Former Maine resident and childhood trauma survivor @qrkate penned an open letter to U.S. Senator Susan Collins on Twitter ahead of her declaration of support for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh urging her to reconsider.
We illustrated their letter because we believe their message deserves to be heard by more people, and that it might still reach the Senator’s ears.
[CW: childhood sexual abuse is mentioned but not described]
You can find the original twitter thread at https://twitter.com/qkate/status/1048239378911223808
Update: pronouns corrected, thank you @broughttoyoubytheletterb.
Originally published on October 6, 2018 at addoilcomics.tumblr.com.
This week we’re paying homage to this great exchange from Strange Horizons that we thought really captures the multi-faceted, triumphantly ambiguous nature of transgender and nonbinary experiences.
This story was originally published on Tumblr on 5 June 2018.
[it] strips the Affordable Care Act of many of its provisions, including its mandate that health insurance companies insure people with pre-existing conditions. It may lead to 24 million people losing their health insurance.
Most of the tweets are in opposition to the new healthcare act, but we’ve purposely selected voices from multiple sides of the political spectrum to give you all a sense of how the arguments are playing out on both sides, so to speak.
Original tweets via:
sphvcn (original tweet), blackk_patriots (original tweet), Maureen Shaw (original tweet), peidays306 (original tweet), Luis50993843 (original tweet), yourworlddaily (original tweet), NaturesEncore (original tweet).
Suicide is not a way of ending pain; it’s just a way of redistributing it.
— @mishellbaker, “Borderline”
An important and well-articulated discussion happened on Twitter earlier tonight about designers in tech and their privilege. We’ve excerpted my favorite parts (due to time constraints) and taken out the specific name references (to elevate this discussion beyond the individuals and for posterity)… hopefully we’ve managed to capture the energy of the original without losing too much.
One of our long-running research projects here at The Civic Beat has been to document and archive political internet memes from all over the world. While political memes in the US have gone mainstream, with frequent coverage in the press (see Pepe The Frog), it’s been disheartening to see so little coverage of political memes in other parts of the world.
So for Christmas this year, in order to raise global awareness (and to spread some much-needed holiday joy), we’ve decided to illustrate and animate a dozen of our favorite global internet memes, one meme per day until the 25th of December. …