Feeling uncomfortable over spaces that require you to keep your bigotry to yourself?
you hate to see it
Found a cache of papers for about five years ago. Everything from sketches of some characters (I'll see if I scan some in to share later), to hand-written rough drafts of The Polyamorous Home, to journal-like ramblings, to an entire page covered with sketches of eyes (why? I mean seriously? There was a note on the paper 'why am I obsessed with eyes?' so apparently I didn't know then either,) to a letter I wrote to my kids. (No idea if I forgot to mail it or sent a clean copy)
All the feels....
You have two wolves inside of you.
One wolf will devour the sun, and that will be considered a great misfortune. The other wolf shall eat the moon, and this too will do great mischief.
Played on my beautiful new banjo by Ken LeVan
(luna) We just found about this site!
(Astra) We want to talk about this, though.
"This site is called The Aspergian, but we are unilaterally and vehemently opposed to function labels, supremacy, ranking, or any other type of exclusion. This site is for all autistic voices and expression."
"We use the words “Asperger’s” and “aspie” on this site interchangeably with “autism” and “autistic” and refuse to accept ableist distinctions which require people to qualify or quantify ability levels. It is up to our individual writers to choose how they self-identify, and we respect the autonomy of each contributor."
y’all don’t care about victims/survivors if you only care about Perfect Victims :yell:
i’m probably just gonna... boost this daily tbh.
survivors aren’t always going to be kind and considerate or Pure and sweet or even non-toxic.
we pick up bad behaviors in order to survive sometimes.
sometimes we are angry and harsh and overwhelmed.
stop dismissing us just because you don’t like us.
I did some indoor #gardening. anyone in Berlin want to have some green-white striped tradescantias?
you don't need a green thumb.
they survive almost anything. when you forget to water them, they become a bit pale, at most.
I have three pots of them to give away.
in the pic it's the stuff in the big pot on the left. (you can also have plant babies from the other two variants.)
Rough night which is why I'm up so late this morning. (Mostly because I overdid it yesterday. Laundry AND food shopping in the same day is just plain too much.)
Mildly forky having just woken up so definitely need to take it easy today. Maybe see if I can sneak out for a hike at some point...
@poiseunderchaos Don't think I knew about this acount.. Hi!
@jessmahler i 100% agree and this is absolutely something that needs to change. there needs to be room for that nuance. it gets even worse when white people act like we're super-whites. etc.. it's a huge thing that has to be dealt with.
@jessmahler luckily it's less of a philosophical question than ever right now, more and more of a question of "what is our role in this system that is killing us, what do we need to do, and what do we need from others? and what can we do for them to help?" etc..
in which case, is the word all that important? this is something i ask myself.
we're an edge case, sure. a "model minority", definitely. we also have our own unique role in the system.
@jessmahler imo: we occupy a spot in the system that makes it possible for us to oppress others while ultimately being oppressed ourselves
this is true of a lot of racialized groups, e.g., white Muslims and white Latinx people (both racialized in different contexts) can have a similar position and be used to manage the oppression of others in and out of their demographic. but it's also true of white LGBTQ people, women, etc., which complicates this.