Don’t know

I honestly don’t know what to write today, lol.

I spent most of yesterday organising other things in my life, that when I got to around to possibly writing a blog post. I was really tired. I got to the end of the day, and had no clue what to write. I used to bring a book to work and write little notes on what topics I could write about.

You know something? I don’t want to write about the ones that I have left over. I just kind of want to do nothing. It’s one of the hardest lessons I am still learning about blogging. Just learning that it’s okay to not write a post all the time. I love this community so much, I just want to always be in communication.

I also had a really nice weekend, and just on Monday alone, it made me frustrated and annoyed, that no one learns anything.

Instead of writing a blog, I have decided to play a computer game and have a nice cup of tea, before before bed and off for my first day of work tomorrow.

There’s nothing wrong mentally or physically, I think I was just doing other stuff all day, like homework and gardening (my thighs are feeling it today) I just didn’t want to force my brain to work, especially if I didn’t need it too. I don’t have to post a blog every day, I don’t have to fight every day. Some days I can just sit and read. Some days, I can just sit and “be”.

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Trans Awareness Week

My little life for #TransAwarenessWeek There is a trans woman, I did not know for years is trans. I also know a lesbian whose engaged to a trans man and a lesbian whose dating a trans woman. Such a “fuss” I can fit it all in one tweet, lol. Its just not a deal in my life.

Also just want to say being a cis woman during #TransAwarenessWeek I have learnt so much about bodies, science and importantly #language from trans people. How it changes, how it has never stayed the same. How beautiful it is when used properly, and I don’t mean just grammar. I suspect that a lot of transphobic leaders know perfectly well what they’re doing. They know perfectly well the language they use, is only used to hurt and harm. Which is why when people start coming around, don’t let them forget it.

I have to admit I do laugh a lot when transphobes in particular, think that trans people, non-binary people DON’T know anything about sex. Apart from those in the medical and health industry, I would trust trans people more than others to understand how our bodies and sex works. They’re living it every single day.

When I started to write about my little life on Twitter. The first thing I was hit with was about the rape crisis center’s thing again. I am going to give credit too only two TERFs here. You can, in fact, apply for a female only crisis center, it just makes sense, right? I know of at least two TERFs who tried to raise money for them. The TERFs decided they wanted to sue Stonewall instead. The amount of centers Rowling could raise on her OWN, but CHOSE to sue Stonewall.

So, don’t come at me with “what about those women who want same sex crisis centers” You can literally raise the money for one yourselves, so clearly NOT that big of a deal for them. I’m not even going to start with jails/prisons. That’s a big topic.

It’s true though

I wish I could actually find the saying. But I saw an amazing quote about “Critical Race Theory” and why so many white Governors, and parents want it banned. It’s because, there’s nothing there for white people to be “proud” of. Let’s be honest, if there was something that white people could be proud of, they would have NO problems with teaching it.

But like I say myself. I have issues with my hamstring and sometimes my sciatic nerve. Here’s the thing, it’s like the pain in my leg. I didn’t cause the pain in my leg. If I don’t do things to help heal it, not only will the pain stay, it will only get worse. So I do things to heal it. When I feel the pain, I do things to make sure it doesn’t get worse. I will probably always have it, but I know how to heal it. If I work on it, it will take time, but I might even been able to help it completely, but it will take time.

“It wont happen over night, but it will happen”.

What am I learning?

I don’t know people, I don’t know, lol. It’s been an interesting week, just taking away “news” stories, especially from Fox and Sky News, has made life that little more bearable. I am not sure that I’ve really learnt anything this week. I think what has happened though, my brain has been able to think. Which sounds like I don’t think,lol. Taking out the unnecessary “news”, feels like my brain is freeing up. Too think about things a little bit more clearly.

I find that I get so consumed with the stupidity of it all, that I don’t see the good news. But the good news is out there. I totally get it why my brain is so consumed with the negative, but it’s so stupid, lol. You all know what I mean. All the things happening right now, it’s all dumb and unnecessary. Like just shove Trump in jail. If people “rebel” shove them in jail too.

Since trans people are real people and fought for their rights, like all groups who are not white religious straight men and , every human right Law, should be afforded to them, not taken away from them! Like, that’s not even a question too me.

No, one group on this planet can claim “perfection”. If we start punishing people because of one, we all need to be punished.

What I have become more clearer though. One of my problem this week was that I really hurt my leg. It’s an old injury and I had to walk fast through the rain one day and it flared it up. So I couldn’t even do things around the house and I had horrible sleeps, because of the pain. Because it’s not technically a week yet, since I started to want to pro-actively change my mind set. I’m not going to everything I’ve done this week, so far. Probably Monday.

I can feel already a change, just refreshing news stories, and blocking “news” papers/stations from completely pointless, Right Wing “news” people. I am also noticing that if I do ever come across, I am a lot more calm as well. As Right Wingers, tend to say the same things. So when you see what the “news” article is about. You know what to expect, which can be very useful. Sometimes I didn’t even have to read the comments to know what was being said.

Thursday Theories – Understanding

This is the problem with society today. It USED to be common that if you don’t understand something, you shut up and learn. It’s called having good listening skills. These days people will admit they don’t understand something, but it’s everybody else whose the idiot for you not understanding.

A quick break down.

Birthing person, pregnant person – Is inclusive language. It pretty much includes people who are not women, but are pregnant, so trans men. Birthing person can also include women who are pregnant, but will not be keeping the child after (for what ever reasons).

You might just be in an echo chamber.

