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Dire Thing :autism: @dirething@weirder.earth

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If you have questions about or , I'm a non-white you can ask about such things to. It'll be 100% from my personal perspective and I cannot possibly speak for every atheist, particularly every atheists of color or other minorities. I don't have opinion on white atheist culture that's different from my opinion on whites in general, so don't ask me to excuse or care about their racism or other shitty opinions/ideas. I'm not here to clean up their mess or whatever

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For some reason I got a lot of new followers over the weekend. Welcome!

Note I'm not white. I don't care about white opinions, and I don't hold whiteness sacred. I'm a brown Native before I'm anything. I hate when you claim our words and our lands. I hate everything you've done to us and other native peoples. I have no plans to forget the crimes perpetrated to Earth and its people for the last 500 years. If my lack of respect for your deadly race is a problem, you can fuckoff right now.

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I'm a weirdo with a lot of labels and I'm probably very different from you.

I'm working on starting a lifestyle blog, training my service dog prospect, homeschooling my neurodivergent kids, and running a damn household with few spoons. I actually love all those things despite having spent 99% of my life feeling chronically suicidal. It's a bit surreal, how fucking optimist I am these apocalyptic days

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I created a Trello board to chronicle my training of my service dog prospect. Check it out to follow our journey together! trello.com/b/wHZVFYSW/service-

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Looking at #trello alternatives, that I can run myself, and the lead image on this article made me laugh because I'm an #Indigenerd lol opensource.com/alternatives/tr

If anyone has any experience with such things or suggestion, lemme know, eh?

#FOSS #opensource #linux #projectmanagement #kanban

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I have #ttrpg material that needs a cultural/diversity consult from a PoC, specifically a black woman from the American South. It's 3000 words, set in a steampunk alternate 1880s world. I'm unemployed and can only afford $20 flat rate for the review, or trade for any of the necklaces I've posted for sale. Anyone?

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Today in the #AfricaDay, it is important to question which is the role that play by the large multinational firms within the continent.

Here, while many point to #Chinese companies in #Africa, the main companies of natural resources extraction are not Chinese.

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hey what should i write a short form technology blog post about and or a little tiny program or something

I have the tireds. Please send spoons. 💚

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Was on the youtubes and stumbled upon a who is an /#serviceDog handler! youtube.com/channel/UCXkffk19P

Her channel is tiny and new, you should probably subscribe if you're a weirdo like me!

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I think my knees are going to explode >_< I hate pressure changes more than many things

Having a big fuzzy is cool for hugging and dpt but very tiring for the brushing

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white dudes, could you please bother to use the content warning feature? It's simple, easy, and makes the fediverse a very nice place to be!

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Autistic People. So, new Research. Different social skills, not broken ones.

annsautism.blogspot.com/2019/0

"In essence, what we are demonstrating for the first time is that autistic people's social behaviour includes effective communication and effective social interaction, in direct contradiction of the diagnostic criteria for autism. We have, for the first time, uncovered empirical evidence that there is a form of social intelligence that is specific to autistic people."

In other words, different social skills, not broken ones. We have our own social signalling and can co-operate and interact effectively....with each other. Likewise, non-autistic people can generally co-operate and interact effectively...with each other. But put one of each group together, and they both tend to misunderstand one another. They don't feel rapport with one another, that sense that you just 'click' with someone and understand them.

This isn't a new theory, of course. Dr Damian Milton has been discussing Double Empathy theory for a while now. kar.kent.ac.uk/62639/1/Double%

My is so beautiful it kills me

Made this photo the banner on my @unfitmisfit account because she's so great

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Here's a photo of our little #dog, slightly overcoming their worry of water. It's funny\sad for a duck tolling dog to be afraid of water. They spent too long in shelters it seems

Also I made them a collar! They've been wearing my big service dog's first collar but it knots up their cute ear fur

#making #dogsofmastodon

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