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Welcome to mastodon everyone! I love seeing all this art posted. But we do have some folks on here who don't see well, and they really appreciate it if you add a description to your images. Just briefly what you're showing people, so that they have some idea what they're looking for.

I know sometimes it seems like too much work, and if you can't you can't. But it does make your work accessible to more people, not least because more of us will boost it.

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If you're at all interested in an image, I recommend checking the caption (in the web client, it should pop up on mouseover).

Sometimes it's just enough description for someone who can't see the image, but sometimes it explains what you're seeing or tells you why it's remarkable.

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If you find your mastodon experience too political, too meme-y, too science-y, or just not interesting enough, choose who to follow more carefully. Unfollow some people who fill your timeline with boring stuff; it's not a personal judgement, and you'll still see it if one of your friends boosts their toot. And follow someone who posts the sort of thing you like. Check out hashtags from their cool posts.

Most of all, post the sort of thing you'd like to see more of!

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horse cat is trying to tell me something. (food adjacent cat photo)

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To give us some pretty on UK election day, I thought I'd post 12 #Florespondence pics thoughout the day, one for each month of the year.

First up, Helleborus 'Painted Bunting'

#Plants #ElectionDayPretty

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What the researchers discovered was that magic came not from humans, but from animals. Or rather, from the relationship with them.

Those who gave their cats warm affection developed magic of shadow and illusion.

Those who played and pranced with their dogs developed the ability to heal and energise.

Those who sat quietly with their snakes became powerful diviners, and those who were kind to their mice could teleport.

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#microfiction #TootFic

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Wilma came in out of the rain and plonked herself in front of the fire

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excerpt from a conversation made boostable by request 

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some of acey's podcast recommendations 

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I think I take a picture of these same three trees in #CarkeekPark each winter. They are some of my favorite mossy trees.

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No, it's fine, I wasn't using that hand to...knit the thing I'm holding in, you know, my hand

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I can't tell you how valuable it is to learn how to sew. I know some folks will look at sewing and think "what is there to 'learn'"? You'd be surprised!

So many items would have been thrown away at my place if I didn't know a bit of sewing, since don't want to give away torn things

I'm sure there's a demand for torn things as well, but where I live, most folks are too busy or don't know sewing themselves to make use of them

Part of it is we never had home-economics classes in school

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You know, I bet sometimes people will think I'm ignoring them because I can't hear them over my headphones, and it makes me sad because I want them to know the truth: I'm ignoring them because they're being ableist shitheads.

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I promise you that unless a blind person asks for your help, we're totally capable of crossing the road by ourselves. Yelling at us to come over when you think it's safe, when you're crossing against the lights, has never helped anybody.

I know that intersection so well I knew the only reason it seemed safe to her is the lights were about to change. I know it's a terrible intersection where people turn without looking. I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! Please try to consider that I know what I'm doing!

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If a woman or member of a minority asks "but what about safety?" in regard to police and prison abolition,

it is never enough to talk about the harm that police and prisons do and how they are failing to create a safer world.

The other part of your answer must be about transformative justice, about community self defense, about early interventions in harmful behavior, about systematic anti-oppression.

If you do not address 'but how will I be safe?' I guarantee you will not convince them.

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White people do NOT have a monopoly on disability.

White people do NOT have a monopoly on being Queer.

White people do NOT have a monopoly on poverty.

White people do NOT have a monopoly on mental illness.

Your identity intersecting with marginalization does not absolve you of the access whiteness grants you. If your version of activism isn’t lead by the bottom tier of your marginalization then it’s just self interest.

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Nike and Smilla have their winter fur and they look much bigger now

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