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Dangerous Compassions

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 »

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Functionally ill

resisting capitalism for fun #4

This new zine resisting capitalism for fun #4 is ready to share.  Please let me know if you’d like to trade. It’s about why I’m an activist, the sacredness of teen girls, ways of being homeless, inner world, nonviolence and community, and what I’m most grateful for.  Serving bread on the soupline.  Forgiveness, having a… Read More »

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Dangerous Compassions

capitalism needs racism

Hey, how are you doing?  Ming and I came home.  I like home, but I get overwhelmed.  Too much to do!  So much mail to read!  Buy fruit, ride trike, dance a jig.  Theorize how capitalism needs racism. This morning I was thinking about how capitalism needs racism to function.  I was lying in bed… Read More »

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Dangerous Compassions

how Tashii Brown’s death changed my life

Yesterday I found out the family of Tashii Brown is supposed to get a $2.2 million settlement for Tashii Brown‘s 2017 murder at the hands of Las Vegas cops.  I was surprised.  I’d heard zero about the settlement.  Yesterday I googled Tashii Brown, trying to find an informative link about his killing, to share with… Read More »

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Dangerous Compassions

bad medicine

Please have faith I’ll get to my point, as I tell you this tale.  I’m angry the medical system is fucked, and it’s both general and personal. last year almost dying When I was in the hospital, I had four roommates–two in ICU, two in regular. 1.  angry confrontative lady who freaked out a lot… Read More »

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Functionally ill

resisting capitalism for fun

This zine is one of my most requested. I was with Ming on a roadtrip, and we were talking about resisting capitalism. I was making a list of ways I like to do it. Then I wrote essays about anarchy gardens, compassion, my experiences with intentional community, how I’m a bad anarchist who doesn’t try… Read More »