Rejecting experiential knowledge of the body perpetuates oppressive structures. Think about who has access to university… medical school… who has the time and resources to take the MCATs… that would be primarily white, able-bodied, cis ppl. To even be admitted to medical school, you need to somehow please the patriarchy, the majority-cis white men who decide who gets into medical school. Marginalized groups of people that don't have as much access to health care and medical knowledge and training have other ways of talking about and transferring knowledge about the body that should be respected and taken seriously.
Trauma changes people. Trauma has changed me. It has changed my priorities and values. Some things I value more after processing my trauma: Family and friendshipSlownessSelf Care and Not Thinking I Need To Be SuperwomanMy authentic voice and expression Pizza and Haagan Dazs Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice CreamBy body as it is at any given momentBeing unapologetically queer as fuckYou know what? I love who I am now. So, trauma: fuck you, and thank-you.
I used to classify myself as "liberal" because I was an optimist, and now I identify as "radical" because I'm an optimist. For me, that shift happened when I expanded my imagination beyond the existing societal framework and realized it'll be SO MUCH BETTER for everyone I care about if we make completely new systems.
You don’t have to be a software or web developer or even know how to code, in order to automate some of the more mundane tasks on your list of things to do on the internet. I’d like to introduce you to two free services that can make you feel like you have an assistant.
I know that not everyone needs to empty their inbox every night in order to fall asleep. However, I do know that most people wish they were more organized when it comes to dealing with their messages.
Cultivating flow means that our creative work blossoms when we feel the freedom to make whatever the hell we want to make – the pressure to make something that is in “good taste” is not part of the vocabulary of flow. We can and should celebrate the experiments that end up as misfit appendages of our core opus as we expand our perspective and skills…and in the meantime gain more courage to escape any boxes we find ourselves in.