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except Ritalin isn’t a “mind control drug” it’s a legitimate form of medication used by people with ADHD.

yeah you were going really strong until upholding ableism which is in fact very intertwined with what you were previously criticizing. but no- you ruined it. fuck you.

'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing


Two of the three amazing panelists were a part of DIBs (Diversity in Books), the group of editors who helped create the CBC Diversity Committee. Alvina Ling and Stacey Barney not only talked about some of the barriers (to entry into the publishing world along with publishing more inclusive stories), but highlighted some of the amazing bright spots in publishing that need to be celebrated in this conversation. Some of these include:

  • Diversity committees instituted inside publishing houses
  • Titles written by and starring people of color that have reached the bestsellers list
  • Outreach to schools and universities (in-person and through virtual career fairs that introduce students early to the possibility of a career in publishing)

After about an hour of moderated discussion, the conversation was opened for audience participation. One question that was asked of the panel near the end was, “To continue to move the conversation forward, but also as a means to institute more action and change, what collaborations/partnerships/programs would you like to see instituted to help promote more diversity in-house as well as get more books supported that are written by and about people from different cultures?”

Some of the panel’s answers?

  1. More scholarship programs for publishing programs/internships to help with the financial burden of getting your start in publishing
  2. More partnerships with media outlets to cover more diverse offerings
  3. Finding a way to utilize celebrities to endorse reading cross-culturally
  4. More support systems to allow individuals to be in the publishing world (like mentorship programs)





Taking Back Idiot Nerd Girl

I thought this was a super interesting take on the meme, seen as how I was at one point a novice too.


Yes. All of this.

The last one. So much. Does it make you feel good? Does it make you feel powerful? To be the people who made you feel horrible in high school? This is a question I often have to ask of 50 year old men at conventions. It’s like they’ve forgotten. 

The last one is the fucking best.



Gender, Sex, Biology & Trans Women

Many of us understand sex and gender as categorically separate when envisioning trans women. How do we enforce transmisogyny through biological essentialist views of what we define as “sex” when imagining trans women? This storify examines how we enforce physical & ontological gender violence through non-consensual cisnormative separations of sex and gender. Sex is very much a gendered concept with its own colonial and violent baggage.

Note: This is a partial storify. Read the full version here 

She went off and ya will deal and learn.


if her legs aren’t shaking when you’re done then you’re not done


Columbus Day Fun Fact: A Catholic preist named Bartolomé de las Casas, who transcribed Columbus’s journals, wrote the following regarding the genocide:

"There were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over 3,000,000 people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it."





Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service by Kiki - love the jumping photo. Photo by 威丸さん



your greatest fear


your greatest fear

The Mike Brown they don’t want you to see. Never forget. #nojusticenopeace #staywoke #arrestdarrenwilson

(Source: socialjusticekoolaid)




Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover

Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?

Tune into Z’s UStream tonight to watch developments live. 

was she really carrying a loaded weapon though?


Missouri is also an open carry state