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To my dearest railroad flower: You definitely endured a lot before me, are enduring it now, and will continue from here. I am sorry that I didn't see you enough. I didn't protect you enough. I was consumed with my own response to oppression, I missed what you were going through. I missed seeing you. I can't do anything now but acknowledge my wrongdoing, my hubris, and my mistakes. If you see this and want to ever speak to me, I welcome this. I will work to make you whole all I can. Love, Ikora

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I want to make sure this is clear to all. ubuntu.buzz is open to having people join our instance. The creator and admin of our instance is me, Ikora. I'm a black femme, but you don't have to be to join us. We are creating a community space based on restorative justice principles. So, yes, everyone is welcome! But, it's in context, right? Unearned advantages will be addressed and acknowledged. We won't be gaslighting each other. Listen to experience, etc. Join me if you want to help. <3

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unsolicited advice. 

idk who need to here this

and i kno its hard but

sometimes you gotta let people help u.

:hug:

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I can't believe how generous people have been—as of this morning we hit ten pledges, totaling $11.75 per right answer.

We're still going to keep trying to raise money for Just the Pill, though.

Help us raise money for abortion care in underserved communities—and watch a bunch of dorks have fun playing trivia along the way!

Pledge at:
https://tinyurl.com/triviathon22

Watch (on 5/20!) at:
https://twitch.tv/triviathon

To my dearest railroad flower: You definitely endured a lot before me, are enduring it now, and will continue from here. I am sorry that I didn't see you enough. I didn't protect you enough. I was consumed with my own response to oppression, I missed what you were going through. I missed seeing you. I can't do anything now but acknowledge my wrongdoing, my hubris, and my mistakes. If you see this and want to ever speak to me, I welcome this. I will work to make you whole all I can. Love, Ikora

I'll be soon switching over to a different account on this server. I'm confident y'all will recognize me as me when I log in there. I am making one pinned post here and will be moving there for posting most of the time. I'll like that one better I think.

I am grateful to have a nicer experience on THIS platform because of the work and pain held by Ro, Marcia, and the other black folks who painfully paved the way for me to be here floating in. The "better environment" that people praise came from your heart, your work, your pain. I thank y'all and appreciate y'all. This is how it goes in life too. My floating now is based on the pain suffered by those before. THANK YOU <3 @CaribenxMarciaX and @Are0h

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I forgot it's #MEAwarenessDay. Too tired to write a new blog. Here's one from a couple of years ago, about Slow-onset ME https://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2021/03/slow-onset-me.html. Because not everyone who gets ME, gets it from a virus.

#MECFS #SlowOnsetME #ChronicIllness @mecfs @chronicillness

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I’m so excited that one of my dearest friends in the whole world has joined me on ubuntu.buzz. Welcome @rapattack

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any #remote / #WorkFromHome options yall know about that arent engineers or devs?

i am a smol unknowing ginger

data entry, management, leadership/coordination, research are all skills i have tho

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One of my colleagues used to work in Tanzania on public health initiatives. One of her contacts is in need of $2k to create a safe house for LGBTQ members who are chased out of homes and are considered criminals by their government.

if you’re able, please donate to Glifaa at https://www.brightfunds.org/organizations/glifaa who will then pass on donations to the Macao Center. attached some pics of construction begun with prior donations!

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I'm only missing about £60 to be able to cover the backpay I owe, if I can't get it all sorted before then.

https://gofund.me/a73cb856

#GoFundMe #MutualAid

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Good morning, if you use #fediblock please give some cash to @gingerrroot

as she was essential in getting the tag off the ground and rolling

Ppl use it constantly, give thanks to those that make this place safer

cash.app/$gingerrroot

https://venmo.com/gingerrroot

toxic masc, homophobia, jokes 

@rabbithearth Like a super-hero almost? Like "What's up METRO-MAAANNN?" IDK. The way I say it makes me giggle. So it works if your form of masc is "man" and if not, maybe "metro-masc"? Ok, I'm done. We had a giggle trying to find the right words so I wanted to share the giggle :)

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toxic masc, homophobia, jokes 

@rabbithearth in hopes my kid could help us with a replacement for metrosexual that is snappy, refers to masculine grooming, pretty, and _not gay_. So, in explaining the word's meaning I said: "metrosexual has really nothing to do with sex but more to do with being metropolitan and without any dirt on you, unlike rural-living folks who may have dirt on them." Apparently, I said it should be called "Metro-Man". which we both liked because you can snark it too :P

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Please help me get stable while I am in a bit of a financial bind

"As I work to complete my program, I realize I cannot work any kind of “regular” job. Since I am trained as and enjoy working as a photographer, I intend to freelance to sustain myself as I study. These last couple of months have been particularly difficult as I’ve tried to maintain."

You can read the story and share and donate pls

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-marcia-get-stable

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Just a few thoughts about bigots being bigots yet again as we talk about abortion in the States.

https://roiskinda.cool/2022/05/bored.html

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I would cordially like to issue the fediverse a "stop showing your entire racist ass in Black people's mentions" challenge

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Tip on replying 

If replying to a thread with many people, it is easier to read if you include all the secondary people at the end of the message. This makes it easier to read on many people including screen reader users. For example.

Let's pretend I am replying to a thread with more than three recipiants. I want them to see the reply, too, but want to make it easier for others to read.

Instead of,

@mastodonuser@instance1 @mastodonuser@instance2 @mastodonuser@instance 3 that is a great idea!

It would be easier to read it if it were like this.

@mastodonuser@instance1 That is a great idea! I really like this toot a lot! @mastodonuser@instance2 @mastodonuser@instance 3

Same for hashtags. If hashtags are at the end, that makes Toots easier to read as well.

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips #NewHere #Mastodon #Accessibility #A11y

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You know what love is?

Love is spending all day lounging with your boyfriend in their new place, camping out together in his bed in the midst of the Moving Box Forest section of the Great Indoors.

Does anyone have any resources on the origins of the word “Mississippi” pre-colonisation? I have searched and I cannot find anything at all that’s not just vague hand-waving… thanks!

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