Hello Friends, Comrades and Family,
I am writing to ask for support in my travels to the Allied Media Conferece this year. My workshop “Radical Queer Sobriety” has been accepted and I am preparing to return to this fertile conference for more inspiration about liberation. I’m asking for help because I will be graduating this June, have no job lined up (am looking) and have just enough budgeted income from gigs to make ends meet but not enough to make it to the AMC.About me:
Fabian Romero is a Two Spirit Queer Chicano poet, blogger and artist. Their sincere poetry and stories stem from their experiences as an Economic Refugee, speaking two languages, Queerness and survival as a agricultural migrant laborer. Fabian was born in Michoacán, Mexico and came to North America when they were seven years old. Since 2007 they have performed poetry and facilitated anti-oppression and self care workshops throughout North America. Their poetry and stories have been published in several zines and publications including Uproot zine, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics and To The Exclusion of All Others: Queers Questioning Gay Marriage. Currently they are pursuing a BA at Evergreen State College with a focus in writing, social justice and film and are a part of the Brown Boi Project.
About the Workshop:
In this closed space for self identified radical queer sober folks or those considering sobriety, this workshop will help build or hone skills for navigating queer spaces that are often centered around drugs and alcohol. My goal as a facilitator is to have participants walk away with more understanding of how addiction is connected to ablism, how to set boundaries with people we love and how to take care of our needs to maintain our sobriety. I’d also love to build connections and friendships.
Thank you for considering this. Thank you for your support. I value each and every bit of it whether you donate a little or share this link.
thank you to all the folks who contributed to my fundraising goal for the Allied Media Conference. i’ve been really touched and honored and honored to have your support.boost! fabian is doing a really rad thing! support them if you can
So excited for you Fabian!
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, your own world is going fall into some kind of strange orbit around you; this week, everything’s going to work out the way you need it to. Every single thing is going to be okay. Try to believe this, try to let it move you, try to let it light your way. This week you can be daring, you can be weird, you can be your best self. Spend your days with the people who believe in your magic even more than you do. Spend your days outside; spend your days with the windows open.
Taurus: This week, the world’s going to unfold itself slowly and carefully. This week, the things you’ve been waiting for will start to show themselves. If you’re not patient you could walk right by and not notice the hints of green; if you’re not patient you could walk right by and never see the bright moments of gold. You might not even realize how long you’ve been waiting; you might not even realize how bad you’ve needed the gentle love your world can show you this week. Live quietly and listen to songs about joy.
Gemini: This week, feel the world you move through speeding up, and feel yourself speeding up in it. Even if you don’t yet know where you’re going, let yourself pick up speed. As you move through your days, let the energy of the sun and the sky and the street build up inside of you; let it keep you going. Keep moving this week, even if you’re not sure where, even if you’re not sure why, even if you don’t think you’re ready to arrive. Watch thunderstorms this week, watch the tides. Trust that you’re where you should be.
Cancer: Some things might feel messy this week; some things might feel strange, out of order, mixed up. This is a week for rearranging, for putting the pieces back together, for changing the shape of your world if you want to, if you need it. It might not sound like it but it’s such a gift, such a blessing, such a chance. This week you can rebuild your heart and you can rebuild your home and you can make things better; you can make it right. Cook foods that take a long time; cook meals that make you feel strong.
Leo: This week, watch the world around you pick up color, watch it gain in brightness, watch it shimmer like sunlight on a lake. Your world is going to be full of such beauty it could knock you over; your world is going to be filled with such a clear gentle light, it won’t even make sense. Let this goodness fill you up; let it make you brave; let it make you the kindest version of yourself. Call your family. Fill your house with flowers, or eat fruit, or watch the trees outside begin to bud.
Virgo: You’re maybe going to feel like you don’t know everything you should this week, like you’re in the dark, like there are doors you need to open, like there clues and secrets and keys you need to find before you can finally live. Try to remember that you already have the things that you need. Try to remember the steel in your bones and the warmth in your heart. Write letters, write in your journal, write stories you can look to when you need to be reassured that you’re wise and you’re brave and you’re true.
Libra: This week, if you want, you can make so much noise. This week, if you want, you can get noticed, you can be seen. Think about your sharp edges, think about your most jagged dreams. This is a week for speaking the strangest truths you can. This is a week for letting yourself breathe and letting yourself grow. Think about the noisy songs in your heart and let them sound in the night. Let yourself glow like a beacon, let yourself shine like gold, let yourself catch the light, let yourself light up your town.
Scorpio: This week, everything’s going to be okay, and your world is going to be a little soft, and your days will be filled with small bright things. This week, you can believe that everything will only get better and better; this week, you can make it true. Feel the strength that’s been sitting inside you, quiet and sleepy all winter long. This week, feel your own weird power move through you, feel all the things you can do, and don’t hold back. Don’t be scared of your own vitality. Drink so much coffee and watch the sun rise.
Sagittarius: This week is going to be full of turning points, full of possibilities, full of invitations to change your whole life. You don’t have to say yes, but try to pay attention, try to always remember that they’re there. Try to always remember that everything could change. Try to remember that there are exits, there are ways out, there are different lives that could be yours, if you want them. It’s not about the changing, this week; it’s about the choosing, it’s about living the life that you’ve built on purpose.
Capricorn: This week is for living in goodness, as much as you can; it’s for living in light, it’s for living in long sweet afternoons, it’s for going to the park and watching your world get green. Try not to worry so much about your plans; try not to worry so much about your bright bendy future. Try not to worry so much about how to live best, just let the morning sun touch your face. Listen to the music that pours out of other people’s windows, other people’s cars, other people’s headphones on the bus.
Aquarius: You’re going to be given so many choices this week; you’re going to be given so many different ways you could live. Try to be as daring as you can. Try to be guided by courage; try to be guided by your dreams more than your fear. This is a week to make choices that seem strange even to the people who know you best. This is a week to trust your guts, it’s a week to trust the wisdom that lives in your muscles and bones. Tell your weirdest stories. Listen to Joanna Newsom.
Pisces: The world is going to show you so much this week; the world is going to stretch out like the widest field, like the longest highway, like the densest bluest night. This week, it’s okay to ask for what you need, in this huge strange world. It’s okay to tell the truth to anyone who asks for it. It’s okay to tell your friends how you want to be treated, how you need to be listened to, how you need to be loved. Listen to the ocean, listen to the river, listen to songs about staying.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.
There are so many fruits you haven’t tasted
so many beautiful songs you have not discovered
spices you’ve never heard of
and intriguing conversations you haven’t had
there are oceans you have not felt
and plants you’ve never seen
books you’ve never read
and souls your heart has not touched
this Earth is incredible.
There are so many reasons to be excited about life.
The Environmental Protection Agency has doubled its estimate of the amount of crude oil that leaked into a nature preserve in Ohio through an underground pipe.
According to the Associated Press, federal officials have calculated that more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil seeped into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve by the time they first noticed a 5-inch crack in the pipeline on March 17. Initially, officials projected that 240 barrels of oil, or 10,000 gallons, had spilled.
Anonymous asked: as a moon worshipper i want to sincerely confirm, moon is a gay trans lady. xe passed this knowledge to me when i started worshipping xem. xe and the ocean are real gay for each other and their love created all earth life. xe loves you and is very proud of everyone for revealing xir divine truth.
i love the gaymoon so much