Just your friendly neighborhood librarian reminder that Little Free Libraries is a group that does stuff like partner with cops and is often a part of gentrifying neighborhoods. You can read a really 🔥 overview of some of the major issues here https://journal.radicallibrarianship.org/index.php/journal/article/view/17
I'm pleased to announce the release of the #CollectiveResponsibility #LaborForum white paper this morning, "Collective Responsibility: Seeking Equity for Contingent Labor in Libraries, Archives, and Museums." get it here: http://laborforum.diglib.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/09/Collective_Responsibility_White_Paper.pdf or from our OSF repo: https://osf.io/af9hz/
Playing a dungeon game where a neural net is DMing has a lot in common with lucid dreaming.
Text in particular is slippery and resistant to being read.
So I was working on building a thing for this dude as an author (for stuff) and I have come to the conclusion that he's obsessed with tattoos. like. WAY. WAY obsessed.
how would you feel if you were a college student in this dude's sociology class?
A story from tonight’s guild—Sally...this crazy grandma, Sally. Using crazy here admiringly. She. She quilted a dang pretty quilt. But she used gray thread to quilt the brown borders.
Then Sally entered it in a show. And she thought 🤔 —gray thread, brown fabric. Bad choice.
So, using ??? Sally...wild and crazy Sally...painstakingly colored in every stitch of the gray thread. She colored it brown.
Sally won a blue ribbon.
(she also had an amazing story about a network of people keeping someone on a ventilator alive during Sandy's power outage by taking his batteries to a place they could be recharged.
Her point ISN'T that networks are amazing or a narrative of heroic action ... her point is that it took awareness that this person needed ventilator help and then sustained, repeated, coordinated action to make this work.)
They might be mean or grumpy. They might be exhausted. They might just be too disabled to easily form friend groups and support networks of their own.
There is a LOT of blessing that comes from networks. Disabled people are damn good at showing up for disabled people. But that can't be the only options we have.
One thing I greatly appreciate about Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's work is that she reminds us that people who are unlikable or unfriendly or grumpy and also disabled don't not deserve care just because they aren't popular enough to have strong networks of support.
Relying on personal networks, friendships, and essentially popularity/likeability is not sufficient for everyone.
here's the pattern/tutprial: http://sy-elsk-lev.blogspot.com/2012/10/fabric-origami-ornament-tutorial.html
Stitch the planet! Piecing together a life as best I can.
Death-positive Mennonite quilter who works in library tech.
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