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Seattle Area: COVID-19 Grocery/Supply Mutual Aid! [1/2] 

For those in our Seattle & greater Seattle-adjacent communities who need some extra help weathering this pandemic for any reason, a group currently going by the name of "COVID-19 Mutual Aid" is rapidly forming to help match requests for aid with volunteer efforts.

The following message is copied in full (with some modification) from the "COVID-19 Mutual Aid - Seattle" Facebook group. The original is available here:

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What is 'a lot of work?'" (cw: late state capitalism) [1/4] 

A burned out friend of mine said, after listing a huge list of accomplishments, "I have no concept of what is 'a lot of work'" - so I thought I'd help explain. :blobowo:

"a lot of work" is what happens when you stop and think about the past 3 years of your life and you realize a lot of them are a blur because you spent so much of them furiously working the problems of multiple conflicting deadlines that a lot of it looks the same.

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About ✨Plush✨ City Policies: Instance Suspension 

✨Plush✨ City is a space for soff frens and caring about each other. As mayor, I take no issue with blocking instances whose users are allowed to harass others - especially if they target minorities.

We prioritize keeping our federated timeline clear of harmful rhetoric over keeping perfectly clear and open channels of communication.

If you're looking for an instance which prioritizes free speech over safety, look elsewhere.

Thx. :heart_trans:

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🍎 Jailbreak your iphone and hack the OS

🤖 Root and flash your android phones with custom OSes you can play with

🖥 Flash your computer's bios to show ascii art on POST

🏳️‍🌈 Cover everything you own in stickers and patches

⚧ Hack your endocrine system. Steal genders or cobble your own together with spare parts

Own your stuff inside and out. Customize it to make a statement, reflect your identity, or just because you can. It belongs to you and no one else. Leave your mark on it. ✊

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🎼 Come be the
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side of queer!

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US Politics: Kamala Harris 

Need a succinct explanation of why Kalama Harris makes so many people upset? Here you go! :blobowo:


me: hm lets buy a few of these plushies that are completely the same except for fur colors

plushies: *have small unique differences*

me: :blobcataww:

I was afraid of: public speaking 

After facing the fear: I still get super anxious! (So do most folks!)

When talking to others (and even from stories- did you know that nearly all comedians include "bombing" as a crucial moment of clarity in their careers?), I realized that stage fright is just a fear of rejection, and you can't always control that! I even sometimes make mistakes that haunt me. But even so, I keep doing it. Public speaking taught me to face failure and keep moving.

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@starwall one of the hardest things a person might ever do in their life is confront the reality that their Self-narrative is itself as fraught as any other human story, despite it being the only thing they have to tell themselves internally who they are and Why

I was afraid of: moving across the country on borrowed money (even though I had nowhere else to go) 

After facing the fear: I made it there with cash to spare and found a job within a month that enabled me to get into a house with friends. I was living my best-ever life at the time, inside of 4 months. It was a risk, but when life gives you no other choices, sometimes the best choice is to truly commit to taking that leap of faith and making the best of whatever comes of it.

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I was afraid of: coming out as asexual to my friends and loved ones because I was sure they'd all leave me 

After facing the fear: I learned that my close relationships have only gotten deeper by sharing myself as transparently as possible with those folks- even when I didn't have all the answers. Several online relationships centered entirely around sex were making me miserable, and changing them to friendships enabled me to be happier and healthier in those relationships.

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I was afraid of: attending a protest because I thought I might get hurt or arrested 

After facing the fear: The people at protests tend to be such positive people who look out for each other and care about one another first and foremost. Meeting allies and medics and getting into a couple of organizing groups has helped me feel like I'm making a difference in this hellscape of a world, which gives me far more strength to face each day than I had before I went protesting

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I was afraid of: coming out as trans because I wouldn't be able to find work 

After facing the fear: the jobs working for transphobes where I would be used, abused and made miserable stopped calling back, leaving only more supportive workplaces on the table and as a result, a more positive life

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This is a thread of things I used to be afraid of, and how facing the fear actually showed me the thing I was fearing was actually a positive change

Because I have a _lot_ of them

(If I didn't sell this enough, it's probably my favorite saxophone peice so if you like Jazz you should totes give this a listen :blobsmilehappyeyes: )

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Reminder of the powerfully emotional 4 minute saxophone seizure that is Vulfpeck's "Outro"

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North Seattle Local: Want to help some folks build a housing fair to help displaced queer folks? 

Signal boosting! :blobsmilehappyeyes:

"Are you impacted by COVID? Do you live in North Seattle and LGBTQ+? As more of us are displaced out of central Seattle, we need to claim more safe spaces in other Seattle areas. Join us in planning the 2nd Annual North Seattle Housing Fair! We are looking for a few more LGBTQ+ advocates who want to make a difference! Email!"

Want an owl? 

<Opens my trench coat that is entirely lined with birds> hey fellow gays, want an owl? £5.50 each + £3 postage if it's the UK. Perfectly safe to post, and they don't need breathing holes in the package like regular owls.

Email: to order or ask any questions, invoices will be sent via paypal. #art #sewing

owl description in the following toot.

This is Leng!

He likes to relax on my clothes and watch the world go by outside the window.

LGBT rights in Poland, police brutality 

I tend to have a less extreme negative view of police than most leftists I see online, but if you ever needed more proof that ACAB, there you go.

I honestly never thought things would go so far. And I'm genuinely afraid the police are just getting warmed up.

The only thing that can keep Poland relatively safe is if as many ppl as possible know about this abroad.

So again - please boost, please talk about this to your friends as well as your politicians.

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LGBT rights in Poland, police brutality 

Please fucking boost this as far as possible. Please, PLEASE.

A Polish trans activist named Margot was arrested. Her "crime" is minor destruction of property (she cut up a tarp on a truck covered with vicious anti-LGBT propaganda).

Her pre-emptive arrest for two months was authorized by a court, despite the fact that such arrest, by Polish law, are meant to be used for people who are a flight risk or an immediate danger to others.

But wait, there's more.

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