National Sorry Day

What’s the purpose of National Sorry Day?

In addition to acknowledging the trauma and loss that continues to affect Indigenous communities, families and individuals, National Sorry Day also provides a chance to focus on healing and pursue reconciliation in Australian society.

Reconciliation Australia

Because of what’s happened in Texas and this day always brings out the racist “I didn’t do anything to hurt them” Which honestly, most of the time, they have been completely racist to Indigenous Australians. They may have never “harmed” Indigenous people, but they haven’t been kind either.

A little vindication

One of the reasons that I am so annoyed by the Depp vs Heard case, is because I see my Dad so much in Depp. The eternal victim, he has a pure heart, he as never done anything wrong in his entire life. It’s everybody else with the problem, not him. You don’t have to be educated to see what Depp is doing, IF, you’re paying attention.

Anyways, one of the big reasons, I dislike what Depp is doing is because I see SO much of my father in him. Anyways,

After finding out something that happened over night and in the last couple of days. You have people working on the POTC films saying that Heard’s editorial had no impact on Depp’s career. In fact what happened was Heard’s career was affected, more than Depp’s. Depp’s career has been his own undoing. Like even Heard’s supporters are saying “she’s not innocent in this” HOWEVER it’s Depp supporters who are saying that Depp did nothing wrong,

As I have said before, numerous times. Heard admitting to her part, does not mean Depp didn’t do anything.

I’m in therapy…

And have no shame about it, haha.

Seriously, if I didn’t have anxiety issues I would still go and see a therapist. It’s honestly great just to sit there and talk to someone with no real fear of judgement or repercussions, lol. I would highly recommend anyone use one. Even if you don’t suffer from anxiety or the like of.

This is where I “grind my gears”.

There are far too many people out there who call Conversion Therapy, “talking therapy”. Now if Conversion Therapy was actually just “talking therapy”, it’d just be called Therapy. But it’s not, because that’s not what Conversion therapy is about. It’d be like saying that Conversion Therapy is the same as Physical therapy, putting the word Therapy in there, doesn’t make it the same.

18th May (’22): International Museum Day — ° BLOG ° Gabriele Romano

International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day held annually on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event highlights a specific theme which changes every year reflecting a relevant theme or issue facing museums internationally. IMD provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert […]

18th May (’22): International Museum Day — ° BLOG ° Gabriele Romano

Self-Esteem

A lot of bigot people just do not have it.

Which is why they fall very easily for propaganda.

And it never stops amazing me how many people, being rich = a good person. When most of the time, it is very much the opposite of that. How jealous we are because they’re so good looking and rich, and have successful…

Well you may be rich, good looking (well a little bit) and have a great career.

But you’re still a terrible person, haha.

Being rich, good looking and a great career, doesn’t mean for a second that you’re a good person.

I could be the poorest of the poor, no career and be “ugly”, and I would still be a better person than you.

Because that’s how self-esteem works.

The anti-trans people may have the Republicans, the Tories, the Religious Right Christians and a lot of the right mainstream media’s ear. But I have the majority of people who stand with me when I say “trans rights are human rights”. That makes me the richest, the best looking and the best life ever!

So when you say to someone like me, after your “tweet” got 3000 “likes” of people who think cis is offensive (that’s pathetic by the way). You laugh and say to me “How does it feel to be part of a minority” I can reply “I’m not”, because one, I don’t NEED Twitter likes to determine who or who not is correct. Two, I’m not part of a minority and I can show all the facts and figure. You’ve got anon twitter accounts. Thirdly, I’m a straight white cis woman, I have a LOT of privileges and that shows a distinct lack of morality to call me a “minority”, because you got a lot of Twitter likes. That’s not what a minority is.

Also there are 330million twitter users.

IDAHoTB

I remember when I first saw this acronym. I thought that it had something to do with the Hobbit, lol. It’ s not though, it’s the day for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries.[3]

The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, as it was originally known, established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May 17. That date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

So instead of interacting with bigots, I am choosing today, instead. Too give a shout out to some of my favourite LGBTQIA people.

Well since I love books, how about a site specifically for trans writers! Check them out, and if you’re trans, give them a “call”.

This lady is an amazing LGBTQIA Ally, and a fantastic sexual education educator (lol) She’s hit a bit of a financial snag.

