Someone made a good point recently so figure I'll say this and pin: i have an old account @certifiedperson i can use as backup in case something sudden happens (hopefully only temporary!) to w.e
So feel free to follow me there, it doesn't currently post
Slowly migrating from generic instance. Lowkey interested in everything. #Queer #polyam & #autistic. Starting a Ba in occupational therapy next year. Has a #cat. White mayo in #Aotearoa. #Embroidery felt patches sometimes. Has lots of good intentions and wants to do everything but has trouble doing anything. Is trying its best but its best may not be very good. Is trying anyway.
Sometimes in first-person, other times in third-goblin.
TRANS MEN: TESTOSTERONE IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL.
I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant — thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.
**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**
There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.
You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.
Does anyone know if there exists an open source equivalent to Apple's #Numbers?
It's a spreadsheet program, but instead of one giant Table that goes on forever, you have a bunch of little tables you can resize and arrange however you like, and graphs and such are also separate objects.
I find the Excel way of doing things... overwhelming. My brain kind of shuts down from Too Many Cells. (:
(Boosts would be much appreciated!)
random social script / tip, boost+
"I don't care" is almost always percieved as rude / inconsiderate / uncaring or something else along those lines - people don't usually like to hear that.
Possible replacement: "I am unconcerned" (Or, for emphasis, "I am entirely unconcerned") which I think doesn't have anywhere near the same level of dismissiveness as "I don't care"
part 2 of question for people who know things about analysing and organising data
Some of what I have been tracking includes:
-When I went to bed
-How long to fall asleep
-How much sleep I got
-The points where I have Realisations™ or hit a new level of or way of understanding Life Things
-Supplements I've taken
-there's a little bit of data in terms of tiredness/energy/mood, mostly just the more extremes noted down
-When I've meditated
-And a few other bits and pieces
question for people who know things about analysing and organising data, boost+
So basically, I've had a few various personal things I've been tracking over the past year, and I'd like to try and put the data somehow into some sort/s of graph/s or w/e so it's easier to see correlations and patterns.
I'm just kind of clueless as to where to start here, 'cause it's actually kind of a lot of data of varying quality, and idk much about what types of data are best shown in what ways or anything. >
gender hot take
none of the following statements are categorically true:
- being transgender is a choice
- being transgender is not a choice
- your gender is flexible and will change over time
- you were always X gender, you just didn't know it yet
one or more of these statements may apply to you. if you interpret that as being the "correct" one, and apply it to others, you are incorrect.
r/traa post, may contain sensitive content
If this ain’t me... https://redd.it/etedqp
I asked an old activist from the struggle against nuclear weapons how people coped with the looming threat of the end of the world. She had 3 pieces of advice for me:
1. talk with each other about it how it impacts you individually. Yes, you have privilege and others are much more directly impacted. But this still impacts you and you are allowed to talk about how it makes you feel.
2. make our space inclusive to expressions of spirituality. it's a source of stability for many in scary times
i've heard that wearing glasses could start an addiction! 😭 I never knew! I got my first taste of eyesight at 11 and it just got worse and worse and now the first thing I do in the morning is put on my glasses! I get terrible migraines and blurred vision and severe vertigo when I try to quit. Glasses, not even once!
Maybe the top tip for men & white ppl is to shed–to actively fight against & destroy–the idea of ourself as a 'Good Person'. All our lives culture rewards & validates us for basically nothing, is designed to massage our ego at the expense of everyone else, is calculated to make us feel like the norm & prevent us from developing a consciousness of how we affect others & how they see us. We must be always awakening, interrogate & dissassemble our nerve-deadened selves to build functional humanity.
This article on adult AAC is a super quick overview but holy cheeseballs I'm sorta blown away and have a *ton* of good processing to do from it. Suddenly I'm processing *sooo* many things I already do/have done as makeshift AAC. Really looking forward to really digesting the article and reading a bunch of its cited works. Wow.
okay I know we love to post about gay hand-holding and mutual admiration under a 'lewd' CW or whatever but it's actually really good when people have gay sex. yes, the weird kind. yes, dirty and casual and un-fluffy. gay sexuality is often intense and raw and physical, and that's a moral good worth celebrating
White mayo made in NZ from ingredients imported from Switzerland. Early 20's. Boost+
May speak in third-goblin.
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