I think if you’ve followed me on any social media, chat or online gallery, you know that despite the odd rant about this thing or other, I’ve generally steered far clear from political controversy.
I do not intend to make a habit of engaging on this topic or making more art on the topic, but if you have been deeply bothered by the little I have done, you are more than welcome to remove yourself from my spaces. You are lucky if you are able to decide one day that you don’t want to see anything else about it and go “Golly gee, these political garbage posts bum me out and annoy me, I don’t wanna hear it. I just want my cutesy fluffy stuff and my diapers and stuff.” Good for you, pal!
See, I live in this country (for which I consider myself deeply fortunate.) But I do not have the privilege you have, of blissfully engaging in escapism to ignore the current zeitgeist, especially not when I’m an immigrant, when I’m pan, when Covid affects my family.
So I am very sorry if my recent burst of political posts ruined your day. How lucky you are if this is the worst thing that happened to you today. I mean that. I wish we all were so lucky.
For those of you who have so patiently listened to my rants, I have nothing but the deepest appreciation for you. This journal, I hope, will be the last I make on the topic, at least directly.
Don’t think I’m not tired. Don’t think I don’t wish I could turn off my brain to it sometimes, too.
I don’t have that luxury.