That’s right, Pride Month is over, and Wrath Month has begun!
Today in the US we’re gonna have a lot of American Pride going on, a situation that has not always had the best cachet, but has lost even more in the past few years, and a ton in just the past few weeks. Expect to see people waving their version of a pride flag, and remember what they do when they see ours.
I honestly don’t know what to do with all of the local and national news that is just constantly washing over me. Admittedly I block a lot of it out. I try to find a few sources that I can stand, and read things on my own time without spiraling down.
I am not fully off of social media, but the more that I’ve been away from the mainstream platforms, the more I wonder why we make the tradeoffs that we do for them. I’m always told that for the average American Facebook user under the age of 40, it’s the place that can help you keep track of events and birthdays and stuff. But shared calendars already exist, and we could do all of that without another app with just a bit of curation. Why do we subject ourselves to such crap?
Instead I’m filling my time with more positive things to outweigh all of the anxiety attacks and depressive episodes and self flagellation that have become my life over the past few months. Board game time with friends, including new games and new friends. New cartoons and old shows. Check out Dead End: Paranormal Park on Netflix! We just started it but there’s already plenty of trans and autistic joy and representation and I’ve fallen in love with it immediately.
Now’s my ask: share with me something that has brought joy to you recently, however big or small. It’s a rough world out there, but we only make it better together 💝
If you made it this far, why not share this newsletter with a friend? Or share with me some of the things that you found that you liked this week. Either way, I’m thrilled!