Who am I?

May. 2nd, 2009 09:14 pm
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A middle-aged Yorkshirewoman in southern England

Home is where I live now. I haven't been "back home" for years. When I did, they'd changed the road layout so much I couldn't find anything.
I've never been good with accents. I'm told mine is still obvious, but I don't hear it.
I assume I'm a Euro-mutt, like most of the "white British".
For an unemployed, middle-aged woman of working-class origins with health problems, who doesn't drive, I have a lot of privilege. Knowing this won't necessarily stop me moaning about my lot.

Long-time lurker, first-time journaler

I've been reading things on the internet since 2001, lurking heavily and commenting lightly since 2005. In 2007 I got my own internet connection: hello uncensored access!
I comment as "Legible Susan" in several places, including The F Word (UK), the Feminist SF and Fantasy Fans blog, and The Hathor Legacy.
I always said I wouldn't get my own blog or journal, because I didn't have anything to say. Then Certain Recent Events changed my mind (see next post). I might even say something occasionally, now I've got a place to say it.

Interested in many things

I assume the "interests" list is for things I might write about. Things I like to read about include feminisms, the environment, a wide range of genre fiction, diversity, human rights, a number of TV shows, gender+gender expression, global development issues, pop culture critique, ally work, usability+accessibility, popular science, the use and misuse of the English language...

Can I keep up with all that? Of course not.
(I'm not All Sercon All the Time, honest.)

An armchair activist

My days of sitting in the road and marching to Trafalgar Square are over. I'm not convinced petitions do any good, but I sign them anyway. Not with this name, though.

Also a citizen of the off-line world

I have a name under which I vote, apply for jobs, hold placards in front of public buildings, pay the bills, engage in a variety of correspondence, and have a social life. I won't be using that name here, because of that thing where (I'm told) nothing you write on the internet ever goes away.


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