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Being more inclusive

8 Oct
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The Peacock Dress: a tale of white women´s privilege and tears.

24 Sep

Or what RWA´s racism and discrimination look like in another community.

White woman standing, wearing a heavily embroidered, shoulder-baring dress, with the train spread forward to her left.
Portrait of Mary Leiter, Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, wearing the Peacock Dress and her crown, by William Logsdail.
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On political fundraising

22 Mar

Last year, I donated as much as I could to political campaigns around the country–not many, because I did not have much to give there after doing what I could for friends (GFMs, ko-fis, paypal donation pages, patreons, etc). I donated to Democrats in Wisconsin and Georgia and New Mexico and Virginia and Texas and wherever else I could, every chance I got, with both hope and fear in my heart, and have celebrated every day since January 5, 2021.

I knew and expected to receive emails from those campaigns when I donated, because we live in a never ending cycle of fundraising and campaigning. What I did not expect (but probably should have) is that those campaigns share their fundraising emails lists with other campaigns.

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Twitter has suspended my account

10 Oct

Someone saw fit to report a tweet, in a reply to both Robin Bradford (@Tuphlos) and Suzanne Brockmann (@SuzBrockmann) about Mike the slimy lying shit-sack Pence, that I was *threatening* and *harassing* someone, so twitter ‘safety’ suspended my account.

Here’s the ‘offending’ tweet:

I was given the option to have a temporary suspension *if* I deleted the tweet, or start an appeal process with twitter.. Meaning, I would be *punished* either way.

So I sent an appeal request, as follows:

Unfortunately, this means that I cannot let anyone at #TeamHydr8 what happened (or remind them to drink more water and take care of themselves) for however long Twitter ‘safety’ takes to read my appeal, if they even do.

Fuck you, fragile anonymous asshole who reported that tweet as harassment and incitement. May your boy Pence rot in hell right alongside you.

UPDATE (1 hour after appeal):

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