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kitoconnell

@kitoconnell@kolektiva.social

They/them type middle-aged queerdo. GLAAD-award nominated journalist. Formerly Digital Editor at the Texas Observer. Disabled with #fibromyalgia.

Also follow https://federate.social/@oconnell

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kitoconnell, to random
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OMW to test ride an ebike. Any ebike owners among my followers here? What do you like or dislike about the one you own?

kitoconnell,
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@vees good point thank you, I do want to be able to cruise slowly sometimes

kitoconnell,
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@crankyclown gotta have those fat wheels for gravel and greenbelt trails around here

kitoconnell, to Podcast
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“To lose a child to violence is already one of the most traumatic things a human being can experience. To compound that by seeing those deaths made the center of a seemingly limitless conspiracy theory pushes that suffering to a level that is almost inconceivable. ...”

For @FAIR, I spoke with the Rachel Caroll Rivas of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Dan Friesen, cohost of the Knowledge Fight , about the recent Alex Jones "The Truth vs. Alex Jones," and what the conspiracy-monger has been up to since the trials ended ... https://fair.org/home/new-doc-traces-alex-jones-footprints-on-our-post-truth-landscape/

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kitoconnell, (edited ) to nonbinary
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"The reality of this situation is we have known exactly who we are for as long as we can remember. It may have been a looser sense of difference from the mainstream than it is now, but I can guarantee it was there. We may not have had the language to describe that feeling, or had the visibility to be able to voice who we are at an academic level, but we have always been who we are." -Ben Pechey, The Book of Joy

kitoconnell, to memes
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I'm going to dump some I've made recently here.

The templates are all stolen from Facebook groups.

kitoconnell,
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kitoconnell,
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players will transform their kids into doves and erase their ex's memory, then turn around and say "Oh I could never go Jojamart, it's too evil."

kitoconnell, to trans
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Some (mostly cisgender) folks have expressed surprise that I identify as , but being IS transgender. We are not part of the cisgender binary, therefore we exist in a state of transition. Not everyone who identifies as nonbinary identifies as transgender and that's fine, but to me the two are inherently linked. This does not mean I'm changing into something new, or rather in a sense I always am.

Happy Trans Day of Visibility!

kitoconnell,
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@justafrog right, exactly. Probably simplest way to put it, as a friend pointed out, is that no one is assigned nonbinary at birth therefore all nonbinary people are trans.

kitoconnell,
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@R2Ranch I'm an enby and I'm still learning too! 😊

kitoconnell, to music
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"Here’s a warm welcome to the Carter Girl Club! It’s only a matter of time before those nay sayers become Bey sayers."

June Carter Cash's daughter Carlene Carter Questions Negativity Towards 's 'Cowboy Carter'
https://variety.com/2024/music/news/june-carter-cash-carlene-beyonce-cowboy-1235955933/

kitoconnell, to random
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I just saw the CEO of parent company has made some Zionist statements and this little enby is shook. Dammit. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/why-are-squishmallows-getting-canceled-zionist-claims-explored-as-boycott-calls-erupt-online/ar-AA1kgzc6

(I know these things are prob as bad as fast fashion too, I get it but this is too far)

kitoconnell,
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Although it pains me to say it, this means I have "enough" squishmallows.

kitoconnell, to random
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It's the end of the month and I'm still recovering from the layoff, so please pardon me while I promote myself again.

If you enjoyed my writing or posts this month, please consider joining or donating:

ᗌ Patreon (preferred) https://patreon.com/kitoconnell
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Thanks to everyone who's already supported me, and remember you can help just by sharing my work with your friends, family and comrades.

kitoconnell, to queer
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There's an awful AI illustration of some kind of superwoman character that's gone viral on Facebook and people keep sharing her to my feed and y'all her "hands" are so bad they look like buttholes. I wish it would go away

kitoconnell, to movies
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kitoconnell, to politics
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”Dress Rebelling Against Gender (DRAG). We’re not making fun of any specific gender, we are hitting on itself.”

Unlocked at my : My interview with Raemonn James, aka the queen Hermajestie the Hung. https://www.patreon.com/posts/100612676

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kitoconnell, to Health
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“I was trying to prioritize my physical health because I couldn’t lift things; I couldn’t open things. I didn’t understand why I was getting weaker.”

Even a single infection can destroy the lives of young, healthy Texans, as my feature from @TexasObserver magazine, out today, reveals: https://www.texasobserver.org/long-covid-texas-clearing-the-air/

kitoconnell,
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@mmalc @TexasObserver you're the second person to suggest I investigate that!

kitoconnell,
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@Hunterrules0_o @TexasObserver Thank you and agreed! Unfortunately, last I checked in with Vanessa things are still quite challenging.

kitoconnell,
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@jonas175 @TexasObserver thank you! And from what I heard, the same in Berlin as well (though I didn't end up quoting her in the article). As far as I know, there aren't any governments treating this with the gravity it deserves. Appreciate you reading and sharing it, I put a lot into this article.

kitoconnell, to random
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I am sickly fascinated by how awful and weird mobile game ads have become. I'm part of a Facebook group where we share terrible ads and make up lore for the recurring characters. My phone is full of screenshots like this. Some actors from Eastern Europe, who appear in some of the ads, are also in the group.

A cartoon guy in a tuxedo tips his fedora while his speech bubble, which identifies him as a mafia boss, declares, "Long live LGBTQ!"
A woman with filthy, spiky hair, trash on her dirty body, is sprawled in a disgusting kitchen. Green cartoon stink wafts from her hair. A pink text box below her reads "Fall apar"

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kitoconnell,
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@aetataureate there's definitely some AI shortcuts involved but a lot of it is also just dirt cheap video and animation made in a hurry that's poorly translated. In the accompanying video, the actor literally says those words. It might be AI spliced video but I'd have to go back and watch to tell for sure.

kitoconnell,
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@TheDonsieLass That's Misogyny! is great but my absolute fav is the Mafia Boss. Long Live LGBTQ!

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