Black Lives Matter

Hello, everyone!

This post is late because I was too loaded on Percocet due to a recent bit of dental surgery to figure out how to log on using my laptop. Now that I’m a bit more healed up, my desktop is much easier to use.

That said, this post is less about me and more about drawing attention to an important topic: racism in the Erotic Mind Control community. I typed up a long tweet thread that you can read here, and I would strongly recommend you take a look at that.

Please give that a look, as I feel it goes into some very important depth and I couldn’t recapture it a second time.

As of now I’ve still yet to year back from Simon. That feels reasonable, given what a big deal this is…

But also a new discord has sprung up, beyond the MCL discord, to work on a community project from the ground up to create an alternative to the EMCSA. I still want to fix the issues at MCStories if possible for many, many reasons, but things are on the move to not simply be patient and wait for things to happen.

It’s not my project, but I support it even if I’m not skilled enough to provide much technical assistance.

Still, racism is a major issue in our community. It’s a major issue in a lot of communities. If you have a voice that people will listen to, I feel it’s your responsibility to use it to speak up and make things better.

Too long I was silent, and I know others have been as well? But personal responsibility here is key. This isn’t about shaming anyone else. This is about standing up, saying this is important, and trying to help counter it where I can. I’ve had a lot of BIPOC reach out to me, further educating me about their experiences since I made that series of posts. It’s been enlightening, but none of them needed to tell me these things for me to be able to see there was an issue that needed sorted out. That isn’t to say their words haven’t helped me figure out more about this issue, but none of them deserved me being silent until now. There was enough that I understood just fine.

Support BIPOC authors in our community, be they writers, readers, models, artists… anything.

I’ve mentioned them both before, but hey, if you haven’t read the works of Doctor D. orĀ  J. Darksong you may benefit from taking a look and seeing if anything they’ve written is up your alley. Follow the tweets of Ari who makes microfiction and is generally great. Check out the work of Brooke Pom over on her Patreon!

The community might look very white from who is highlighted, and what content we’ve ignored in the past, but it is NOT white, and we can do better to make these voices feel safe, welcome, and visible.

I hope you’ll join me in this task.

Until next week, when hopefully I have more to report on my own writing, I hope you’ll take good care of yourselves… and each other.

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