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intro! cause about time.. 

I'm a trans, gnc migrant living in chocktaw/chickasaw territory (us south)
i'm an abolitionist, anti-imperialist, figuring out what decolonization looks like on a smaller and larger scale. working on having a better understanding of transformational justice. wannabe socialist, interested in communism, but need to leran more.
I make art for myself and code for a living, mostly.
most of my posts here will be abt this, but for art i'm here mastodon.art/@tinskanix

In true aqua/Aries fashion, bored again so dyed my hair green yayy

Had maaajor wake up call yesterday to get my ish together. Life’s like that sometimes sigh.

"you're only right, right now, for you" - @/jilllouisebusby on ig

aaah mainstream social media is exhausting as hellll

Been wanting to make some foods besides my bomb pancakes but this month I’m already running low siiigh :blobcattilt:

not sure why i'm always super hesitant to take up space online /sigh.

all i wanna do is dance to LH's "Doo Wop" at a carne asada with friends/family, but stuck in this racist capitalist bad dream instead , rude

re: tech; whiteness/racism in tech; 

and by "missed something..." i mean not in the sense of not getting something complicated, but them eventually figuring out what i already figured out 10 minutes prior and explained, but they weren't listening

which in my experience is the kinda ish whiyes do ALL the time. i've learned to not let it get to me, figure in the end it's their own time they're wasting 🤷‍♂️​

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tech; whiteness/racism in tech; 

did my first (ever) actual pair programming session and was reminded i got a lot of feels and history around white/white-passing ppl undermining how much i know.
like, i was programming with this white-passing poc and they were mostly alright except when they'd try to help with something super basic or
it was clear they had completely missed something i had already explained

which is the kinda ish my white cis male co-workers do all the gd time.

i resent my inability to stick to a single productivity app/single physical notebook/single sketchbook.... my scattered brain is awesome but also hindering as heck

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#NotreDam #Dogwhistles 

I got a lot to say about ND, but as I listen to the news live right now, I can't help but think of some of the phrasing is going to be dog whistles, whether intentionally or not.

This will be used as a way of bringing together France, this will also be used for more sinister political messages. We know this.

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sigh whenever i get to do activities/actions in community that are soul-expanding and push back against the oppression we face daily on any degree, i realize how contracted this society keeps our hearts.. like damn. feeling the walls/shackles of this emotional/psychological oppression /etc

re: intro! cause about time.. addendum 

i'm also brown and very much not here to coddle white tears (which i've seen here a bit hmm)

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is it cool that my aspirations for music are just making covers of songs i love? like... maybe 10 yrs from now i;ll write some of my own music but for now, this is all i want *shrugs

i'm thinking about cultural appropriation and how if you were really in tune with your spirit, your roots, you'd know that whenever you take something that isn't yours (ie, somethng you and the ppl before you havent grown up with, that isnt part of their identity and being), there's plain and simple a different feel to it. like putting a sticker on or something? idk
too many of us are & have been knees-deep in the fantasy of colonialism to identify this feeling; tho whiyes are def the worst..

also keeping it to myself cause that stuff isn't about recognition/spectacle....

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