how to teach white kids that cops aren't good
i told my kid that a rule can be bad, and that a rule is bad if it causes you to hurt people. the example of a bad rule i gave was it being illegal in some places to give food to houseless people.
i said that being arrested doesn't mean that you've done something bad, and it typically means that you've broken a rule. so i told her that the job of police is to arrest and punish people who have broken a rule, even if the rule is one that hurts people.
tonight i explained to my 3 year old why "the police arrest Bad People" (a sentence uttered in one episode of a toddler show she watches) is incorrect in an age-appropriate way.
i feel immense relief about this because i can't maintain my integrity if i allow my kid to develop the idea that cops and rules are inherently good.
let's reframe disabilities that inhibit work as things that make us conscious of self-care
self-care isn't an option, it is necessary.
If I don't sleep well, eat well, or take care of my mental health then I will seize. So epilepsy, in a way, is good for me. I can't go beyond my limits because going beyond them means I'll end up hurt and fucked up for a few days. If anything, my disability makes me more compassionate to myself.
And that's pretty cool.
Real positive :')))
And I feel like I owe so much of this gratitude and optimism I have now to the environment on fedi and the ways it fosters both
I'm sure I could have the same things that I have now, but I feel like wouldn't see it as much of this amazing beautiful thing without an environment like fedi that is so uniquely idealistic to submerge myself in
I'm just full of love. I've got so much of it.
she's out there writing free and open source software... :')
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