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kindness

Been thinking about kindness.  To be kind, you have to be curious.  Otherwise you’re going to treat people how you think is kind, but you’ll often hurt them, since people need different things.  Curiosity is necessary to know people, and you need to know people to be kind to them. Being able to communicate is… Read More »

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movies

“You know how movies have previews?” Ming asked. “Yeah–you mean trailers?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said.  “There was one for a movie called Mobius that caught our eye.” “Is it about a strip club?” I asked. “No,” he said. “What’s it about?” “It’s about a vampire,” Ming said. “Oh!  Are they a stripper?” “No!” Ming… Read More »

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heavy

Hey, I would like to express a preference to you.  It’s that you don’t use heavy to mean bad.  I don’t want to be language policey, but it hurts me.  Thanks for considering. Heavy can be really good, like me.  This is my body–I love my body, and if you don’t, that’s ok.  But please… Read More »

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weed

I wanted to add about sedation and weed that it’s not about purity, for me.  I don’t believe in purity–the whole idea creeps me out, like some kind of yuck Hitler eugenics shit.  No way.  I’m not pure and don’t aspire to be. Some people are like that, being vegetarian, vegan, or anti-sex.  I see… Read More »

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grateful today

I’m feeling grateful today that this owie on my finger is healing.  I was chopping something a few days ago and dropped the knife on my finger.  The wound was very small and minor but in a bad place on the pointer finger of my left hand–I kept bumping it and hurting it.  I can… Read More »

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Love & Rage

Race, Gender, and Anarchist Cultural Politics is a cool panel I saw online over zoom.  There were three speakers speaking some truth of their expertise. I learned a lot–something about anarchist propaganda in the Caribbean up to 1920, then some Spanish writers who were women, and also a little about Love & Rage, which was… Read More »

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May Day

“Think about how good you are.  Close your eyes–take a deep breath.  Think how you are fucking amazing, and do so much work, for the world.”  Ming was about to go out to the May Day event to bring tech and street medicine to the people.  “Relax your shoulders.  Ok, smile more.” He was wearing… Read More »

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abuse

Here are some ways to say no to abuse.  Please feel free to use this language to explain a situation, break up, or ask for space. no I realize this relationship has become a way for me to distract myself from what I was put on Earth to do. That’s not appropriate. You’re not allowed… Read More »

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loss

loss I lost the friendship of one of my closest friends.  The loss shakes my life.  He’s the friend I talked to the most, besides Ming.  We txted a few times a day, and pics to each other.  We had a weekly phone call, shared projects, co-worked sometimes.  I told him everything–there’s almost nothing I… Read More »

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ableist language

Hey, I have some experience being hurt by ableist language.  My friend and I were talking about it, how she wants to stop using ableist language.  Here are some notions. psychotic I am diagnosed with mental illnesses and disabled by them.  Many times my feelings have been hurt, when people I love say hateful stuff… Read More »