time for a revised #Introduction:
Hope to connect with #DerbyTwitter folks; #Feminist, #Queer, and/or #Antifascist #BlackMetal fans; #TwinCities residents; #HighEdWeb folks; and #CVG types.
#TransFeminine #NonBinary #Pan #Bi #GrayAce; #HTML #CSS #FrontEnd #WebStandards #a11y #Typography; #MNRD, ex- #NSRD & #TCRD; #AtmosphericBlackMetal #USBM #RABM #BlackenedDoomMetal
When that press release says:
“In keeping with the legacy of the trailblazing women who founded the Minnesota RollerGirls in 2004, Minnesota Roller Derby is committed to empowering non-binary people, gender expansive people and women to thrive and build a community around camaraderie and social responsibility.”
I can honestly tell you it's not just consultant-y marketing-speak. I mean, it *is* that, of course, but it’s not *just* that.
It’s the actual prevailing attitude in the league today.
For a league that once explicitly called itself a leader in roller derby, honestly? we’re about five years behind the times on the name change. And a lot of us have had to put in a whole lot of emotional labor to shift the culture internally. (I decided a year ago that I was willing to take my decade of accumulated social capital and goodwill and burn every ounce of it, if that’s what it would take to protect my niblings.)
But that culture shift is real.
I’ve been super busy the past few days working on rebranding the website in preparation for today.
Dubious TTRPG achievement unlocked: today was the first time I’ve ever had my player character get laid during a session
Like, it was appropriate to the characters and the situation and tastefully addressed (“…aaaand pan camera to fireplace, and we’ll check in with the rest of the party”) but still
when you glimpse yourself out of the corner of your eye and then you can’t stop staring at her you 🤘 selfie 🤘 that 🤘 shit 🤘#GenderEuphoria (eye contact)
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