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- I'm a writer, ex-journalist, now at a branding agency.
- I'm bi. My family doesn't know this.
- I talk about gender stuff, mental health, films/tv, linguistics.
- I speak ok French but I understand it well. Also: Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic.
- I grew up in the Middle East, studied/worked in India, live in Toronto now. All these places are home but also not home.
- I like meeting/talking to people virtually! Say hi!
- I also like bullet points.

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The thing I noticed when I briefly explored Twitter yesterday was this feeling it immediately instilled in me to try saying outrageous shit--it's like you have to be hyperbolic to get anyone to notice you under the all-seeing eye of the algorithm

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the mode of a 'hero' overcoming a 'villain' offers an ahistorical model of development, where the thesis triumphs over the antithesis and is thereby strengthened. the mode of an enemies to lovers story, on the contrary, presents dialectical view, whereby the thesis and antithesis are mutually overcome, showing their historical contingency, and bringing out a new stage of development in the synthesis. in this ess

OH and it's not like if I chose to not have children, it means I want to make it big in my career. No, I don't want a big career either. This is something some "career-women" in family claim not to understand. "Then what do you want to do???"

It's almost like, there's just two purposes in life: procreate or profit. The binary gates to happiness.

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I'm at the age where, in the Indian subcontinent, it is considered to be the ideal prime time for "motherhood."

In thwarting coercions, I often hear them say condescendingly: "Oh you feminists think it is 'progressive' to be childless."

It's a very typical indian elder thing to say, but urgh how do you talk to them about *choice* when they've never been given the bandwidth to think of it themselves? They're so stuck in their ways, even if it's made them unhappy!

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Someday we will go back home...

A painting I made for my older brother's birthday. We have a special connection to the planet Jupiter that is too personal and too long to narrate here.

I am really proud of this piece.

#MastoArt #DigitalArt #CreativeToots

This last week has been such a blur. I have not been able to keep up with daily household routines, but I escape into video games

because completing game tasks felt more possible and satisfying than completing real-life tasks

oh no

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starting to think this gender thing is just something somebody made up

I don't like the defense for films/books older than a decade that it has problematic themes because "that's how things were at that time."

To me, art has to be radical and defiant of its time. Anything that builds on stereotypes or advances harmful beliefs is not art: it's propaganda, plain and simple.

You cannot excuse problematic art as a product of its time and social environment. That's a job done badly on part of its creator.

my 19yo cousin reminds me of me and I miss that nonchalant age when I knew nothing and no important thing was a bother and I could vainly obsess over myself without guilt

just sometimes

Ahhh, September, when every Monday is 7, 14, 21, 28, such perfect way to remember what date it is

food 

This guy I order cakes from must think I have a lot of friends to throw birthday parties for :goose_honk:

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Politicians complaining about climate change while not tackling capitalism or white supremacy are useless.

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You don't have a brand. You have a personality.

You aren't a company. You're an individual.

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Yo seriously, this is a real actual post I'm making

If you see someone doing Racism and trying to couch it in linguistics in ANY WAY, please point me at them

I literally have the college education to prove them wrong and I am DESPERATE to prove to myself I didn't waste my time and money on this degree

We're good at spotting when people do transphobia with this, but racism is also something that people will try to defend with "language" and I'm not here to let that stand

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I'm only here to see how all your cats are doing until they can toot for themselves

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One really obvious solution to the California wildfires would have been not violently murdering all the people who lived there and maintained the environment since like, forever.

Nothing gives me more joy than reading articles and blogs about grammar and sentence construction for languages i'm learning

literally nerding out ahahah

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I miss living in a place where I could just chill at a café window until midnight...

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Eldritch Café

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 quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.