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i'm shel i'm 24, non-binary/de facto a trans woman. i'm a "significant figure in mastodon history" and former big deal dev. i appreciate marx and do DSA/Refoundation stuff. i write poetry. i'm a queer shitposting furry. i'm working full-time while doing grad school for library science on the side. I made sailingroughwaters.com which is a mental health resource targeting marginalization/microaggression-induced stress. find my shit at datapup.info also twitter is @datapup_@twitter.com

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Hey y'all, Philly Socialists, one of the most promising leftist organizations in the country, is raising funds to provide pabdemic disaster relief mutual aid across Philadelphia, one of the poorest major cities in the country. They do amazing work and pioneered the base-building model of organizing that has found so much success in tenant's unions and community gardens. Now they're responding to COVID-19

If you can donate it would be so impactful.

chuffed.org/project/philly-soc

@shel one of my fav & first mastodon bandcamp finds was Night of Mourning by @papichulo – a queer afrolatinx NB trans man w/a rich, amazing voice & beautiful, pure love-song lyricism
mxvalentino.bandcamp.com/album

@shel Smoulder is a Canadian heavy metal band who flew to Greece for a tour, like, as things got really awful and immediately had to fly back to Canada. If you like classic heavy metal and sword-and-sorcery subjects, I highly recommend their music. They're an up-and-coming band without the backing of a major label so cancelling an entire tour hit them really hard.

smoulder.bandcamp.com/

@shel Fox whom got laid off yesterday and makes music that's too good to not be world famous. store.diym.tv/album/welcome-to

@shel Anything by Archie Pelago. One of the members also makes amazing games under the name Cosmo D, so that's another great opportunity to give them money archiepelago.bandcamp.com/

To start: go buy the full discography of nickyflowers.bandcamp.com you can't go wrong with a Nicky Flowers song

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In this thread post musicians who could use the money rn. Whose music should I buy make recommendations.

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NEW CHAPBOOK

itch.io/jam/poetry-jam-februar

My new Chapbook for @hologramvin's February Poetry Jam 2020 is PUBLISHED! WOO!It's a 40-page book of mostly haiku about trains and trolleys and lotsa stuff but mostly about family, memory, and moving on.I will be recording an audiobook version to be released as a patreon-exclusive very soon.

itch.io/jam/poetry-jam-februar

shelraphen.com/new-chapbook

My new Chapbook for @hologramvin@twitter.com's February Poetry Jam 2020 is PUBLISHED! WOO!

It's a 40-page book of mostly haiku about trains and trolleys and lotsa stuff but mostly about family, memory, and moving on

itch.io/jam/poetry-jam-februar

My poetry jam chapbook is alllmossst done just needs some finishing touches then I'll release it for free and post an audio recording to Patreon. Regular Patreon content will resume later this month probably gonna queue it up during spring break from grad school.

curious about the details of the cult I was in? and what exactly the poems in Jovian Flesh & Fauna trying to describe, I tell the gritty real stories without the metaphors in the author commentary being published on Patreon. What IS a Sleen? It's on patreon.com/shelraphen

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I just recently on Patreon posted a poem about a bunch of queers doing a nude ritual in a lake under the New Moon, and a poem about class disparity fucking with our relationships. On the 15th I'll be posting a poem about your co-worker being replaced by an anthropomorphic insect

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I just wrote a poem about recovery from unhealthy behaviors using a Sonic the Hedgehog metaphor and a poem about the embodiment of Hedonism trying to seduce you and fuck you instead of thinking about the state of the world.

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(just got told my car needs brake service and it'll cost nearly a month of rent, and my job didn't give me any hours for a few weeks because we were closed, so yeah time to shill for my fuckin Patreon MaPa needs that gig economy money)

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The only way to get hard copies of my chapbooks right now is through pledging to my Patreon. You get the chapbook mailed to you and access to nearly a whole chapbook's worth of exclusive content on Patreon; including poems about alienation from (E)stranged Earth, my next chapbook

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