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hey, i'm dino, pronouns they/them.

i joined mastodon bc of recommendations from folks on insta. i'm not yet sure what i'll be posting here, maybe art, maybe ramblings about my queer identity and experience.

i'm mostly looking for a place to connect with other queer and trans people.

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i reformatted a zine i made earlier this year to post it as a thread.

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i was frustrated with the language used to describe gender and how limiting it is as a nonbinary/genderqueer person to use language centered around the gender binary. this is what sprung from that frustration:

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sneak peak of a phone background i made available for my ko-fi supporters :^) been drawing this froggy guy a whole bunch recently, new character perhaps

#mastoart

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If you didn't "thrive" in 2020

And you just "made it through"

You did good, friend

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i think of all the hugs
that the year has stolen from me

the handful i’ve taken
that hung around my neck like a badge of shame

i want to go down to the river with you
i want to put on my bathing suit
let the cold water drift between my toes
tip the rim of a glass bottle to my lips

i want to sit in the sand of the beach
i want to take my shirt off in peace
the warmth of the shore used to hold me
the ocean felt like a mother to me
bobbing up and down on a boogie board
just hold me

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get ready, the "hindsight is 2020" jokes are coming

6) some people asked for a pdf version of the zine. here it is:

frogwatching.itch.io/describin

it's free because i want this resource to be available to everyone. if you like, you can leave a donation. enjoy!

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5) if you like this, please share it. if you use the graphs to describe your own gender, tag me if you post about it. i'd love to see how other people experience their gender or lack thereof.

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i reformatted a zine i made earlier this year to post it as a thread.

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i was frustrated with the language used to describe gender and how limiting it is as a nonbinary/genderqueer person to use language centered around the gender binary. this is what sprung from that frustration:

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harm reduction art including drug paraphenalia 

a little graphic i made... in theory we'll be making them into shirts for the harm reduction collective i work with! #harmreductionart

i really like how it's possible on mastodon to lock an account and still post publicly

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Call outs and anti-social empathy thread

1) For a long time I've been pretty pro- the "call-out culture isn't real" camp until I read a book over the summer about trauma and neurobiology that breaks down the concept of something called "anti-social empathy" (I talked about this awhile ago I'm thinking of going through and pinning some old posts so maybe check that later). Anti-social empathy is something literally everyone engages in, but some people operate more from that space than others.

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Ok promised explanation on what anti-social empathy is (re: my earlier thread).

1) David Schnarch defines empathy as simply the ability to interpret the thoughts and emotions of another person/creature. This is an inherent ability that everyone has, it is reptilian brain stuff- it's how you look at a snarling dog and know it's a good idea to back off.

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Gender, linguistics 

Teach me about how gender-neutral expression (pronouns, names, grammar, workarounds etc.) is done in your language! Feel free to boost

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Queer update: I'm feeling lovably and bisexually queer.

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Enjoying myself, just to spite all this other bullshit that's happening

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