A Trans Girl Out West: On Transitioning, Community, and Even Cowgirls Bleed
From the department chair at a women’s college to a large social media following on Twitter and Tumblr, these leaders tend to gravitate towards positions of power. They know all the answers to society’s problems. They often promise support in exchange for compliance with their beliefs. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – power is necessary in order to push for change and maintain a stable community. But control can be a very dangerous tool. In the wrong hands, it can be used to silence other trans women, and ignore the ways in which our lives contrast with one another.
queer  via:Ibutsu 
2 hours ago
Eclipse Lyrics moumoon
You are the sunrise
I'll be the moonlight
7 weeks ago
I guess I just like liking things, naamahdarling: “Acceptance” as a part of...
Acceptance is a realistic assessment of where you are and a willingness to begin from there. It is a recognition that old patterns, whether positive or negative, cannot or do not have to continue.
acceptance  mentalhealth  via:mournjargon 
july 2016
Ask Polly: Why Should I Keep Going? -- The Cut
The cold glass of water after a long run. The hot bath after hours of digging through the dirt. The satisfaction of writing a good sentence, a good paragraph. You MUST feel these things, because these aren't small rewards on the path to some big reward; these tiny things are everything.
depression  via:mournjargon 
june 2016
An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence
The “primary consciousness,” the basic mind which knows reality rather than ideas about it, does not know the future. It lives completely in the present, and perceives nothing more than what is at this moment. The ingenious brain, however, looks at that part of present experience called memory, and by studying it is able to make predictions. These predictions are, relatively, so accurate and reliable (e.g., “everyone will die”) that the future assumes a high degree of reality — so high that the present loses its value.
anxiety  mentalhealth 
june 2016
Itemized Response
When you hear a thought that prompts a negative reaction (or any reaction that you want to handle differently) stop and frame your thinking about it in this way: […]
bpd  recovery 
may 2016
Suey Park and the Afterlife of Twitter | Yasmin Nair
Suey Park’s career and her “monetising” of herself, even at the cost of her own espoused political agenda, marks what philosophers and theorists have called the neoliberal entrepreneurial self.
libertarianism  neoliberalism  twitter 
april 2016
Get mad and get even
I want to quote this entire essay in this description box. Marrowing too stronk
the edifice of popular feminism is a carnival of hot takes and gifs and Twitter wars and celebrities and language policing, so much language policing. It’s entertaining and enraging but leaves very little trace of itself the next day, like a dropped ice-cream washed away by the rain.
feminism  EleanorRobertson  liberalism  whitefeminism 
march 2016
Systems in production — Medium
And if your platform is not focusing on production tooling first, it is not fit for production and it won’t be before the tooling is added. Most popular platforms of today are utterly failing in this regard, and it is a good way to analyze a piece of system for its production readiness.
february 2016
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