fundraiser link 

My best friend and their partner have been struggling with houselessness, unemployment, and abuse throughout the pandemic. They now have the opportunity to secure a home by the end of the year, but need about $10,000. If you can help them out or boost their gofundme, please please do so. Thank you so much.
gofund.me/010352b5

Link to Book Review on YouTube 

My most recent fiction review is up now, featuring A Song Only I can Hear by Barry Jonsberg. If you're interested in light-hearted young adult novels that focus on relationships and identity, then check it out. They do make an excellent break from heavy academic work. if that's not your interest but you have a minute, check it out anyway and drop a comment for the YT algorithm.

youtu.be/puGaWmAPhnk

Link to Book Review on YouTube 

My most recent fiction review is up now, featuring A Song Only I can Hear by Barry Jonsberg. If you're interested in light-hearted young adult novels that focus on relationships and identity, then check it out. They do make an excellent break from heavy academic work. if that's not your interest but you have a minute, check it out anyway and drop a comment for the YT algorithm.

youtu.be/puGaWmAPhnk

fundraiser link 

My best friend and their partner have been struggling with houselessness, unemployment, and abuse throughout the pandemic. They now have the opportunity to secure a home by the end of the year, but need about $10,000. If you can help them out or boost their gofundme, please please do so. Thank you so much.
gofund.me/010352b5

Anyone have any advice for upper level language practice? I'm C1 in German but feel like my skills are slipping since I haven't been in a class for a year. I do listen to news and watch shows in the language, and talk with friends, but it just isn't the same as having regular, focused practice in an academic setting.

Social Media 

I'm so happy to have finally found an alternative book/reading based social media, that /isn't/ owned by Amazon!

Academics should keep concepts & theories secret from college administrators who invariably convert them into empty buzzwords.

Re-reading Aaron Swartz's Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto after so many years: "Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy."

archive.org/details/GuerillaOp

I was bored of taking notes in stale planners/agendas of past years so I went out to buy some fresh notebooks. (And an overpriced biro even though I'm going to keep using my fountain pens.)

I genuinely think that it would be better if everyone in academia published less: less articles, less chapters, less books.

Job search 

My partner is just finishing up their masters and is having a super hard time finding a job position :/

Trans stuff, youtube 

My last video was on the concept of gender envy. Now I'm trying to figure out what to talk about next. The topic of being in academia keeps coming up so maybe something about that. I've also had the suggestion of discussing my current views on parenthood as a person. On the other hand I could see making a video that continues some if Lily Alexandre's work on . Hmmmm. Are there any transgender topics you'd be interested in a discussion of?

Police abolition 

Amherst college is yet another institution where students are requesting that police presence be reduced or removed completely.

I have been asked, what does it look like to do archival research for a master thesis?
thus, I give you my piece: how it looks to do archival research for a master thesis

Hi friends. If you want to submit to and haven't - here's the link!

forms.gle/yVnftH8iC8homSzs5

We close the submissions 5/22

pondering neutral pronouns in German and English 

Considering trying hen , based on swedish, because it could feasibly work in English and German. That'd bring my pronoun list up to they/he/xe/hen in English and er*/hen in German (because I'm just not a fan of xier, especially because I still don't have a perfect grasp of German grammar).

Though in English at least I am sure hen would get me mocked for having -sighs- Such is the circle of discourse

trans and nonbinary academic experience 

Truthfully, one of the reasons I picked the masters program I'll be attending, is because the faculty there were the only people to respect that I use Mx. as my title. If I was deadnamed and miss-titled in one more academic email exchange, after explicitly signing off with my correct name and title, I was going to implode.

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