It's 2020. I've trashed almost all my old drafts. I'm not the same person I used to be, but no-one is. My old self wouldn't recognise me, but I don't recognise her, because I'm different now. My future self will also be a stranger. She'll be more, and different. Each day we get more damaged, … Continue reading Transcendentalism Eco-Inspo
Ethical consumerism is a tricky beast. On one hand, you want to buy ethically and not contribute to exploitative tax-avoiding planet-killing companies. On the other, you only have a limited budget and time, and the alternatives can be hard to find and expensive. https://youtu.be/OagTXWfaXEo Fear not, for your efforts are meaningless! To be exact, your … Continue reading 3 Ways To Make Ethical Consumerism Make a Difference
A popular image of the SJW is that of a self-appointed, brutal and totalitarian thought-policing dictatorship, completely opposed to free speech and any expression of dissent. It’s not a well-liked representation. However whilst student activists exercising their democratic right to protest is hardly an abuse of power, there is a grain of truth to this … Continue reading Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.
Political ideology is often hypothetical. The clue is in the name: “IDEA-ology”. It can be exhausting. It exhausts people to live in ideological space for too long. We become disjointed, disconnected, unreal and out-of-touch. It affects anyone who lives and breathes passionate ideology, whether you agree with them or not. Whether it’s a hypocritical triggered … Continue reading Real Life Is Boring But Precious: Why Not Everyone Can Be An Idealist
Hi I've been growing as a person. I got my autism diagnosis, which I barely believed would actually happen until it did. I've been seeing a therapist, which I barely thought would be worth it until it was. I've been focusing on myself, which wasn't worth it...until it was. I started this blog because I … Continue reading Something is Better Than Nothing
My feminist empowerment days appear to be over now, left for the young people, the people with the time and the energy and the freedom to follow their interests.
Read Part 1 and Part 2 here! Abandoning the idea of winning people over? On the internet? What is this heresy! One of the heralded values of the internet is the freedom of speech and thought and self expression on it, but what is the point of self-expression if no one is going to be … Continue reading No Winners? It’s Not About Winning
Initially, I started this blog because I wanted to start a discussion, or create a resource. I was sick of the insular Tumblr politics, and sick of the prevailing dismissive attitude found everywhere else on basic concepts like body positivity, racism, and capitalism. Every day I find a new pet peeve that I wish people … Continue reading You Won’t Do Your Research
Just a little post to say I am currently writing again, and taking it more seriously this time around. I'm keeping track of the time I take, and working on posts regularly, and I've found a structure that I believe is going to help me get more interesting and relevant posts out more often. I'd … Continue reading 2018 Blog Maintenance Post and Update: Thank you
(This is carrying on from this post: Being the Sole Social Justice Warrior) So many people have blogs and opinions. So many people work in government and in media. So many people vote opposite to how you would like to vote, whoever you are and whichever side you are on. For every activist conference there's … Continue reading Why Social Justice Warriors Can’t Just Pick Their Battles