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Hey, everyone. I'm moving my account over to @mearcstapa, so if you get a follow request from them, that's me.

Hey, everyone. I'm moving my account over to @mearcstapa, so if you get a follow request from them, that's me.

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Perfectly timed shot of a Leopard catching a Stork in Serengeti NP, #Tanzania
He missed by the way

πŸ“Έ:Chef Paul Rifkin

Dental health, negative 

Also why are my teeth getting fucked up? I brush, I floss, I use one of those tongue scraper things, I don't have a very sugary diet...what am I doing wrong??

Gender stuff, negative 

My genders are unhappy and dyeing my hair didn't fix it. Maybe growing it out will...

I WILL keep creating autistic amab agender DnD characters, and God is with me on my quest.

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Masto church goers.

There has been a threat of violence against progressive churches this week. As "they are an affront to God"

If you somehow go to in person services, please, please, please be careful.

In addition to Medievalists of Color, there's also the In the Middle blog (CW for discussions of racism on the front page): inthemedievalmiddle.com/?m=1

I would highly recommend the Medievalists of Color website for anybody interested in medieval history, and particularly the intersection of race and medieval studies (CW for eye contact on the website): medievalistsofcolor.com/

As of yet, are there any open-open source smartphones that are like...viable alternatives for people who aren't Tech People?

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when they unloaded the ships, the story goes that the slave owners mocked the state of the enslaved people's hair, and called their appearance "dreadful"

so this right here is one of the main points of why only black people have a right to wear our hair like this. it's directly a result of slavery.

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slavery, kidnapping conditions 

even in this picture, which depicts around 500 people, is an understatement. it's known now that slave ships easily had double what this shows.

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slavery, kidnapping conditions 

okay here we go. so historically, dreadlocks are a hairstyle that directly comes from slavery. when my people were taken from our native lands and forced on the ships, they were crammed so tightly, they would often get drenched in each others bodily fluids. that, plus time, and general lack of access to hygiene, matted the hair of the enslaved people and created this "style"

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so, we're entering the last moments that mastodon has before i go on my "dreadlocks are only for black people" tirade

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The gender of the day is an aggressive angel on a bridge.

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The Black Trans Prayer Book is an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of #Black #Trans & #NonBinary people.

The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people and celebrating our place within faith.

theblacktransprayerbook.org/

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I am once again reminding you that the Polynesian community has asked that you use the term β€œpolyam” in lieu of β€œpoly” when talking about polyamory.

Looking for medieval history podcasts? These ones are all good:
- Medieval Death Trip medievaldeathtrip.com/
- Byzantium and Friends byzantiumandfriends.podbean.co
- The Medieval Podcast medievalists.net/category/podc

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Selfies, eye contact, crowdfunding 

Hey. So I talked about this in other instances, but I’m going to be moving to a new place next month. I need help with covering rent and bills while I look for a new job. You can support me directly through Venmo, Paypal or Cashapp.

You can also support my writing through Patreon. I have written some new essays lately and am going to release more.

Venmo: FarahT
Cashapp: $Underwraps77
Paypal: paypal.me/farahth
Patreon: patreon.com/Y3W_TREE

Thank you for your support. ❀️

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