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As always with the Avocado, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.
Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading! (New Guideline, please take note) This includes upvotes, we ask cis-men to keep their upvotes to commenters who voluntarily add “+up” to their comments and only those comments.
Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis.
Hello, everyone. Apologies for missing last Tuesday, I was sick with a thing that may have been breakthrough Covid. Still waiting on lab results from my PCR test.
Optional topic(s) :
Illness – Do you get sick often? Do you have a doctor you like? Do providers believe you when you’re ill? Do you prefer to be left alone or pampered when you are sick?
Bureaucracy- Aside from waiting on important lab results this week, I’ve been embroiled in a few bureaucratic messes with the NYCDOE for several months. Also, I tried to cancel my Spectrum and it didn’t work, so I had Mr. Rim call and he was able to get it done in about 10 minutes. Ugh.