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Mental health/tech stuff. Former writer in residence @centreforMH. Ask me to write things on MH. Loves speaking. Director Social Spider CIC. DMs open. (he/they)
Jun 30, 2018 138 tweets 38 min read
1 like = one thing I think about #mentalhealth that I will probably will never get commissioned to write about. Things I'll not get asked to write about 1: The things that people use their #mentalhealth medication for apart from the reasons they were originally prescribed it and what cool 'off-script' uses people have found
May 20, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
Middle class fascists are always worse than working class fascists. Working class fascists often renounce their horrible views while middle class fascists work hard to redefine the world around them until their repugnant ideas are accepted and no longer grounds to exclude them. Working class fascists take horrible action then most grow the fuck up. Middle class fascists crave acceptance for their horrible ideas and will do anything to warp the world until ideas shift. They are far worse because people treat them as they wish to be treated: with respect
Apr 11, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Interesting. I wonder how many of us who launch ourselves in weird and wonderful directions finally realise what we are when we hit a wall that can no longer be climbed? If we're lucky, we find a profession and a way of life that fits our atypicality, the peculiar ways that we're wired. But, as is the way, we pick up complications along the way, things that our 'specialness' can't resolve because they result from that specialness
Apr 1, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
Been thinking about this today: People who have had a terrible time don't just integrate into population of people who haven't had a horrible time when horrible time is over. You don't just become a normal person when abnormal suffering ends. In some communities horrible is norm Bad stuff changes the shape of people. Changes their sense of who they and other people are. Removing the bad stuff doesn't remove the imprint the bad stuff left. That's the bit that I'm not sure people who haven't been through bad stuff get.
Nov 13, 2017 9 tweets 2 min read
This is by me about one of the ways that negative stories about trans people find their way into the media 'Talking points' about trans people are usually positioned as being about what effect trans people have on others, not what effect others have on trans people.