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A Thanksgiving for Public Education: Free, Life-changing, and Available to Everyone

Originally posted on Ryan Boren:
Howdy DSISD (and all school districts), With the Thanksgiving break approaching, I want to convey my thanks to you defenders of public education. “Free, life-changing, and available to everyone.” That’s what I and my peers have fought for in open source tech, and it’s what y’all fight for in education.…

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Why I Fight

Originally posted on An Intense World:
I want you to imagine someone talking to a deaf person, yelling at them, complaining that they won’t listen. Imagine this person insisting that the deaf person be disciplined for refusing to listen and, because he wouldn’t listen, to be disciplined for subordination. We would obviously find the person…

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Mostly Unnoticed

Originally posted on Jake Allen Sharp:
When I am happy, they think that I’m mad When I am mad they think that I’m sad Tears that I cry, like the stars in the sky Mostly unnoticed by those walking by ? Thoughts in my head are hard to express So I sit down awhile and I…

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Review: ‘The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye’ by David Lagercrantz

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Rejection Sensitive What??

Originally posted on So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better:
As I drive home from work, the wind beats comforting patterns across my shaved head and I sing boldly along to the music pouring out of the speaker. I admire the beauty of the landscape and think of how lucky…

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Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media by RAINN

The Catalysts for Change Para leer en español, haga clic aquí.“The media can be a great tool for increasing public awareness about sexual violence, but it can also pose challenges for some survivors. Portrayals of sexual violence in movies, television shows, the news, and social media can prompt negative reactions, from flashbacks and anxiety to feelings of sadness or […]

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Autistic Burnout, Shutdown or Alexithymia perhaps? (Life rant)