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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 26 years old, a feminist, liberal, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
With the current state of education, the battle over who deserves to be educated, the teacher’s strike in Chicago and the ongoing conversation we’re having on the racismschool facebook page, I’m curious to know if there is something we can do, right now, to help our teachers?
The larger scale is to get funding, smaller classrooms, more teachers, laws that protect the teacher’s jobs and an educational system that allows for more than “Teaching the test.”
What can we do right now, today?
Those of you who are in highschool, middle school or elementary school, ask your teachers what they need for their classrooms. I know in elementary schools near me, there is a big need for art supplies and more every day, basic things like tissues. If we could get the names of schools and things they need, even if those things are small, maybe we can help. Right now, today.
What does your school need? Let’s make a list. If you can add the name and location of a school as well as what they might need, perhaps we can make a small but positive and much needed difference.