One of the reasons I don’t block people straight up (unless they are particularly horrible) is because, unlike Joe Rogan, I am willing to hear “bad things” about myself. Because you know, I might actually learn something. Of course getting the clown emoji has happened to myself so many times, I always ask why now. Personally, I don’t think they actually know why, they just react.

But, what’s makes me different to someone like Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson, who don’t listen to criticism about themselves. You don’t learn, and you compound it by only surrounding yourself with people who only agree with you. Well there’s no hope for you.

That’s what an echo chamber is. You surround yourself with only people who tell you how are fantastic you are and never question you.

This is what happens on Facebook and Twitter a lot.

Like take for example the trans community. Pretty much every “first world country” cept the UK Government, and Texas. The majority of woman support trans women. It’s hard to see that with Johnson, or the BBC etc. But every single time something important comes out, women support them. It’s the men who don’t. So when I see a bigot say that FEMALE Prime Minister’s are pandering to men, ask them “How is she pandering to men, when men don’t support trans people”?

I don’t know about you all, I find that not agreeing with men, isn’t very “pandering” to them, lol.

Black History Month (US and Canada)

I feel terrible! I’ve been so wrapped up in myself lately, that Black History Month has just flown straight over my head. In the US and Canada, this happens in February, and in the UK and Ireland, it takes place in October. I would love to have on Australia, I just don’t think Australia is ready for that though =/

So for the rest of the month, I am going to make mentions throughout. This post is mainly about how you can support Black History Month, and I will probably repeat it in October. However, for this month, I am going to focus on America’s Black History.

We’re all here to read, learn and create. So I am hoping that you will help me learn throughout this month as well. If you feel I am over stepping my place, please let me know. Just as I am not trans, am I also not a person of colour, so please, let me know if and where I might be going wrong. I want to do this as respectfully as I can.

1. Support Black-Owned Businesses:

2. Learn About Noteworthy Black Figures and Their Contributions:

3. Donate to Charities That Support Anti-Racism Equity and Equality:

4. Purchase, Read, and Share Books by Black Authors:

5. Support and Learn About Black Women:

6. Listen to or Read “The 1619 Project” by the New York Times:

7. Participate in Online Events:

8. Attend Virtual Black History Month Celebrations:

At the moment, the US, is still very much in the COVID pandemic. So the more you/we can do at home, the better.

The creation of the month-long celebration stems back to 1915, when noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson created a themed week to honor Black history. In 1976, February was officially recognised as Black History Month, which over time graduated from being nationally celebrated to globally like it is in current day. 

I wanted to start this off with something fun! What could be more fun, than dolls! This for the young ones, or the collectors or the “child at heart”. For boys and girls! But that will be my next post =D

What a beautiful woman, there’s so much beauty in those eyes ❤

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The better part of the weekend at Grans

I have learnt to appreciate a LOT with my weekend at my Grans.

Anyway, apart from that and after the horrible first day. The next few days were alright. Mainly because, and I don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. We wrote notes to my Gran, letting her know where I was sleeping, the dates that I’m here too and the days and dates that my Aunt and my Mum were going to be here too.

I felt HORRIBLE that first day, and I think that I upset the routine, and I never truly recovered from that day, for the rest of the week. My stomach hurt the whole time, which is a tad annoying when your family lives near a beach town. I had all these plans, and they went “poof”.

However, I LEARNT a lot.

My Gran was probably the most influential person in my life, I learnt my Reiki and Tarot cards from her. She was a library manager, and surrounded all her grand children with books and plays and musicals. On my Mums side in particular, we have a pretty amazing family. We’re all different, but we get on really well. Like I would say my Mum’s family are probably my best friends.

So seeing my Gran just make up story after story. Which I don’t even know if you can say that, because to her, it’s the truth. She’s not “lying”, because in her mind, that all actually happened. Which is what makes going out in public, really awkward sometimes. Because she’s a local, living in a small town, and if you knew her, but not as well as her family does, you’d think nothing was wrong, she is still very articulate. She was introducing me as her grand daughter (correct), but saying to people that I had flown over. Which I have lived in this state my whole life, but also in Australia, most of the borders are closed to other states, because of COVID.

What I learnt over the past few days is just how important family is. Especially when one member is really ill. My Gran gave so much too her community, and between my Aunt, mother and I, we’re the only ones who really communicate with her. We all have a story of a “life long friend or family friend” ring her up, only to discover when we are there, they hang up. Not to be heard from again. Which has made me angry, because a LOT, if not all of her friends are now friends with each other BECAUSE OF HER.

I just hope they’re not treated the same way.

So, sorry about the story, haha. What I learnt is probably the best lesson my Gran has actually been trying to teach me my whole life “Don’t waste time. Live Your Life, and as long as it doesn’t harm you or others, life threateningly … Just Do It!”


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What have you learnt?

So, it’s about half way through the year and a little later in the day I write about what I have learnt during this month of Pride. What I would like to hear about though, we are pretty much through at least half way through the year (can you believe it!) Have you learnt anything during this year, so far? And if you have, would you like to share what that is?

It can be about yourself, it can be about the world. It can be something that you think is teachable. For myself, I’ve learnt to actually read someone’s profile before I respond to them on social media. I have learnt, you kind of get a idea of where that person is coming from.

A lot of the times, they are just a idiot, repeating the same bigotry mantras’. But at least I learnt that before getting into a endless “debate” of them being in bad faith. It has actually saved me a lot of time, and I’ve saved a lot of words, time and mental health.