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Transition timeline: Pride Edition, ec 

@AudreyJune looool I went looking and found 3 years of couch selfies

I've just been getting hotter and giving less of a fuck

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another one of my pre-transition exes came out as bi, which I think makes... all of them. i feel validated somehow

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an actual explanation of what this means if you’re not familiar with SBBs or leslie feinberg 

the impulse to defend the sanctity of language is human. we like to feel included and we like to make clear boundaries in our groups so that we understand who is and is not “with” us. it’s universal in human experience.

but the reality of the human experience is there are no neat boxes or lines to be drawn. language cannot adequately summarize our the complexity of our lives, attractions, or bodies.

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an actual explanation of what this means if you’re not familiar with SBBs or leslie feinberg 

the reason why lake uses this book as an explanation for how they identify and their confusion around gatekeeping is because the history of words like “lesbian” or “butch” or “queer” have always been inclusive of trans, nonbinary, and gnc folks. to be a lesbian, or a butch, was not strictly to be a wlw or a masculine wlw....it was a lifestyle and a subculture and an identity deeply connected to gender.

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happy #caturday !!! 😽
this is callie, she’s about 4 months old and we found her in a trash pile 2 months ago! she loves tuna, playing fetch, and neck scratches!!!

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hey y’all!!! update on that new name thing!!!! 

well, it’s not sticking and i like bee better. resume calling me bee and continue using ey/em, they/them pronouns please! thanks for contributing!!!

i have a huge list of other names i’m gonna try out, but lee probably isn’t gonna make the cut. c’est la vie!!

tldr: https://youtu.be/wr7-3Q3nmSs

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software industry griping 

for such a fundamentally communal craft, the lack of class consciousness, of a critical consciousness of the causes and dynamics of oppression and exploitation in software development never ceases to amaze me

celebrating by actually putting on clothing to give an academic talk over zoom

(selfie, eye contact)

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re: st:e 

@callie no one is straight in space! straight people are not allowed to write science fiction. there i said it

i maintain DS9 is peak, and all before is pretext. everything after is fake.

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succinct and useful paper critiques, uh, kinda just the very concept of a metric, especially as it pertains to machine learning models arxiv.org/abs/2002.08512 i.e., we can’t measure the things that matter most; metrics can, and will, be gamed; metrics overemphasize short-term concerns; many metrics gather data of what we do in highly addictive environments

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some'a y'all really don't know the difference between activism out of spite and hate because your cards were dealt bad and activism out of love because others deserve better and its kinda disturbing

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meta (just in general) / white supremacy 

something I notice on fedi a lot is the aspect of white supremacy that believes that all tension must be resolved in a "peaceful" matter. A belief that calls for civility and a return the status quo. An aversion to being uncomfortable and a resistance to just sitting in the dissonance. I think this aspect of white supremacy is one of the most prevalent in queer and leftist spaces, because for many the normalcy of the status quo feels like a refuge from the rest of the world. However, the defenses go up when that normalcy is challenged and the hegemony turns against people who don't cooperate with it.

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