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Today Is Carrie Fisher's Yahrzeit

Content/trigger warning: death For those who don’t know, the yahrzeit is the anniversary of death according to the Hebrew calendar. On a yahrzeit, it is appropriate to light a special 24-hour candle and have a moment of silent introspection before saying “may his/her/their memory be a blessing” in Hebrew. Because I’m converting Reform, I decided…

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The Story of My Twitter Handle

Content/trigger warning: cursing, mention of several forms of bigotry Story time. Those who follow me on Twitter know that my Twitter name is now “Mara The Id of Social Justice RAGE Lee”. This is because of a horrible interaction I had with a popular elitist, fauxminist YouTuber several years ago, and I’ve decided to laugh…

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I’m on Facebook!

Here’s my page: https://www.facebook.com/This-Is-for-You-Carrie-1840949102700857 There isn’t really much there now, but I will be posting things there from other activists, organizations, and various people who are more eloquent than I am. No, this isn’t the giant step forward for my mental health. I’ll post about that within the week (I hope).

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Two Years Now…

Content/trigger warning: Death mention Carrie Fisher left this mortal coil exactly two years ago. I still miss her so much. It still seems unfair that she’s gone. I’m currently doing something she would be proud of, I think. Something that will improve my mental health and make it much easier for me to engage in…

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Several Things…

Content/trigger warning: discussion of ableism, including common emotional abuse techniques, cursing (do I always warn for cursing? I should, seeing as I curse like I just discovered the words) Hey! Guess who did NaNoWriMo and didn’t blog for a whole month because she was busy trying to hit 50k? This lady! (I did finish NaNo,…

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She Would Have Been 62 Today

Dear Carrie, Happy birthday. I hope wherever you are now, you have some awareness of how much your life mattered to so many people and that the world is worse off without you. And I hope that there are no saneist assholes there, even though if there were, you’d be giving them hell (no pun…

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Walk in Red Instead Challenge

Content/trigger warning: mention of person-first language, discussion of ableism The Walk in Red Instead challenge was originated by the runner of the Tumblr blog walkinredinstead. I fully admit I didn’t have the spoons to put a lot of effort into this, but for what it’s worth, here is my completed challenge. I did a similar…

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