We came together. Opened up to one another. Had a kickass workout, and had more laughs than we could count. 😂#thankyou to the #girlmeetsstrong #community of #strong, resilient, compassionate women who made it out today at @crossfitencino !! 💪🏼✨💕

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A while ago, I entered GW2Community’s fun raffle thing, not expecting to win or anything.

But it turns out I did! Whoooooooooooooooooooooooop!

Thanks to GW2Community for the great prize. Although [RPS] and I do lots of things for the wider EU playerbase, it’s really GW2Community that consistently field daily PvE activities, rain or shine. Very glad to support them, even if I hadn’t won!

A full list of GW2Community’s events can be found here. Their Facebook page is updated pretty often too.

a major reason I haven’t been active is because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the pervasiveness of “identitarian” politics here and elsewhere – i.e., the belief that identities are pre-discursive (I have always hated this word but I don’t have another way of explaining it right now), the kind of politics that attach a moral status to identities, the subsequent construction of identities in terms of/against/contrary to identities considered inherently morally-reprehensible … which ultimately results in the necessity and maintenance of those morally-reprehensible identities + the power relations between those identities, and so on – like, identitarian politics are completely futile and harmful

it’s so overwhelming and I don’t know where or how to begin dissolving it since it’s such an important part of how people understand politics in general


I love butt stuff. I hate spiders. I stole a pen from the bank. I cried during ‘About a Boy’…the soundtrack! I can see why women find Clive Owen attractive to the point where I might just as well be attracted to him. I use comparisons to Hitler to win arguments on the internet at the drop of a hat. I know nothing about wine. I’m more turned on by women in pajamas than lingerie. I just wanna know that they’re comfortable. I didn’t get Inception. I didn’t get Inception! There’s so many layers.

Detroit is getting a neighborhood of tiny homes that homeless people rent to own

A local nonprofit organization called Cass Community Social Services is spearheading the project, which will build 25 single-family homes ranging from 250 to 400 square feet. The first house was completed in September, and six more are expected to be built by the end of the year.

At least half of the 25 houses will be occupied by formerly homeless people, with seniors, college students and Cass staff members making up the rest of the population. […]

When they move in, residents will start by signing a one-year lease with a stipulated rent that amounts to no more than one third of their monthly income. They’ll continue to sign new annual leases for their first three years in the home (as long as they pay rent on time and comply with the rest of the terms).

After three years, they’ll be invited to sign a land contract that amounts to the total rent for four subsequent years. After paying that off (seven years after moving in), the resident will legally become the owner of the land and home. Their rent will have essentially bought them the house.

Fowler says the hope is that the homes can become cushions the residents can fall back on in times of crisis, and can allow them to take out loans with better interest rates.

“You have something to leave on generationally in your family, which is part of the American Dream,” [Reverend Faith Fowler, the executive director of Cass] says. […]

Once complete, the neighborhood will also be exceptional for another reason: Each tiny home will look unique. Cass purchased 25 individual sets of architectural plans, ranging from Cape Cod to Victorian to Modern styles.

“Everything is very different on purpose so people have a pride in their home,” Fowler says.

Now that the initial model house is finished, the rest of the homes are expected to be built in batches of six. Because they’re so small, each only requires five weeks of construction and costs an estimated $40,000 to $50,000.

The development is completely funded by private money, much of which has come in the form of grants from organizations like the Ford Motor Company and the RNR Foundation. So far, Cass has raised $800,000 of the desired $1.5 million.