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exciting things

“What exciting things do you like to do for fun?” the man asked me.  He was a new friend in community, giving me the chance to speak about myself. My mind was a blank, trying to see my life in terms of this new friend and his values.  Survival, I thought.  That was all that… Read More »

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how to heal from being evaluated

Hello, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to heal from being evaluated.  When Ming and I started looking for a non-desert place to live earlier this year, we began a journey of trying to find a new community.  Even places we might live in work trade, or a place to rent, means someone is… Read More »

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sewing

Hello, I’ve been thinking about sewing–I want to make a pillow.  It’s delicious to consider.  I fantasize about pillow making often!  It comforts me. A few months ago, I bought some inexpensive fabric from a thrift store, when we were on that trip to my homeland.  The fabric is fun.  We washed it, and I’ve… Read More »

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Disabled Resilience Permaculture

Ming and I love permaculture, and we’re disabled.  We’ve been talking for years about disabled permaculture.  I made a zine in 2020 called permaculture for a pair, which is about disabled permaculture.  We’re the only people we know talking about this concept, and we decided to change the name.  We’ve newly coined the term Disabled… Read More »

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interview with Dabby Longlegs

Last month I had an interview with Dabby Longlegs about riding trike, radical mental health, power, healing, zines, the gifts my ancestors gave me, the love I feel in my body.  Yesterday it posted.  Yay! Please consider listening to this interview with Dabby Longlegs.  It’s a conversation about being unconditionally valid.  Art, activism, health, and… Read More »

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fat zine archive

Hello, how are you doing?  Hopefully enjoying life, finding moments of intense pleasure within stress and heartache, like delicious bright blueberries in the muffin of existence.  I hope you’re loving yourself however you are today, a valuable miracle of survival.  I want to tell you about this fat zine archive that some people I admire… Read More »

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places I feel safe

Hello, I’d like to tell you some places I feel safe.  I shared some feedback with the local UU church recently.  It was about my needs not being met at their service on Sunday.  Ming and I went in person because our friend Ariel gave the sermon about tarot as a spiritual force in her… 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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my feelings are valid

My feelings are valid, but that’s a newish realization.  I didn’t always know that.  I was looking at this art meme by western_nectar, feeling emotions roll around inside me. “You’ve got a lot of nerve not living up to the version of you in my head,” the hot lady says.  She is Black and thin,… Read More »

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decided

“I decided something,” I told Ming.  I washed a carrot and was chopping it on the cutting board, making breakfast.  The carrot was going in my rice. “What?” he asked. “This rap I’ve been listening to is bothering me.  I can’t do the gunshot sounds or people calling women bitches anymore.  I’m done with it,”… Read More »