Sorry I have been so absent from my Mastodon accounts. It is indeed all my fault. Was using Twitter too much yet I was able to make contact with Eli Valley who is going to draw my profile pic on there. He's one of my favorite artists political or otherwise.
Going to post some stuff tonight across the two Mastodon accounts I have.
Thank you mastodon for being open source. For not having annoying tracking, or advertising. Thank you Ostatus and GNUsocial for providing an open protocol and bootstrapping a network around it. Thank you other software in the federation for doing what you do. And the people behind it all: thank you for being you.
I had a better Monday today than I had last Monday. #LittleWins
It's either a Medium account or something else. I really respect @rechelon and his humaniterations.net especially how he has it set up. Very succinct and available. That's what I am looking for. I am looking for that level of openness. Everything available up front where you do not have to dig to find things.
People might shit on Will & Grace as being campy network stupidity yet it was one of a few shows that helped my mother to accept the LGBTQIPA community. Sort of like her working with a Jewish person helped her to understand Judaism better. Representation matters in all areas of life.
(Even though I do not talk about queer life all the time with her we do have our moments like I will be watching Hey Qween on YouTube and she will watch with me or we will discuss LGBTQIPA gossip.)
Gratz College Jewish Studies graduate student. Southern. Disabled. Queer. Jewish. Social anarchist. Future lawyer. Antifascist. Nazi puncher.
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