This is heartbreaking - the span of a UK government, even this one, is long enough to permanently screw people up. Part of me is thinking "aye, see youse later" because I can't imagine the Scottish Tory Landslide will be visible from earth and this election will underscore the need for self determination. But human rights don't stop at borders and people all over are going to suffer.
Bollocks to Boris, Bollocks to Brexit. Look after one another.
I'm not trying to panic anyone (more) right now BUT this might be of some small comfort: for the last several years some trans women have been setting up contingency plans for getting out of various countries and into others.
Whether you're trans or a girl or neither, it's always, ALWAYS good to maximize your options, and it can help you to have something to work on that is tangible.
There are people who will marry you. There are right of return countries. There are legal immigration options. There are less legal options and maps of borders that are not regularly patrolled. Don't think that you have no options, you can create options for yourself and set your own definitions for when that might be necessary.
You have friends elsewhere and those friends have friends. It's not a magic bullet solution but it is something to plan in case of extreme circumstances that you can work on tonight, tomorrow, whenever.
uk pol, mental health
Please take care of yourself. Whether that means setting a time to turn off the returns and following it or something else, do what you need to do to stay sane and safe.
If you feel despairing and desperate, please remember there are people who care for you. There are experiences worth sticking around for even if everything feels like it's falling apart. Please ask for help if you are struggling. If you don't have someone to call, Samaritans helpline is open 24-7. 116 123
Being ill sucks and I want to not do that any more kthxbye #winter
"If you worked in computers your whole life but then you wear a really cool outfit to a presentation, the appearance just doesn’t match." is a quote I just read from a stylist of techbros. 👀 Equating lack of style with tech ability when style is viewed as inherently feminine is a thing I should maybe write more about but I don't wanna because I've been looking at tech related shit all day and I don't enjoy it computers aren't even real grow up.
Regular PSA on IT/Eng/Ops burnout (long)
I need to find a literary agent. Tricky thing is everyone I talk to says - oh you have to 'know someone'....
I have this book that needs to be published, and read - widely.
My book is called #YesICan and is the sort of thing someone at an airport would buy. Motivational, yet psychology based, and practically written.
Literally could be real, could be malarkey.
Tired: "men are too emotional to be leaders." *replicates the sexist assumption that unemotionality is always a superior trait and is inherently associated with dominance/authority.*
Wired: "Men aren't emotional enough to be leaders." *Hot take. Asserts the value of traits devalued by patriarchy. Radically re-envisions what leadership ought to look like. Doesn't throw men who experience positive emotions intensely under the bus for being insufficiently "in-control" (read: masculine).*
Lad o' pairts. Big Data geek/consultant. Free Software literally lets me make a living, so obviously a fan. #mefite
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