The latest episode of my podcast with Alley Valkyrie

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(public essay) “Unless you’re incredibly rich, you better learn to compost, and to garden, to save water and to cook for yourself, to repair clothes and tend wounds, to preserve food and forage for it. And you should learn this soon.”

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Protected: Starting From The End 4: Already Seen

June 28, 2019 — Enter your password to view comments.

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Note

March 1, 2019 — 3 Comments

For the last nine months, I’ve had to field multiple harassment and smear campaigns by a handful of people who claim I am a crypto-fascist and hate trans people. One of these people, by the way, runs a minimum of six different twitter accounts which they use to repeat this assertion.

Now, though I have no illusions that they will ever stop doing this despite all evidence to the contrary, I’m posting this statement for the rest of you.

First off, I’m not a crypto-fascist or an actual one, either. Years of writing against fascism (including a long essay today) should be enough to prove this, but if that’s not enough, consider how brutally honest I am with my political writings and existence. I don’t hide being gay, or an anarchist, or a polytheist pagan, or any of the other things that make people judge me–why would I hide that?

Secondly, and more importantly, I honor, respect, admire, celebrate, and will defend anyone who decides to claim and forge their own existence and way of being in the world. This goes especially for trans folk, who have a hell of lot more courage than most of the rest of us ever will. We should all be so fucking brave.

This is my final word on this.

Like I said, this won’t convince the handful of crusaders. But this isn’t for them anyway, it’s for you.

–Rhyd

The Outrage Machine

February 6, 2019 — 6 Comments

On the fundamentalism of social media

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