New users?!?!?! Hi, I'm Guerrilla Rain. I'm like Sailor Moon, but ratchet. I have been in the fediverse for almost two years, so I'm like a veteran veteran.
My advice is to: (1) be nice, (2) ask for help, (3) content warning and caption your stuff, (4) don't be afraid to get weird.
Sexual assault, r. Kelly Afficher plus
Unfriendly reminder that Gaga sang a duet titled "Do What You Want With My Body" with R. Kelly the same year she made that award winning video about college rape.
And backup reminder that every time I mention this as a reason I no longer consider her a Gay Icon™, that I am met with silence and vague hand gestures.
YO! PSA time!
I'm a psychiatric nurse practitioner, means I prescribe and manage psych meds, I'm a trans poly queer that likes helping out the folks who have less of a share of the pie than the rest. You got some medical questions? You got some psych question specifically? Feel free to hit me up for some free-ass informal advice! Consider it a perk of being not a white cishet!
Bookface facial recognition is creepy and racist Afficher plus
(I deactivated Facebook's facial recognition a long time ago.)
Yesterday I posted a very cute photo of me holding my favorite dog friend, and Facebook's facial recognition tool tagged someone else as me. I deleted it because it was weird and moved on.
Today I accidentally clicked in the tagging box around my face and it again suggested a person--black with natural hair and about my complexion. It thought I was her. We look nothing alike. Wtf.
The departure of @bea is proof that the fediverse is not universally the amazing savior-of-the-socials that a lot of you think it is. I am very glad if you’ve found a safe place. I am very glad if you’ve found a community. But this place can be harder on people than the places we fled and we do not protect or defend people the way we should. We turn tribal and nasty and drive people away. I am guilty of this too particularly if you know my older alts. We all need to do better, be better.
a dreamer of dark, whimsical girls and books and love 💕
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelque soit votre langue.