Hello, my name is Em. I’m dis-abled, I’m crazy, I’m queer, I’m trans.
And my voice is breaking – hope you can handle that.
Many people cannot be here today – the increased risk of corona is just one of the reasons. The lockdown restrictions were hard for many. For example, queer teens and children had to remain in unsupportive or hostile environments. Important medical procedures were postponed indefinitely.
I also read so often about how little my life and the lives of those who are especially endangered are worth. How easy it would be to do without us and how much more important profit is. Clearly, eugenics and capitalism go hand in hand.
There were also some good things: many people now have an insight into how it feels when you are not able to go to bars and events or shopping on your own. That’s how it is all the time for many dis-abled and chronically sick and poor people – before corona and after. Perhaps we can maintain all of the barrier-free measures – measures that have always been demanded but were only feasible once everyone was afflicted.
Loosening the restrictions means that now many people are once again alone in their isolation. Let’s keep the solidarity and keep an eye on one another!
People suffering from mental illnesses are often demonized – yet we are more frequently exposed to violence than the mentally healthy. Especially Black people and people of color with mental illnesses and disabilities are affected by police violence and medical racism.
Left-wing circles also make fun of apparent and actual mental deficits, illnesses, and the physical features of racists and co. They do so to distance themselves from them – but don’t criticize the discriminating statements and acts, rather just push the sick and disabled further to the sidelines.
Mental illnesses are not a personal problem – they often emerge from the pressure to perform and compete in capitalism and from the constant exclusion and discrimination. Moreover, it can’t be that therapy must be paid by oneself.
Many trans persons need vital provisions to mitigate gender dysphoria. Lacking acceptance, long waiting times, expensive examinations, and harassment by insensitive doctors and therapists are anything but helpful.
This health system traumatizes over and over again.
Activists faced with multiple discrimination burn out one after the other because they not only have to deal with all of the majority society crap, but also tilt against windmills each day in their own communities.
I want that we all can not just survive, but live!
A good self-determined life for all is not asking too much.
We must destroy capitalism.
We must fulfill needs instead of criminalizing and controlling humans in need.
We must open the borders.
As white queer people, we must fight together with black queer trans people.
As Marsha P. Johnson said: “No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”
Let’s build barricades instead of barriers.
since I don’t bleed anymore, I always have nightmares about it – great
LOL I’m really bleeding, bloody hell!
hi I have to tell you something good! someone switched with me, so my appointment in the trans clinic is already ON MONDAY!!!
no pushing, please, I have 3 expensive reports about my transsexuality in my bag
A P P R O V E D
euphoria kick, cause for once someone at the health insurance office called me up by “for last name”
2 pharmacies don’t have it in stock, GIVE ME THE TTTTT
five o’clock tea
me, 2 days on testogel: me so strong, me so confident, me ruling world soon
last week I had so much energy. but this week zero. typing is so exhausting, phew
psychotherapy in a dependent relationship is such bullshit
eugenicists come out of the woodwork all over, it’s just old and chronically ill people anyway, right?
my panic about birthday planning has been resolved
start of week 3: I think my face is already getting a bit more edgier
oh noooo, psychotherapy cancelled due to corona
ok, slowly I’m really getting in a panic, perhaps should do something else…*read articles about people in the usa who pay extreme sums for corona tests*
it’s crazy, it’s my birthday tomorrow and I’m just happy and I see a future for myself, even though I’m in a panic cause a lot of things are pretty bad at the moment and going to get worse.
best birthday present ever: chelsea manning is free! 310 Likes
I can’t throw a birthday bash, instead I have a _viral_ tweet (sorry haha)
OPEN. THE. FUCKING. BORDERS.
measures from health insurance, they can just as well stay like that after the pandemic…..
protect homeless people from the police challenge
me at the beginning of series binge watching: oh shit, keep your distance, oh a party – how weird, no, no kissing! me after several episodes: oh shit in real life is corona… :o
corona – the aprés ski virus
math is so weird. said yesterday: till tomorrow, 2 more people have to die from corona in AT. and then it’s really like that and it is doubling every 3 days and someone keep me from calculating please
is ischgl really called the ibiza of the alps? that’s so funny
6 pm: people yodeling from their windows in the tenth district??????
