Some of my favs to add to the thread...
Shannon Pringle, who creates pins celebrating Blackness and social justice: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RadicalDreamsPins
Tabitha Brown, who does wonderfully vivid art prints: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepairabirds
Joan Chao, who does a personal webcomic and sells prints, totes, and more around Seattle / the Pacific Northwest: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLXT4pF276/
Thanks a bunch for all the boosts and suggestions!
There wasn’t much POC artwork being shared and I’d definitely still love to check some out. 💕
(This cutie purred so happily when I stopped to pet them earlier today.)
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Promo stuff still doesn't come naturally to me, but! This year's Affect Conf speakers are so great and I would be remiss if I didn't try to boost their visibility and awesomeness. https://affectconf.com/speakers
Good things that happened today: I got an adorable toot.cat sticker from @polymerwitch and got to slowly win over a puppy.
Confusion re: calling yourself witches
Ok, as a formerly practicing Witch, I'm baffled by everyone calling themselves witches these days. Back in the day, I had to hide my beliefs or else spend a lot of time explaining Witchcraft, Wicca, paganism to folks so they would stop thinking I did animal sacrifices. So it feels kind of appropriative and erasing for witches to now be a cool term when Witches and Witchcraft don't seem to be part of the conversation.
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