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Hello, I'm Kestral! I'm part of a team of polymaths building a new university focussed on interdisciplinary learning and eliminating admissions bias in higher education.

I'm also a writer, radio presenter, all-round-nerd and enthusiast. I love old technology!

I am proudly neurodivergent and an activist. Let's chat!

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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!

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Today's weather brought to you by that guy leaving his job at the Forth Bridge.

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Why is there no raisin emoji? Are you expected to make your own with 🍇 and 🗜️ ??

There’s something so perfect about putting jubilee branding on a theft detection device.

The Monarchy: punching down since 1066.

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Btw we had a nice (german) panel on why nf*ts are a really bad idea at @jugendhackt@twitter.com a few weeks ago. With views from hackers, indie game devs and artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysq_WI5iVSc&t=1s

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I am making a case for pronouns in email signatures, and while I can talk anecdotally and personally, I'd also like to link to some studies or external advice on the matter.

Anyone got any good links they could share with me?

An excellent post by @transponderings on Mastodon iOS clients!

Personally I've been using Metatext for a while and love it - but this post is a fantastic roundup of the available options and their various pros and cons.

eldritch.cafe/@transponderings

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Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon by Sarah Jaquette Ray

'The prospect of an unlivable future has always shaped the emotional terrain for Black and brown people, whether that terrain is racism or #climate change. Climate change compounds existing structures of injustice, and those structures exacerbate climate change. Exhaustion, anger, hope—the effects of oppression and resistance are not unique to this climate moment. What *is* unique is that people who had been insulated from oppression are now waking up to the prospect of their own unlivable future.'

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-climate-anxiety

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People in LA Took it upon themselves to paint crosswalks at dangerous intersections around schools and parks

Then the other day the city brought heavy equipment to grind them out to remove the paint

Can anyone help me understand how people see this shit happen and don’t become anarchists

Also I think only grandmas should be allowed to operate any sort of heavy equipment from here on out

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radical #jewish walking tour of #glasgow 🏴🕍

a charming and impeccably researched living history of radical jewish life on both sides of the clyde

and it's free!
run by the iconic @/golem_zine (insta)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LOrLB5lyFED_uA-B8NW3GuJOWgWVrjjMOLmt-4MApL0/viewform?edit_requested=true

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Neofeud is 70% off! Help some native Hawaiians pay some bills, do education work, & keep a roof over the kids as well as complete Neofeud 2! Also you get an anti-capitalist indigenous-made #cyberpunk game :)
https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
https://store.steampowered.com/app/673850/Neofeud/
More on Neofeud: https://octodon.social/@silverspookgames/105991409235206008

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a child is just a tiny, expensive comedian who lives in your home and cries sometimes

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UK politics 

“I’m not going to justify a news programme whose news anchor went out shouting obscenities about the Conservative party,” she said. “So, you know, they don’t do themselves any favours sometimes, the news programme.”

Terrifying - how is this not the headline? #Channel4 #NadineDorries https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/19/nadine-dorries-admits-sharing-netflix-account-with-relatives

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Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson

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I'm super proud and humbled to have been nominated for a National Diversity Awards category. It's a huge honour to have my work over the past few years recognised in this way!

If you'd like to add your vote to my nomination, or read more about it, you can do so here:

nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

We mark this day every year - and yet in 2022 things often feel more dire than they did before.

Let's use to remind ourselves that we are strong, valid, and deserving of love. You are MAGNIFICENT!

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