I am from austrofascism
today I’ll try getting my meds with as little as contact as possible, wish me luck
there’s a case in the home where my opa lives
social darwinism and eugenics everywhere. it’s really a lot of fun to learn how many people would rather see me and other disabled and chronically ill people dead to rescue their beloved capitalism.
pride is cancelled.
summer night concert postponed to autumn. why not the pride too?
it is really slowing down. no longer 3 but 4.3 days until the corona cases double.
my opa is NEGATIVE! <3
but solitary isolation is still such a drag when you can’t really do much by yourself anymore
4 calls + 1 email later I can finally pick up all my meds in the pharmacy this evening, pheeeew
my family doc goes like: “but that’s testosterone, what do you need it for then? skin?” yeah I would really love loads of pimples in my face :D
tweets for people whose parents STILL act irresponsibly
look, there’s an edge on my cheek!
have to stick notes with “back straight” everywhere
regards, working cross-legged bent over my laptop
bought a load of snacks today, that’s nice
why does everyone know how to sew all of a sudden?
and why do you all have sewing machines?
boomers make corona ski region april fools’ jokes
this year is an april fools’ joke.
village life becomes awfully accessible now
now order easter breakfast with Holy Thursday egg
did you know there’s a village in AT called st. corona am wechsel?
T Y R O L – the place of extreme tourism
sorry I was nagging about your sewing. I urgently need a mask, actually
testosterone week 6
half of my seat pad is gone
when does the vaccination come???
I want a live ticker!
getting ads for asparagus on instagram, what’s that for a timeline, actually?
take emergency pills only when I really feel like shit and have already suffered for a long time, otherwise I haven’t earned it … why am I like this?
can’t the world work together on a vaccine… aarrgh
uugh I smoke so much in isolation – it’s disgusting
body, why do you need to torture me like that?????
2 months testosterone already – where’d the time fly?
sleeping pill isn’t working today
I was on the countryside and again did not manage to out myself and cried afterwards.
my mum asked what’s wrong with my voice cause I sound like Edith Piaf hahaha
nooooo rien de rien, noo je ne regrette rien
why are video conferences so exhausting?
everyone is writing books, why can’t I write a book, I wanted to write one already as a child before my psyche got all fucked up
how many followers get you a book contract?
don’t even make it to 1 article – take this tweet instead
I went to the countryside by train and car
but still don’t dare to take the subway across the city
I’m running out of ideas what to cook
not being able to visit friends after an op is also very sad
the advantage of online plena without video is that you can cry on the side
trump’s hydroxychloroquine saying will again have chronically ill people not getting their drugs – thanks a lot for that!
(it doesn’t just help with malaria, but mainly used for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus)
bought a pack of jolly ice cream sticks, that made my day
just had a really good therapy session
but next week I have to… l-leave the house again…
I’m not ready yet
3 months T: the voice it breaks breaks breaks
mystic place AKH hospital – now all the more mystical!
didn’t pick up a new trauma during checkup, I am positively shocked!!!
you won’t believe it but I managed to flip an omelette perfectly without any rips
pride month 2020: first smear 1 dag of highlighter on face and then cover it with mask and sun glasses
when the police say it was 50,000 at the demo – how many were there really WOW
people, I came out at my family’s and one hour later arose a gorgeous rainbow!
why did I read the essay by j terf rowling?
if I had listened to music in my youth I wouldn’t be trans now OK INTERESTING
why does negative feedback always count at least twice as much as support?
someone please drag me out of the negative spiral
voice break already sucks a lot, how long does this take?
want to warble away to songs pls
there is a charge against kickl and nehammer because of the 3rd sex entry
DISMANTLE Lueger monument!
documenting the transition timeline of my plants better than mine.
yes here comes a beard, but did you see how many leaves my inchplant has?
I know so many lovely people omg!
and I have succeeded in doing something difficult omg!
outside in croptop and shorts, today nobody can harm me
Cut off. Legs. Now. Please
will never stop wearing masks
– no “don’t look so angry”
– don’t have to worry about mimic at all
– good luck gendering me now suckers
– when it’s cold the nose stays nice and warm
– bag already on when hyperventilating
– pretty accessory
– pimples gone
– non-approachable vibe
remember when we had to run to all the doctors for each and every crap?
sent with ice gel on the legs after two appointments
was misgendered 5x today, I return to isolation.