Casual reminder, for the sake of collective members discoursing, I am:
- feminine presenting (that is to say, misogyny gets aimed at me even though I do not identify as female)
- not heteroromantic (dating a genderfluid person, have had crushes of multiple genders)
- mentally ill
- neurodivergent (ADHD)
- Jewish (and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors)
- a chronic illness sufferer who would be in chronic pain without medication (and who still has occasional flare-ups)
When I talk about reacting to Nazis, to ableism, to sexism, to aphobia, etc…it’s not theory for me. It’s all very, very real. The fear of antisemitism is huge to me because I have read my grandfather’s memoir about the camps, his stories of what he and my grandmother had to do to survive. The fear of health insurance in the US going off the rails is huge to me because I know what state not having my medication will leave me in–and how much it costs without insurance. Like…I’m not talking out my ass just to talk.
I try, generally, to limit the amount of discourse I put on this blog, but when I do discourse, it’s because these things are really, really important to me and my life.