See the Preface for a more detailed explanation of my motivation and goals.
If you are curious about my life context and biases, here’s a quick rundown. I am a liberal arts educated straight (cis) female from white rural America. I don’t have a lot of money, but that’s mainly due to personal choice. I enjoy many privileges and blessings such as a lack of education debt, an American passport, a healthy and explorational upbringing, a loving and supportive family/friend circle, and the freedom to do and think what I choose.
I believe in the potential of humankind, compassion, pragmatic step-by-step action, equal rights for all and the shared benefit of lifting up our neighbors, free rigorous and lifelong education, and being flexible enough to learn from my mistakes and change my opinions and actions when appropriate. I don’t believe in political correctness, being afraid to live, or any organized religion.
My thoughts will probably provoke similar reactions to my music collection. You will find something you really like, and you will find something you think is total garbage. I used to live in terror of this. Now, fuck it. Let me know what you think!