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Thanks so much to everyone who came along to my session on allyship this evening. It was an absolute pleasure to talk with you all!

The recording and slides are here: kesgai.com/2020/08/06/summersc

Really humbled to have been a part of such a wonderful series of talks. Huge love to all my fellow presenters!

Hello! So far, 2021 has been all about health issues and not having time to think.

I'll be back, I promise.

Well then, happy new y̴̖̭͐̋̾e̶̦̹̻̚ǎ̵̛͔̞̙̕r̶̹̞̓

Right well, hello everyone. It’s Boxing Day, and you are a wonderful human.

Yes, you.

Kestral boosted

Hey, advice to the old users of Masto (as in, not new)

Stop being exclusionist to new members. Jesus fuck.

New people are new, they're learning, and they need to unlearn some of the FB/Twitter/Insta shit.

They may be a bit much at first.

Calm your fucking tits.

It's been 48 years since 'Walk on the Wild Side' - a song featuring positive portrayals of trans women - was released by Lou Reed.

And yet we still can't live our damn lives without people saying "trans is a new fad" or "it didn't exist in my day."

So hey, I'm doing a thing! Isolated or isolating this Christmas? Come hang out with me for a bit! I'm going to sit on Zoom for an hour on the 24th, 25th, and 26th and would love for you to join me.

Oh, hello again fediverse. I've been super unwell lately. How're you?

Have YOU been silenced by the liberal left in an 'accident' that totally wasn't your fault?

Are YOU now blocked on twitter for saying 'perfectly reasonable' things?

Well YOU may be entitled to *checks notes* shut the hell up and go away!

DON'T DELAY! Call 1-800-YOU-MELT today!

Today we remember those who have been lost to transphobic violence and hate in the past year.

Rest in power, you beautiful people.

Never stop standing up to hate. Never stop being yourself. You are loved.

Kestral boosted

no you see it's actually called Dracula's Monster, Dracula was the scientist

My cat has worked out how to mute my speakers, and now does so whenever a song comes on he doesn't like.

I feel so judged.

I've been super unwell this week, so am just catching up on my Masto streams - hello you wonderful people <3

Of course there's more work to do. Of course Trump being voted out doesn't magically make everything better. We still live in a world so divided and broken, we must fight to unite humanity.

But that doesn't mean people can't enjoy this moment. The relief that so many people feel right now - especially within the trans community - is valid, and so worth celebrating.

CW: a mild US election reference 

Day one of this year's and I'm making the most of time before lockdown by writing (COVID responsibly) in my favourite cafe.

I took the last two years off NaNo, and this year I'm returning with gusto... I hope.

If you're also challenging yourself to write 50,000 words this November, feel free to be my buddy: nanowrimo.org/participants/lac

Kestral boosted

in american they have this halloween tradition called "trick or treat" where they come to your country -- sorry i mean house! -- and they demand stuff from you and if you don't give it to them, they play a prank on you, such as throwing toilet paper all over your country-- sorry, "house"

I am transgender. My transness is not a threat.

I am having a genuinely awful day, physical AND mental health, so please send any spare happy thoughts you have.

CW protests, politics, COVID mention 

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