POETRY BOOK: DIS(EASE OF MIND) IS OFFICIALLY ON ETSY!
made by three nonbinary psychotic kids who are really struggling and could really use your financial help, dis(ease of mind) is a book about mental illness and queerness that is now available on etsy for only $15!
with poetry by narcissus (me!!), fancy typography by friday, and a beautiful cover art by nico, dis(ease of mind) is about magic, science, love, struggle, and success, all encapsulated in 15 poems for just 15 dollars! there are even two previews of some of the work above, so if you like this, you’ll love the whole book!!
please, please support us! we hope to make more books in the future, and share our struggles with people who hopefully feel the same way: alone in a world that will always be at war with our minds and our identity.
if you don’t like etsy, or for some reason there is not a copy available, you can always just paypal me 15 dollars at firstname.lastname@example.org!
(final warning: this book does contain themes of medication, suicide, disordered eating, alcohol usage, and a few other intense themes you’d expect from a book on mental illness; please exercise caution if these things trigger you!)
MEXICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT ESTABLISHED LOS ANGELES ON THIS DAY IN 1781
The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.
Black people, kickstarting everything since, you know, people
Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM950 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.
Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.
As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.
Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at email@example.com . (I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in firstname.lastname@example.org in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)
For more information, email them at email@example.com (note the lack of “pp.”).
From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans* people and their supporters. Please pass the word!
EDIT: The first version of this had a typo - the original fine is actually RM950 not RM960 as I had written. The converted amount in USD is correct.
Please donate if you can
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With Halloween on the horizon, here is Angie Jordan with an important message.
Yes, I’m re-blogging myself.
to all the white people with ideas
That last line.
(Have a big hug ♥)
Mermaids are fucking awesome
[approaches straight couple] so which of you is the yard sard and which is the yale sale