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toothpaste

“When I brush my teeth in the morning, and then I don’t want to brush at night, I get myself to brush my teeth by letting myself brush without toothpaste,” I told Ming. “Ok,” he said. “I think toothpaste is not really that important.  Toothpaste is the difficult part of brushing my teeth.  It tastes… Read More »

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war on the poor

Hello, I saw a lot of war on the poor, in Bakersfield.  It made me super sad.  More than ever, I perceive how the world is set up for the convenience and ease of people who have homes, cars, jobs, and are abled and have money.  At the expense of everyone else. We were at… Read More »

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exercise equipment

Hello, I had a revelation about exercise equipment.  Exercise equipment has always confused me.  Why do people spend thousands of dollars on this mostly metal and plastic that doesn’t actually accomplish anything but exercise, when moving our bodies is free? Not like you make electricity from it, weave cloth, or make tortillas.  At the end,… Read More »

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my sensory needs

Hello!  This post is about my sensory needs.  Also I’d like to announce my new website: ilikeyourstims.com.  I started it last month, striving to meet the need for more autistic liberation, autistic resources for adults, and more varied voices speaking our disabled truths. When I look online for info about how to be kind to… Read More »

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disposable culture by Ming

Ming says disposable culture can be ok for disabled people who need special things considering our energy and functionality.  But the problem is everyone uses it, because everyone lives in crisis mode, doing more than they can do, because of capitalism. Ming says it’s easy to be judgey.  “In the previous sentence, I feel very… Read More »

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burnout

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m on earth to do, including radical mental health and the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health collective.  I’d like to help do something meaningful and connective with many people, and radical mental health has been that.  The part that hurts is my own burnout. How do you prevent… Read More »

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sacred rage

Hey, I’ve been thinking about sacred rage.  I had a friend who hated his coworker for her taste in music–insipid, bland.  Well, maybe he hated her for other reasons, but her taste in music sealed the deal. I listen to chill music, but I can listen to angry music too.  When I was a teenager,… Read More »

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trash

I’ve been going for walks by myself sometimes, when Ming is out serving the hungry.  I feel brave and kind of free–at the same time, exposed.  But it’s early enough that few people are out and about.  I see tons of trash. The shopping cart was made to facilitate capitalism, which is exploitative production of… Read More »

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peace

Peace is an active, vibrant, creative way of living nonviolence for the well-being of all.  It’s not stasis, limp, boring, predicable, or taking an easy way out.  Peace is in motion, an ever-changing choice to do the difficult work of non-harming, specific to that situation and need.  It includes risking vulnerability and risking mistakes in… Read More »

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power

I notice people are often called “mentally ill” to take away their power.  And I see people called “mentally ill” just for having any unwanted behavior. Yeah, I hear voices–I have strong moods, etc.  My mental health is more intense than most, maybe.  But anyone pushed to an extreme or really hurting can have strong… Read More »