Completely forgot to do an #introduction, so here I go!
My name is Alexis Emmalyn Jayden, I'm a 20 (21 in January) years old autistic, disabled, non-binary, glutenfree vegan. As many others, I joined Mastodon for the sake of the Instagram boycott. I'm quite idealist, I believe all humans are capable of good (and therefore accountable when they choose not to be good) and I dream of a world without money or power, where people can be and love their true selves and not harm or be harmed.
To relax I sing, embroider, play the piano (if I have one available) and make collages with pictures of my chosen family. I generally enjoy listening to people rant about any opinions that don't cross the line of morals and values that I call basic human decency. I judge people on their worst, not their best, because it is in the toughest of moments that someone shows who they really are. Regardless, I will always hold hope that terrible people can turn around and improve themselves.
Feel free to DM me with your ideas to improve the world or rants about people who disrespect others. I won't be available all the time, but I generally like talking with people.
Mandatory reading for #MLK day.
Yes, the rich are consuming including much more than everyone else. But how much we are consuming and polluting is still ridiculous. This is why I am doing my best to be as #ZeroWaste as I can be in how I live. Do to my disability and many other reasons I may not always be able to make the same changes other people can, but that does not mean my changes and effort to harm the planet less if not valuable.
slavery, kidnapping conditions
okay here we go. so historically, dreadlocks are a hairstyle that directly comes from slavery. when my people were taken from our native lands and forced on the ships, they were crammed so tightly, they would often get drenched in each others bodily fluids. that, plus time, and general lack of access to hygiene, matted the hair of the enslaved people and created this "style"
Welcome to ClimateJustice.social.
If you have any questions or need help feel free to ask me.
The Arctic is changing faster than anywhere else on earth, and as the ice melts polar bears are set to disappear.
Great news, everyone! The website is now live and taking donations for the Refugee Trans Initiative! https://www.refugeetransinitiative.org/
This is the only community organisation for transgender refugees run by trans people, often themselves refugees.
Please help support this extraordinary mutual aid fund.
Please boost! Please give!
Call to action re: accessibility-
Don’t boost things that don’t have an image description. Add one yourself or prompt the author to add one first.
Stop contributing to spreading inaccessible media around, it only makes the problem worse.
We have so many new people joining Mastodon, and it will be helpful for everyone if they’re introduced to things like image descriptions from the get-go.
“Support Talib Atunde’s Legal Fund
gofundme link https://gofund.me/68ad35d4
His court date Feb 17 2021
I am calling for us to join forces to help one of our brothers who has been present on the frontline fighting for our people. Its time to support him by assisting with the funds for an adequate legal team. He will be tried in court soon for providing security in a PEACEFUL demonstration for black, white and brown people alike, in North Carolina, and needs our help !!!“
(Via Fred Hampton Gun Club)
ProTip: Remember to check your URLs for "utm_*" parameters
E.G. If I see:
"?utm_source=reddit.com" at the end of the URL you shared, I know you got it from Reddit
Or "utm_campaign=newsletter0120" tells me you probably copied it from an email sent in January of last year
These are never needed to actually reach the page you're sharing. They're just for analytics (UTM tracking modules) and will reveal where you get your information (to us and the site), which may cause privacy issues
if you're white and you use the internet, you have a duty to ensure that the spaces you are in are not a safe space for white supremacists. no, "oh but I like this person and they've never done anything in MY group" -- listen to us. listen to what we have to say. report people to the mods or if it's an ongoing problem, *leave the fucking group and let people know why you're leaving*.
make mods explain their decisions. make it uncomfortable. make it weird.
it's the LEAST you can do.
mutual aid request, medical
My boyfriend broke his glasses a couple months ago and finally has an eye exam appointment. He's already had to give up a job opportunity because he couldn't see, and he needs one soon or we may lose housing.
Before Saturday we need:
$85 eye exam
~$15 Zenni glasses + S&H
I also do commissions! Please see pinned post!
#WhatsApp vs #Telegram vs #Signal: A Detailed Comparison of Features and Privacy
This article does an okay job in describing the differences between the 3 services.
He did miss that Telegram does let you see the source code https://telegram.org/apps#source-code
As long as Facebook owns WhatsApp it's no longer a viable option. IMHO. Telegram is feature rich and encrypted. Signal has less features but is very encrypted.
I use both but prefer Telegram.
Autistic, disabled, non-binary glutenfree vegan living in Amsterdam. Do no harm but take no sh*t. Everyone has a right to basic human decency and self-love.
This is an official mastodon instance for activists of the global climate justice and social justice movement.