If you could help Stonewall UK, in however you can. That’d be appreciated too. JKRowling spent 50,000 pounds on a Lawyer whose suing Stone wall. Because her Law Chambers wanted her to take down anti-trans tweets. Which Bailey didn’t do, and still kept her job. So of course that’s all Stonewall’s fault, and totally stopped this Lawyers free speech.

Thank you to the New Yorkers, who have set up a Bill for any trans refugees within America. Though it’s sad about the circumstances.

Stop buying “news publications” like the Daily Mail, who can, on one day, have up to 7 anti-trans articles.

Of course, any small business owners that are LGBTQIA friendly, safe and are represented by LGBT people. Always give them a helping hand if you can. Even you can’t afford to spend money. What about helping them volunteer?

Some small LGBT businesses I follow and have bought from:

https://www.minus18.org.au/

Lee Williams on UK Etsy

Today is a really good day, to show the LGBTQIAS2 community what they mean to you ❤

Let’s be honest, the worlds a bit shit right now.

Mass Shootings,

Body Autonomy being taken away

We have the big election this weekend (can you imagine what the Murdoch media is like!)

Anti-LGBT is a lot of the Murdoch media around the world. By the way, just as an semi-curious question, is there anyone you’re waiting to die? Not related at all.

Elon Musk may or may not buy Twitter.

I would like to know, apart from turning off social media, apart from the turning off the news. How do you cope when the world is pretty much, well crap.

I, probably obviously, like to read. I will just sit and read.

Now I enjoy gardening. I’ve gotten a couple of disgruntled text messages, because I went to check on the garden, ended gardening for a couple of hours, lol. Do gardening without taking your phone outside.

I play my games, so my Sims, Planet Zoo and sometimes Age of Empires.

I have so many colouring in books, lol

I guess I like to create.

Creating things makes me feel useful, if only in my own little world. I think that’s the important bit. You have to make sure you feel useful, even if it’s only for yourself, or too protect yourself.

I’m also sort of stuck right now, I want to create a home for my partner and myself, but he’s s fussy! Like he’ll say he’s okay with me making the home more of a home, but then you know, he’s clearly not. Because it is his home. He bought it, I help out with shopping and bills, but it’s legally all his. Sometimes I have to sneak things in. Or plan a good time for a “reveal”. It puts a hamper on things, lol. He buys this beautiful house, that I don’t actually like. But then he wont let me do things, so I can make it more “homey” and a house I like, lol

I used to have baths, but the bath plug broke, lol

And of course, music. Mostly Enya when I literally need to “sail away” in my own mind, lol

International Nurses Day

The theme for the 2022 resource is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence.

International Council of Nurses releases posters, digital promotional tools for International Nurses Day, 12 May 2022 #IND2022

Nurses, the secret superheroes of the Hospitals ❤

Australian Government – Dept of Health

Feminism vs the Patriarchy

Ugh, lol

I know that transphobes are being intentionally stupid, but sometimes.

Transphobic people are all “We’re feminists, because we don’t want males in our sports”. That isn’t feminism, that’s patriarchy. The patriarchy is all about keeping people into set boxes. Feminism is about equality, seriously, look up the definitions.

Feminism recognise’s that not all are put neatly into little boxes. It’s equality for all. Take trans athletes, as an example. People are NOT going “I’m a man/women” and then the very day they’re competing in high level athletics. Especially at the high level competitions, there are rules for trans people. They have to have a certain level of testosterone or estrogen before they’re allowed to compete, things like that.

You cannot just declare you’re the opposite sex and then the next day you’re in the Olympics in that category, it just doesn’t work like that.

There are trans people, intersex people, non-binary people. There are women who can give birth, who don’t want children, women who can’t give birth, women who want to be an surrogate. Women who adopt. Gay people, masculine looking women, feminine looking men. Like other’s have said better than me, the patriarchy likes to reduce people from human beings to nothing but bodies. This is what most bigotries do. It’s what racists, misogynists, misandrists and of course, transphobia.

Basically, every bigotry is for the patriarchy, anti-bigot is feminism, haha.

They vant to suck my blood

So I can literally go from the front door to the car and get bitten, at least 5 times.

How do mosquitoes sniff out humans to bite?

This is a completely fascinating article, if your all Science and Biology, this will intrigue!

The article takes a look at possible reasons why Mosquitoes choose their victims, and one interesting observations was that that they do seem more attracted to humans than other animals…Of course, lol