aquenigmatic: (rod of asclepius)

"Warring Ideals in One Dark Body"

Impermanence is Permanent

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Created on 2009-05-17 00:07:10 (#344251), last updated 2010-08-11 (453 weeks ago)

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Location:California, United States of America
"Look up in those trees,
and you can hear my whole style swaying in the breeze.
This young veteran is still shedding,
crawling out of old skin.
You've been reintroduced again."

--The Remnant

I'm a Black, Taoist, agnostic, kinky, genderqueer, polyamorous switch working in research for entry-level wages and to finance my education in health care. People who have intersecting identities--feel free to drop me a note and introduce yourself. Even if you don't have anything in common with me, if you can engage respectfully, I'll try to do the same.

I want people to understand that fundamentally we are all more alike than unalike. We all are carbon-based life forms made of atoms. We breathe, sleep, and puke on our caregivers. We cry. Neither your perfect gender nor the holdings of your bank account mean anything to me. Until humans find a way to come together that does not necessitate exclusion of others based on the arbitrary or sometimes the hereditary, until enforcement of rigid and often unattainable goals and roles by mercenary means is finally seen as an unnecessary and damaging thing to the types of social order where everyone can win, there will always be people like me who walk among you, harboring the refugees of misunderstood.

The quote in the title bar is from James Baldwin.

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