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In other news, I’ve started watching Sleepy Hallow and all I want is for there to be an episode where nothing happens except Ichabod Crane is introduced to various types of modern food



littlepaperfrogs:

southpawscopic:

epochryphal answered your question “How can I make a career out of LGBTQ activism? Serious question,…”

a loooot of places pretty much only hire from volunteers / people they know already, alas

I knoooow, that’s the problem. :/ I can’t afford to just- volunteer right now. Especially since the Pride Center here is like- a 30 minute drive away. Which is fine if I’m getting paid, but not if I’m not.

Advice I’ve heard is to get experience/skills in a profession that’s useful for nonprofits (events planning, fundraising, business development, community organizing, statistical analysis, social media, marketing whatever) by working at just any random company for a few years. Once you have career experience and a reputation it’ll be easier to try and get a position - most nonprofits have more volunteers than they need for basic entry level gruntwork, but for skilled positions they need people with proven experience (and will be more willing to pay someone).

Working elsewhere for a while also gives you a stable enough financial base that you can start volunteering and making those connections you need to actually get and LGBT activist job. Also, it can help to look at other types of [less glamorous?] nonprofit and activist groups, esp. if they can pay you, so you can again have that experience base to later make it actual LGBT groups.

It may be slow and frustrating, but sometimes putting aside a goal for now will make it much easier to attain in the future. (Or at least, I hope that it will because this is basically my plan…)

Thank you so much for the advice!

If that’s what it takes, I might give up, then, though. That’s my issue right now with social work. I’m just- *not* willing to to work at a social work job I dislike in the hopes that 3+ years from now I’ll get a job I do like and/or a private practice. I know I wouldn’t be willing to work at a random company in the hopes that one day I can get paid for LGBTQ activism either. I’ve gotten really frustrated with higher education, which feels to me like a cycle of “doing something I hate in the hopes that I’ll be able to do something I love later.” And it’s “later” now and I’m still not able to do what I love. So that’s why I think I’m so willing to toss aside those ambitions for serving, where at least I’ll be able to make decent money and potentially open up a restaurant or something one day.




hplyrikz:

Clear your mind here

ben-c:

msrmoony:

If you ever date an asexual person be sure to get the specifics of their asexuality because the level of comfort with physical contact is different for all of us.

as an asexual person, i’m a little confused as to why you think this only applies to us. this applies to all people. no matter who you date, their level of comfort with physical contact will vary, and whether they’re ace or not it’s your job to establish a comfort zone




forever-tangledup:

I cannot even put into words how many emotions this story makes me feel. It’s so sad and sweet and cute and just plain heartbreaking. It shows us how much of a monster Gothel really was, but it also shows just how strong Eugene and Rapunzel’s bond is. This is how you OTP.

Im so glad no one was home when I read this because I was just sobbing and giggling like an idiot.

epochryphal answered your question “How can I make a career out of LGBTQ activism? Serious question,…”

a loooot of places pretty much only hire from volunteers / people they know already, alas

I knoooow, that’s the problem. :/ I can’t afford to just- volunteer right now. Especially since the Pride Center here is like- a 30 minute drive away. Which is fine if I’m getting paid, but not if I’m not.



How can I make a career out of LGBTQ activism?

Serious question, though?? Whenever the local Pride Center here has job openings, I keep applying to them, but other than that, what can I do? I applied for an LGBT Canvassing job, but they keep pushing the interview back to later and later dates and it’s becoming incredibly frustrating. What else can I do? What other ways are there to get paid to be professionally queer and to help out the community?



miljathefailcat:

"Luckily I have an ace up my sleeve!" I smirk and roll my sleeve up. A confused asexual rolls out, blinking in the sudden light.



tranxious:

If the idea that “they is plural” ever bothers you, just imagine that there’s several of me and we’re all screaming at you to use my correct fucking pronouns




hedgehogcalendar:

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Greetings! I'm Southpaw: awesome asexual activist! You can find my vlogs about asexuality on my youtube account (Merrymer) and former videos on the youtube collab channel Hot Pieces of Ace. I also answer questions about asexuality on the Asexual Advice tumblr. And I'm open to any and all questions here!

I also really like hedgehogs. :3

Agender. Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself.

I have an "about me" page that I can't seem to find how to link to. But it's there...somewhere...






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