How’s Your Queer Fear Level?
I’ve been noticing some trepidation about being visibly queer in public lately. Thought I’d check in on readers’ fear level.
Indications Of Rising Fear Level
I bought this hat from a local, lesbian-run business a while ago. I thought it was a great take on re-defining MAGA to explode a few heads. But honestly, it scares me to wear this hat. And in this particular case, I fear the hostility from both sides. The liberal side because a misread, red cap might be misconstrued. And obviously from the MAGA side.
I’ve also noticed that I’m a little less carefree in what I post in social media. If I’m just stoking outrage, I reconsider posting something. In one local forum (Nextdoor), I’ve even changed my name so that I can be more anonymous in my posting.
Anyone else having similar feelings? Censoring yourself to attract less potential antagonism from the haters?
Just thought I’d check in with you all.
In other news, I’m taking a lot of joy in my current knitting. One of the great things about these Emotional Support Chickens is that you can do really fun things with lots of different types of yarns. And they create such cute results…no?
This latest one come out fantastically well (I think). Love the odd colorway and find it very appealing. I also have five different color eyes I can possibly use on these little beauties. So I try out each eye-color before securing it on. This amber-brown color eye was my favorite for this Chicklet.
Finn is pretending to not notice…but inside, I can tell he approves.
I’ve also started the next one and I’m really liking this colorway too.
They knit up relatively quickly. Which is another great aspect to these chicks.