Question for Deaf folks who sign (ASL) from a hearing person
I have intense sound sensitivity and I’m in the process of getting checked out for autism. Being out in public, especially loud places like stores and festivals, has gotten really hard.
I’m interested in learning some basic signing (and having my partner do the same) so that I can have headphones with white noise in and I can still communicate with her.
Would this be appropriation? What are my blind spots? What should I consider?
I got round to writing that blog post that was the whole reason I wanted to start my blog, lol. In which I get angry about how self-care has really just become consumerism: https://shadowcadence.home.blog/2019/06/10/redefining-self-care-outside-consumerism/
Prison Abolition and dealing with "The Dangerous Few"
I found this super compelling and it resolves my only holdout argument against prison abolition.
spirituality, writing, capitalism
Just remembered my mentor saying that I should hold some of my writing back and use it to get people to sign up for an email list or sell it and like I just have zero interest in making my spiritual calling into a business. It really highlights why I grew uncomfortable giving her anything to read over the last couple months. Yes, I want to write a book, but it'll probably be self published so I can keep the cost low for folks. Tarot belongs to all.
Folklore sources rant
If your source on mythology is younger than 1800, it's probably bullshit. If it's written by a rich guy, it's probably bullshit. The victorians did nothing good for folklore studies, except the few Celts working to preserve the real stories at that time. Modern mythological understanding has been skewed by all the Romantic and Masonic bullshit that got thrown into the pot. Murray wasted decades of our time with her goddess crap. Ugh it's so frustrating
WE WANT TO PAY YOU FOR MICRO SCI-FI! This is an open call for diverse sci-fi writers that never expires.
- Chronically ill
- All marginalised voices We're open from Day 10-24 every month. https://storyseedvault.com/submissions/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrxA9ya4dh7DETC9Py72XLZGpF71X7A8noeSJLL_BZskfqAg/viewform I'm doing a survey on aro issues, if you are aro fill it in. and everyone else please share
My name's Max, they/them, bi, ace, genderqueer pagan.