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how I wind down

Hello–how are you doing?  I led a skillshare for my house about disability justice and fat liberation.  It was emotional, vulnerable, a big deal, and at my worst time for energy–after dinner.  To complete the task, I needed to get wound up.  Afterward my friend asked me over txt how I wind down. Txting is… Read More »

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consensus

Hello, how are you doing?  I attended a workshop about consensus.  It was put on by the intentional community Snake Village and gave me delicious food for thought.  Still digesting it. what it is Consensus is a decision making style that anarchists such as myself are supposed to do or at least have a good… Read More »

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something hurting me

Hello–how are you?  Something hurting me lately is being pathologized by people who don’t understand what I’m doing.  They have not seen someone do quite what I’m doing, and they misperceive it as some other thing they have seen and don’t like. It’s a way for them to center themselves as valid and Other me… Read More »

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cycle breaker

Hello, how are you doing?  I was thinking of myself as a cycle breaker, while I was doing some writing the other day.  My writing was an internal family memo that I might turn into something later.  One of countless random googledocs that could become a zine or course or megapost. Or something I could… Read More »

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mercy

Hello, I wrote something about mercy that felt important to me.  It’s some truth I sent as a post-argument email.  The ideas matter to me, and maybe it could enjoy a larger audience. Mercy = I don’t deserve your consideration.  Please give it to me anyway.  I’m a creature who makes mistakes.  Please see my… Read More »

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active and passive safety

Hello.  I was talking to my elder housemate friend about safety.  He’d mentioned safety can contribute to laziness.  I disagreed, as I see safety as a vibrant, living thing if it’s going to be actually safe for anyone.  Sort of like nonviolence.  That sparked a fun conversation.  My friend suggested I write about active and… Read More »

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what helped me feel safe

Hello, how are you doing?  I’m thinking about what helped me feel safe recently.  Two different tidbits from two very different brilliant housemates. nudity Did you know I’m bad at wearing clothes?  It could be an autism thing.  Seams bother me, tags are intolerable, and when my stress is high, the texture of clothing on… Read More »

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chasing safety

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been chasing safety a lot lately.  Chasing, seeking, trying to create or kindle, calling out to, summoning, crying about, longing for safety.  Wondering what it even is. Why do I want it so bad?  Is it real?  Should I have it? Yes, there’s no real safe, but I need… Read More »

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in community

Hello, I have been making art on the white board.  It’s fun.  In the kitchen of this lovely house we live in, in community. prophecy It’s funny to show up in community, have a perception of how things are, and it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Kind of like that experiment where the teacher was… Read More »

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why being social is exhausting

Hello, I can’t be around people for very long each day.  Being social is hard for me.  I have social differences and sensory differences of autism which wear me out fast.  Always I’ve blamed myself for this and put it on me for being a messed up person.  It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized… Read More »