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periodic reminder that there are people who are allowed to get away racist, colorist, anti-black bullshit because they're insulated from consequences by a group of people who refuse to address their own low-level shitty behaviour while claiming to be anti-racist

who deal with any effort to draw attention to this with handwaving, equivocation, deflection and bullying

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fedi/personal meta 1/3 

since the turn of the year i was getting progressively turned off by the fediverse

this was in part due to my own worsening mh but also after seeing the same cycles repeated over and over

so many times PV called out bad actors and got slammed, or worse, got dragged into conversations they weren’t even a part of just to get slammed for calling people out

i didn’t know what to do, so i did nothing

and i knew that made me part of the problem, so i slipped into solipsism

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intro post 

hello! i'm Ciarán/kiki, nonbinary boy living in the northwest of ireland with my wife Mairéad

i've been floating around the fediverse since august 2018, trying to unlearn all my decades of white-cishet-man training

i love music, film, photography - i also love talking about philosophy/social theory but it's a while since i've been deep into reading it

happy to chat and make friends with folk on their own journey to understanding

looking forward to a godforsaken life :blobcheer:

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intro - communication notes 

will block for racist, anti-black, colorist, ableist, transmisic, homomisic, or any prejudiced talk – zero tolerance if you’re called out and refuse to acknowledge/change

i’m an anxious person so unless we interact regularly i’ve probably reworded any message/reply to you at least 5 times

i am not flirty/forward, so if any response potentially reads that way, you can assume it’s not intended that way – also i get really uncomfortable if i feel i’m being flirted with

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intro - projects 

i make music under the name drembot: drembot.bandcamp.com/

new album is €5 but hmu for a free download code as i still have loads, other bits are free/pay what you like

also on spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/5Pjdfd

i sometimes do music/sound design for my friend John's story podcast: yarnpodcast.com/

i also work on my wife's wedding photo/video business - love to celebrate the love so get in touch if you're getting married: remaininlightphotography.com/

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cat: mmm... bowl of fresh clean water? nah, I'm good

also cat: i prefer to flip over the bowl so i can lick it off the floor, please take note

also cat: toilet water is so good, pro tip- always go for the toilet if you see it is open

also cat: just out of the shower? mind if i get some of that moisture off your toes?

also cat: there's nothing like the condensation on a cold glass for refreshment tbh

also cat: ooh, rusty radiator water in a dirty bowl? my favourite!

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So im trying to watch this video on youtube about maria lugones' work, and frankly, it's hard to engage with the work.

bc it operates in tow w the erasure of actual lived experience of specific racialized bodies.

the need for ppl w privilege to avoid discussing it, not centering themselves in the discourse & on top of that telling Blk/Indi ppl of color, that they are violent or committing an act of violence towards the privileged members of their communities is a constant tacit.

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The worst thing about younger people’s birthdays is that I seem to be the one that gets older :ohno:

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hey, so, on this particular Black Friday, consider putting your money where your mouth is and donating to black transgender people. even tiny amounts make a measurable difference in the lives of people who've got it tough: blacktrans.org/donate/

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Most of the app’s users are in consulting, finance, or tech with some other fields like the fashion industry growing in number. The key to entry is being successful at what you do: The League is all about making power couples. Other factors taken into consideration include your education and background. Reviewers will scrutinize your LinkedIn profile, which is also where the app will ultimately pull info for your profile from. If you pass the manual screening process, you’re in

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Found out today that @guerrillarain and I share the same birthday so Sagittarius season is officially in full swing now the coolest ones are that little more elder 😎

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Imagine if we unfucked "art collecting", culturally. Imagine everyone would have a little collection of pieces by friends and family and artists they adore or connected with in their house instead of what "art collecting" means under capitalism. Wouldn't that be beautiful

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@anarchiv Never do the dishes without listening to music or a podcast

happy friday!

some grooves to get you going for the weekend

Dur Dur Band - Yabaal

youtu.be/WN1KvgG-RiE

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Spaceship (the moon rocket from Tintin’s Destination Moon book) suggested by @error_1202

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Sorry to employed people but I won’t be taking part in Buy Nothing Day because discount days are the only way I’ll be able to afford yuletide presents for people this year. Perhaps instead of passively trying to fight capitalism by not buying things and hoarding your money you could actively help people by donating it

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you can also check out this birdsite thread with cool indigenous creators and support them while getting good Content!
twitter.com/TaylorEenaHoe/stat

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