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Hello everyone! My name is Kelsey, I'm a 20something queer nerdy crafty woman living in OR. Exvangelical, ex-Catholic, enneagram 9, almost always spiritually confused. I'm in a polyamorous relationship with my gorgeous girlfriend (pictured left) and her husband; we have 2 cats and a puppy. I love writing, reading, knitting, making music, traveling, and playing board games.

Nice to meet you all 😊

Sitting on our patio listening to tunes and smoking a joint. Probably gonna see fireworks from the park a couple blocks away soon. Pretty sweet deal 😊

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This is inexcusable. Jesus said "So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me."
Matthew 18:4‭-‬5 NLT


In happier news though, my dear partner is doing so much better than she was in the first couple months of her pregnancy. She has the cutest little bump! She listens to baby girl's heartbeat with a doppler almost every day. We eat dinner together again, we go swimming at the pool, we go to garage sales. I'm so grateful to be building a family with such a marvelous woman.

family, pregnancy, homophobia 

And I know that I have it so, so easy in comparison to so many others in queer relationships. My parents are loving and supportive, I have plenty of other supportive relatives and friends. But still, it really stings to know that if I was expecting a baby in a conventional, straight, monogamous relationship, these particular family members would be incredibly excited for me. (2/2)

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family, pregnancy, homophobia 

Today I found out that as I had suspected, the reason some of my extended family haven't commented on my partner's pregnancy announcement is that they're worried/disapproving. Because apparently their concern keeps them from being happy for me. Because I suppose they don't see me as an excited mom-to-be, but as a vulnerable party in a questionable relationship. This is so hard, friends. (1/2)

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Almost everything important is fake in some way!

We create social constructs and build our own reality.

Different cultures like to claim they hold the truth and that other people are wrong or confused, but most things we talk about as being "real" can't exactly be proved.

We interact with each other by making stuff up.

All words are made up. Relationships are created. Social rules are invented and rewritten.

Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it isn't real!

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What do you see? ☀️ 

Think about what you're really seeing when you look at the trees.

Somewhere in the heart of our nearest star, hydrogen atoms fused together to make helium. The energy released from that created light.

That light then spent a hundred thousand years ricocheting around inside the Sun, bouncing off atom after atom. When it eventually reached the surface, it flew away into space at 299792 km per second, speeding across 150 million km in just 8 minutes, to a small blue planet.

That sunlight then hit a leaf, having some of its colours absorbed to nourish the tree, and the remaining green light was reflected away. The reflected light found its way to your eye, where it was focused onto your retina to form an image. That image was then transferred through your optic at 875000 bits per second to your brain which took just 13 milliseconds to parse it.

Everything you've ever experienced is an amazing and intricate collection of wonders and improbabilities.

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Today's gender is love and the smell of onions sauteeing.

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Pregnancy (+) 

Haven't been on Mastodon in a hot minute, but I'm so pleased with my partner's pregnancy announcement that I want to share it everywhere!! 💖

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Pt 2
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

John O’Donohue

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Beannacht / Blessing

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets into you,
may a flock of colors,
indigo, red, green
and azure blue,
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach* of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home. (Pt 1

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Feminist graffiti/Fiat billboard (1979), iconic feminist photograph by Jill Posner #womensart

@vishnu I love that your book and Lisa's both start with learning to see a simple dot in a different way 🔘

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A recent theory suggested female figurines such as the Venus of Willendorf could have been self-portraits by women of the Upper-Paleolithic period, sculpted as they saw themselves from the perspective of looking down #womensart

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1841 watercolour painting by writer of 'Wuthering Heights' Emily Brontë depicting her pet merlin, a bird of prey rescued from the moors. Brontë named the bird 'Nero' #womensart

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This image was taken almost entirely with light from the other side of the black hole that just barely escaped falling into the event horizon.

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