seeking queer/people of color, queer people, disabled folks and azn folks in rva area and who possibly attend vcu to maybe hang out and be friends or something
thank you ^_^
this morning i woke up to sam-soon the cat continuously licking my forehead as he half sat/half slept on my pillow and tabi squished in between jess and i. it was very cute.
addison left me a very silly voicemail for my bday that opened with their name and their callback number as if i don’t have them on speed dial!
this is really upsetting & triggering. sexualizing twins is obviously not okay (i know the people in the photos aren’t actually twins). please tag for #incest for this suggesting this shit.
thanks for letting me know. i’m sorry that i made that post and it was triggering to you. i’m going to delete it, though, instead of tagging it because incest is also a triggering topic for me and if that’s one of the ways the post is being taken i’d rather just remove it for my own sake and others who come across it who may not feel comfortable to let me know that it triggered them.
- went to my 9:30am lecture AND paid attention
- went to the store and got tofu and some dark chocolate
- cleaned out my car
- took Tabi on a really good walk around jackson ward
- taking a break now and charging up
- my birthday is tomorrow, jess is gonna make me a really amazing cake!!!
the funnest thing about doing laundry at a laundromat is washing my squareparts harness and watching other’s puzzling reactions/desires
[photo description: jess and loan, two of the three folks who will be moving into the new home. jess is smiling at the camera, loan is looking at jess and smiling.]
jess, jess’s dad, tracy, and myself have finally been able to find a relatively/more accessible house that accommodates our needs. i am disabled and for the past few months have been going up and down stairs that aren’t good for my leg or back. the past few nights i’ve struggled to make it up to my bedroom and have almost fallen a few times. almost everyone in our current home is dealing with pain issues. we can’t afford to live in a house that puts all of us at risk for injuring further our already in pain bodies.
tracy is a DJ and has other full time employment but his previous paycheck was snatched by the government for “taxes.” jess currently works a part time job and has been juggling finances for the past couple of weeks to help support our household. we also didn’t have access to a car (we do now, yay!) so that has been a struggle in terms of getting around to our jobs and gigs.
luckily we have found a house on the 1st floor of a building with only 2 steps leading into the house. all bedrooms and bathrooms are on the same floor. we’re really excited!
we just signed the lease and put down half of the deposit to secure a home we can move into starting april 15th.
our lease at our current home doesn’t end until may 1st, this means that in the month of april we will have the following costs:
- the other half of our deposit at our new place
- 1st month’s rent
- moving costs (paying for gas, renting a truck, buying basic house needs like silverware, plates, microwaves, toilet paper, chairs for our kitchen, etc)
- and last month’s rent at our current space
the makes our money situation really tight for the next several weeks.
we are essentially starting over from scratch. currently we live with jess’s ex-girlfriend and a lot of the things that are in the house are hers which she will be taking when we all move out.
we’re putting this ask out there to get support for our move that will be better for our health, bodies and peace of mind. please share this fundraiser and make a donation if possible! thanks so much.
our goal is $950 which is equivalent to 1 month of rent at our new home and covers service charges from GoFundMe.
thanks everyone who has donated so far! we have raised $580 of our $950 goal. we’ve been able to reserve a moving truck so far and are preparing to turn on water and utilities at our new place.
please signal boost and share! my birthday is in 2 days and reaching our goal would be the best gift ever!!!
getting seriously tired of non-profits co-opting unaffiliated grassroots organizing efforts.
to be clear, this is what co-option looks like:
- putting your logo and brand onto rhetoric and statements created by grassroots organizers
- seeking to take control of all media and communications
- funneling all your potential base contacts through your website
non-profits can leverage support to grass roots organizing efforts by offering funding, hosting a petition site, sharing media and communications that comes from the organizers, offering resources such as media 101, etc.
i have essentially spent my entire life annoyed by how idealized the west coast has been so i have no firm understanding of the geography of the west coast outside of naming seattle, portland and the entire state of california.