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21 June 2010 @ 09:30 pm
So it's been about... 4 years since I've been here? =/
My new LJ is sillystonerr, btw- can I get accepted on that one?

Uhmmm... well basically this is stupid but I just went through a shitty ass break up and I found out all my friend are coupled up for Pride this year =( I'm not really looking forward to it, now.

I was wondering if anyone was going to Seattle Pride this weekend?
Maybe we can meet up and I can pretend I'm not so pathetic haha.
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For March and St. Patrick's Day, let's talk about heritage and history.

Some things to think about:
  • What nationalities compose your heritage?
  • How do you feel if parts of your history or heritage have been disenfranchised, marginalized, or othered? For example: If you're Jewish living in a Christian city, how does that make you feel around Christmas? If you're not Irish on St. Patrick's Day, what does the sea of green mean to you?
  • How is queerness a heritage for you, or how is it part of your history? Is queerness your heritage?
  • Do you think that heritage plays a role in shaping who you are?
  • How do you relate to your family?
  • Do you have a relative or ancestor who has helped you shape who you are?

04 November 2008 @ 10:29 am
hola, chicas, chicos y beings de genderlessness,

if you are in the united states today (and i apologize for this u.s.-centric post to all y'all non-americans -- i know it's annoying when americans think we are the center of the universe : ), please VOTE if you haven't already! this is the first american presidential election in history where any candidate has truly valued young voices and has cared enough to mobilize us -- and one of the first elections where young voices could cast the deciding vote.

i, personally, think this is going to be the election of my lifetime. whoever you're going to vote for, get out there and do it.

if you're not sure where your voting location is, check out google's interactive voting map.

love love love,

andrea liam "voting booth" bechen



This poll has two questions: One if you ARE a registered voter in the U.S. and plan to vote, and one if you are NOT a registered voter in the U.S., don't plan to vote, are under 18, etc., etc. (I stole this very scientific polling mechanism from gsa_lj.) Please only vote in the question that applies to you : )

Poll #1291177 Andrea Liam`s Super-Scientific & Unofficial U.S. Presidential Poll

If you are a registered voter in the United States, who are you voting for?

Sen. John McCain/Gov. Sarah Palin (Republican)
Sen. Barack Obama/Sen. Joe Biden (Democrat)
Rep. Bob Barr/Wayne Root (Libertarian)
Rep. Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente (Green)
Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez (Independent)
Other (please specify):

If you are NOT a registered voted in the U.S. or you're under 18, etc., who would you vote for in the presidential election?

Sen. John McCain/Gov. Sarah Palin (Republican)
Sen. Barack Obama/Sen. Joe Biden (Democrat)
Rep. Bob Barr/Wayne Root (Libertarian)
Rep. Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente (Green)
Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez (Independent)
Other (please specify):
10 October 2008 @ 10:51 am
Hi ladies, gentlemen, and genderless beings.

After stargrrlgeiger's note regarding why she's leaving and another longterm member leaving recently because he wasn't sure how he felt about being trans-identified in a place identified as a "woman's space," I'm here to ask: What do you guys think about the inclusiveness of dyke_riot?

* Do we work hard enough to be inclusive?

* It is possible to be named "dyke riot" and still celebrate the identities of those among us?

* Do we marginalize people with non-"queer-mainstream" or "gender normative" identities?

* Do you feel like dyke_riot has marginalized your identity?
(If you'd prefer to discuss feeling marginalized by dyke_riot or any of these other topics without identifying yourself, that is sososososo okay, and I've set anonymous comments to be screened. If you post anonymously, only I will see the comment unless you specifically ask for it to be unscreened. : ))

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Please keep this civil and focused on the topic at hand. This is not about pointing fingers at specific people. This is also not about telling people their opinions are wrong. I feel like this topic has the potential to get inflammatory, and personal attacks are just not appropriate and are in fact entirely contradictory to this post being a safe space for discussion.
14 June 2008 @ 07:11 pm
fresh meat!Collapse )
Mood: okayokay
Listening to: catch my disease -- ben lee
05 April 2006 @ 10:57 am
We are a work in progress.

We are women. We are ever changing. We are beautiful in our own ways, powerful and outspoken. We're not afraid to be silly. We're not afraid to speak our mind, judge when and however appropriate. We are true to ourselves, expressive and craving change.

I don't think it's fair to expect much of anything out of a riot. What does a riot entail, if not unrestrained massive movement? It holds no particular weight or direction. It's just a catalyst in and of itself.

What I'm trying to say is, everyone will get something different out of this community. Some people are here to have fun. Some people are here to express themselves. Some people are here for support. Some for sisterhood. Some for causing a ruckus.(;p) Some in the name of art.

If you don't find what you're looking for, we're sorry... but I think you're not looking hard enough- or maybe we're just not for you. I can respect that. Maybe you're just not ready for change. Maybe you're not ready to get on your soapbox and make a personal declaration.

I love and respect everyone who contributes and breathes life into this otherwise empty shell of a community. We are nothing without you.

Whatever you choose to share, comment on or partake in- you are a riot in and of yourselves, and I have so much respect for that.

Rock on, ladies. ♥
30 March 2006 @ 11:19 pm
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Location: home
Mood: coldcold
Listening to: silence
29 March 2006 @ 02:22 pm
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