Saturday, August 29, 2020

Still on Hiatus - still posting my yuri comic scripts - and a word about the world

Hi everyone. I'm still on hiatus, but my life is slowly being pulled back together. I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm continuing to post new chapters of "In the Morning, I'll Say Hello" on the "original yuri" page. It goes to chapter 82 and the whole thing is written, so it's just me remembering to post weekly! So keep checking.

On other matters, I want to express my most heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been impacted by COVID-19 and our federal government's absolutely horrific lack of leadership and undermining of science and health. 

I also want to take a moment, and no words can truly express how I feel, to send every ounce of my being out into the world in support of the #BLM movement, in support of all black, latino/latina/latinx, POC, indigenous peoples, and all other historically and/or currently marginalized peoples in the US and around the world. 

The fact that the US cannot, with all its privilege and wealth, with all its history of moral crusading, come to grips with its own history of, and current, colonization, marginalization, and dehumanizing individual and collective actions and take firm grip of being a leader in human rights first and foremost here at home makes me sick. 

I will never stop pushing until all human beings enjoy the protections, freedoms, dignity, rights, security, health, education, self-direction, and more that all people are inalienably imbued with and owed from their fellow humans and governments. I also will never stop pushing until we as a society make true amends, recognizing the inter-generational trauma that lives in the very blood and DNA of our fellow people as a result of our actions (and furthered by the actions our own government, hate-filled people, and police continue to take), and finding a way to secure a truly equitable, self-directed, future for each and every soul on this planet, starting first in our very own country, and which must include active repair of the harms perpetuated psychically, physically, intellectually, culturally, socially, and financially on those we have oppressed and on whose oppression white people have profited. 

For no matter how challenging any individual white person's life might be, and many surely do and have lived challenging lives, the fact of their whiteness has not doubled, tripled, infinitely made-worse their pain, suffering, and hardship the way the false conceits of race have been levied individually, systematically, and structurally as weapons of oppression against blacks, indigenous people, and other POC. We have committed genocide after genocide in this country, starting with the indigenous people, and then with the way we have built our society on the very oppression of blacks and POC and then maintained and furthered that oppression at every turn. I can never express all of what is in my heart, but please know that my heart and my actions are fully committed to ending oppression and marginalization. 

I cry with pain over what has occurred, with embarrassment over our current government, but with hope that so many more white people are recognizing what POC have always known about the world. Let this awakening of awareness be the first waves of a never ending tide of action and repair that sweeps through our society, cleaning it in the fresh waters of true freedom and liberation.

Please legitimately purchase or borrow manga and anime. Never read scanlations or watch fansubs. Those rob the creators of the income they need to survive and reduce the chance of manga and anime being legitimately released in English.

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