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Maybe our soul/essence/core is the choices we make whilst having these thoughts, feelings, and bodies we didn't ask for forced upon us. And if that's the case, maybe realizing we're not responsible for or defined by the three can help our choices be more genuine to who we really are.

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Mental health thoughts; eye contact in drawing 

A technique some people use to cope with mental health issues is to "re-raise their inner child" in their head. The idea is to give the inner child support and love and comfort so they can grow up secure and confident--basically, re-write your traumatic childhood.

I've tried it, and I think it's a good technique, but personally? In my case, it kinda ends up being the inner child raising me instead of the other way around.

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Ableism meta; challenging yourself 

I 100% recommend challenging yourself to stop using ableist words if you haven't already. Some people dismiss it as "a step too far" and say "words have to mean something", but it isn't just the words: it's the way of thinking that goes with them.

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Furry art; eye contact 

It's meeee~! 100% furry edition!

🎨 by @sleepy_screen on twitter (twitter.com/sleepy_screen)!

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#introductions 

Hi, I'm Lexi! I'm a geeky nerd who's tired of the birdsite and its hate. Sorry for being a social media immigrant~

More about me:

πŸ”Ή I like cartoons and comic books. Also anime and manga, but I don't dispute that they're the same thing.
πŸ”Ή I like fantasy and science fiction. Star Wars is okay, but I prefer Star Trek.
πŸ”Ή Video games are neat, but I sorta grew out of them. Still like retro games!
πŸ”Ή Very pro-free speech, but even more pro-anti-harassment.

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@Lexi ah, now we have a reason to stan the caves of qud developers

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rant on disability and mental illness 

I deeply dislike terms for disabilities which seeks to be inclusive and "tolerant" but really just exposes their proponent's ignorance and hypocrisy.

Status-quoers:
Don't call me "differently abled". I'm not differently abled, I'm disabled. Don't make it sound prettier for your own vanity.

I'm *not coping* in *your society* and you're not being inclusive or supportive, because "differently abled" implies that your society enables and supports *different ways to function* while leading a dignified and healthy life.

If you want to call me "differently abled" you must first implement "to each according to need, from each according to ability". There's no way around it.

Until that happens, acknowledge the fact that society is content with people like me leading a stressful, unfulfilling and unhealthy life, always wondering if tomorrow I'll be able to have a hot meal or if I'll have to beg relatives for a place to stay.

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Self care 

I need to put myself first more often. I'm terrible at taking my own advice. Sometimes I forget and start to feel like it's selfish of me, but being there for others is impossible if we don't take care of ourselves as well.

Uspol; America bashing 

A lot of anti-Trumpers so strongly believe that Trump has made America a joke in the eyes of the world. It's true that he certainly hasn't helped, but uhh...it's a little frustrating to me that they don't realize that the world has feared/hated/laughed at/pitied America for longer than I've been alive. :blobsweats:

Trump is the most obvious example of the problems, but he's also a result of them. They've always been there. That's why getting him out is only the start.

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β€œThe nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

- Carl Sagan
#newsbot

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from :birdsite: aus pol 

The government is deeply offended that an Aboriginal woman is asking them questions.

twitter.com/lidia__thorpe/stat

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r/traa post, may contain sensitive content (without image description) 

How cis people see among us colors redd.it/jh05qi

Wow I seriously misspelled demeaning in that CW.

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Deamining sales jobs under capitalism 

My final crummy jobs (I hope) in Cellphone heck youtu.be/5fcQTgZKCYY

Addison Cain's lawyer e-mailed me, and it only got worse from there youtu.be/K3v5wFMQRqs

Holly shiiiiit

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Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina episode 3 spoilers 

Well that was a fucked up episode.

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Colonialism in Space 

Who Owns An Asteroid? | The Nib
thenib.com/who-owns-an-asteroi

Colonialism in Space 

Who Owns An Asteroid? | The Nib
thenib.com/who-owns-an-asteroi

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Unskilled labor is a myth that employers use as an excuse to pay workers less.

Any labor takes some amount of skill to do. Just because quote-unquote "anyone can do it" doesn't make it unskilled. And what's more, many "unskilled jobs" are imperative to our society and its functioning. They are as important as, if not more than, the work of managers, executives, and "higher-ups."

Fuck anyone who puts you down by telling you that your work is unskilled or deserves to be exploited more. Your work is valuable. And so are you.

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Journey of Elaina episode 3 spoilers 

I don't think I can keep watching this if it's going to be this sort of show. Like, I know something like Kino's Journey is just about visiting different countries and passing through, not necessarily solving any of their deep routed problems...but a) Kino isn't a talented witch, and b) Elaina literally didn't even tell them how fucked up this situation was. She came, she saw, she left.

Fuck.

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Journey of Elaina episode 3 spoilers 

...End of episode?? So just...fuck that girl then, I guess?? Not Elaina's problem that she has to do whatever the son with a crush on her wants or that the father clearly has a temper and loses his shit when she drops a jug of water. Witches follow the starfleet prime directive I guess?

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