It feels so good to just post without concern of “likes” or “unfollows”, there’s such a wonderful #freedom to this platform
Here is my first tote-bag design. I can't wait to create more of these, even though they are pretty damn hard to sell outside of shows. I can't wait to go back to attending physical queer arts and craft events and meeting folks again. I have been insolated for so long... :(
Here's my #introduction post! I'm Elyas, a non-binary trans artist. I do illustration work, drawings, paintings & I love to share my art with people.
I'm a spoonie with EDS and most of the time, I use a walker.
I'm interested in taking care of others, building loving communities where we exchange resources & love & take care of one another.
I spend time thinking about how we can abolish policing, make queer spaces more accessible to disabled & non-white folks & build safer spaces.
Is anyone else new to Mastodon feeling like they stepped into a whole new world of inclusivity and acceptance? I have been saying and hoping for ages that there would be a better platform for BIPOC/NBPOC/disabled/queer/trans/and fat folks could exist without hate and harassment but never knew it would be this amazing and feel so much like "home" I guess is the best way to word it? I could just go on for hours about how much I enjoy it here 😭
At the start of the pandemic, I started learning bookbinding. I learned from youtube videos and started them from scratch with upcycled material I found at the thrift store near my place. I am particularly proud of myself for creating this last one. It is so cute and small, I love it.
New to Mastodon? Here are some tips:
- Two incredibly helpful ways to get started on here: browsing the "Local" timeline, and searching for hashtags you're interested in. That's how I found most of my closest friends!
- You can, and should, use the CW button to add titles or mark long posts.
- The globe at the bottom of the compose box that lets you change your post privacy.
- Image descriptions are easy to add: just click "edit" at the top-right of the image. You can also adjust crop there.
🐣 Elyas | they/them | Tiohtià:ke (Montreal)
~ Lebanese non-binary trans artist
~ My art: LGBT pride x stem
~ etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/yaspetitpoulet
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