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heal the body

I made a new triptych.  It’s called heal the body. It was fun to make this art, to see the process through.  I painted the cardstock yellow with a lil orange in the morning.  It’s on a box from a package of frozen rice that Ming likes. I’d been thinking about rest, nurturing, and the… Read More »

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fat liberation 101

This post fat liberation 101 started out as an email to a friend, offering feedback on something he’d written about healthy eating.  I thought it might be good to share here, in case anyone wants to know these basics.  I don’t talk much about the injustices fat people face, but those are everywhere.  Instead I… Read More »

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ancestors

Ancestors don’t have to be blood ancestors or family ancestors.  This idea is super important to me.  When I’m passing by an institution, and I know people in there are disabled like me, those people are my ancestors.  Well, they are still alive. But everyone in the whole world, back through time, who was called… Read More »

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despair

This bees poem on my fridge has pleased me for such a long time.  By my poet friend Amanda Laughtland. I’ve read it a hundred times.  Some bees were hanging out a lot, by the spigot, in the cat courtyard.  It was hard for Ming to turn on the water to use the hose.  Not… Read More »

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abortion

Maybe you saw my post love life and also birth control.  Feels good to speak up about important values of freedom, even though I feel vulnerable.  I decided to speak about abortion more intentionally, because something happened recently where I was asked not to speak of it. Abortion is a right I need.  It’s ok… Read More »

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say their names

Say Their Names is a rallying cry for justice, an idea to resist the violence of cops who kill People of Color.  The names we’re encouraged to say belong to people who died from police violence, mostly shot. These words are from a David Rovics song “Say Their Names” which is intense and powerful.  It… Read More »

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sentences of heartache

I want a wider range of behaviors and needs to be ok.  I need respect for differences. For so long, I’ve policed my own self for the comfort of others, which I learned before age 2, I’m guessing.  I needed to keep the people around me liking me, so I could keep getting my needs… Read More »

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disability justice

I love books.  Ideas, words, and language are my favorite.  I also love forming a relationship with a writer–a virtual relationship, usually, when I don’t know them personally.   I connect with the writer through what they’ve created.  We form something imaginary yet somehow real? But I can get overwhelmed by books, and then intimidated by… Read More »

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newed with the newiest new

ice cream experiment I tried making ice cream, in a coffee mug.  I combined pomegranate juice with half & half.  Then I let it sit in the freezer for an hour or so.  Stirred it.  Let it sit in the freezer for 40 minutes or so.  Stirred it.  Another hour or so.  Stirred it. It’s… Read More »

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you can’t make me hate you

I have friends, and I love them. Can you blame me? What is life for, if not to love? Mother God gave me this wild brain and active body. It has hormones and feelings. I’m a mammal. I reach for other mammals, to hold them in my arms and against my body, to kiss and… Read More »