn't feel the need to depend on my hair for self expression and connection, but I almost feel like I'll be left like a shorn Sampson without it.
meds, PCOS, health, hirsutism Show more
Finally went to the doctor today. Although my blood work is fine, she believes that I have PCOS because of the body hair that I have copious amounts of. So she prescribed me Yaz that she expects will lower my weight, lift my mood, and eliminate my body hair. I usually hate meds but the weight and mood are out of control so I guess I'll risk the blood clots for 2 weeks at least.
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 Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.