This past weekend was certainly one for the books. It was a weekend full of kind, supportive, and like-minded people. I could be 100 percent myself and accepted fully nonetheless. I also seemed to unlock the next level of the game called life, since I introduced myself to so many people and made quite a few friends in the process. Things are looking up.
Kelly and I put up our first ever Christmas tree tonight 🎄 I’m so excited 😍😍
I sent the following message to some of my mother’s family and select old friends:
Howdy y’all. Just wanted to let you know from the horse’s mouth that I’ve decided to [no] longer be a Jehovah’s Witness. I encourage you to do some objective research into your beliefs. I was certainly surprised by what I found. Sending love and hugs. If you ever need me, you know how to reach me. May the force be with you ❤️
It feels incredibly freeing to finally send this message. I haven’t had contact with much family in the past two-ish years. When I first debated leaving the cult, it was incredibly scary to think about how my family would react or how they’d treat me.
In case you didn’t know, leaving the Jehovah’s Witness organization means essentially saying goodbye to everyone you’ve ever known. Members are instructed to shun people who leave the religion, even family. It’s quite nuts. My research led me to conclude without hesitation that this religion is false and for some reason that means I don’t get to have a family anymore. The only reason I got to do this on my own timeline is because the pandemic turned out to be a fantastic cover to leave this cult under the radar. Which I guess is something to be grateful for?
But what used to be scary, I’ve now come to accept. I mean, my family has shunned me before, so what does it really matter if they do it again? Like, ultimately, people that actually care about you don’t emotionally blackmail you into being part of their religion 😘
So this feels like closure. I hope to have left things open for any of them to reach out if they ever wake up from their indoctrination. Till then, it feels good for people to know where I stand, and I think it’ll help me start writing the next chapter of my life.
I saw this on Instagram, and just had to share it. Year after year, so many of my family members would comment on my weight and body. At the time, I didn’t understand how damaging and cruel that was. I thought it was my fault for being fat. I believed them when they said, “I only bring it up because I’m looking out for your health.”
This year, we all have the power to simply shut the fuck up. If someone gained weight over the pandemic, making a comment about it is the surefire way to alienate the wonderful fat people in your life.
And those are the facts.
Next Saturday I’ll be streaming on Twitch from 10am to noon Pacific. I’ll be working on a few of my side projects. There’ll be weed, coffee, and good vibes. Hope you can make it!
I’m starting a little bi-monthly newsletter with what I’m working on, music I’m listening to, and interesting things I find around the web. I’m sending out the first issue this upcoming Friday. It’s sure to brighten your day. 😎 You should like… totally subscribe 🥺😘
I’m so excited to let you know that Friendly Alien is officially open! Help me make it a great launch day 😊😘
Exciting news! The Friendly Alien shop is opening next Monday, November 8th! To help me spread the word, I’m running a giveaway!
The Prize: HomePod Mini & a free t‑shirt from the shop!
How to enter:
- Follow Friendly Alien on Instagram
- Like the giveaway post on Instagram
- Share the post
- Tag a friend in the comments
- Sign up for the newsletter
You can do these for a total of five entries MAX. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 12th.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
Opened YouTube this morning as I usually do to eat my PB&J and sip on my coffee. And what do I find there on the homepage? This fucking bad ass trailer for The Book of Boba Fett.
Boba Fett is one of those characters that was incredibly cool in the original trilogy, but we don’t know much about him. Funnily enough, we know more about his Dad Jango, than we do about Boba. One thing we seemed to learn from season two of The Mandalorian is that Boba seems to have his own code of ethics, which we get a glimpse of in this trailer too.
I’m really excited to see what they do with the series. What a time to be alive! The new series premieres on December 29th on Disney+.
My outfit to pass candy out! Happy Halloween 🎃👻
Something I’ve struggled with a lot since leaving the cult, is finding new friends. I didn’t know that my friends and community were conditional, but such is life. No one seems to talk about how difficult it can be to find friends as an adult. Especially as a cult survivor where my friends and community were forced upon me.
With that in mind, I decided to create a discord server to help me build my own community of sex-positive and inclusive people. I’m not sure what this community will turn out to be. But if there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s my ability to bring people together. If you’re a geek, stoner, or queer like me, let’s be friends!
I am so beyond excited to share the first few designs for Friendly Alien! Friendly Alien is my new little side-project to make soft, comfy, and size-inclusive clothing (and maybe some other knick knacks) for geeks, stoners, and queers. I deeply believe that fat people deserve great things, and so it’s been my priority to find soft and comfy shirts that go up to 5XL.
I’ll be launching a pre-order soon, so get on the newsletter to find out about it first! Oh, and uh… you’ll get 15% off when we launch if you do. No shenanigans. I respect your privacy, and will only send emails when there’s something cool to share.
Be a friend, share with a friend!
I SAID YES!!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💖💖💖💍💍💍💍💍 Someone asked me if Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult!!!!!!
I knew nothing about this movie except for what I saw in this trailer, but it’s enough. It gave me chills at the end. Can’t wait to see it.
Finished this up tonight. I’m having way too much fun with my new Apple Pencil.
I’ll have more to say soon, but I’m starting my own little indie shop called Friendly Alien. I wanted to make soft, comfy, and size-inclusive clothing and other accessories for my favorite people: geeks, stoners, and queers. And would you look at that? I happen to be all three 😉
I have no idea why, but I never bought an Apple Pencil thinking I wouldn’t use it much. I finally did and doodled all of last night. Suffice to say, I should’ve bought this thing sooner. Here’s my doodle from last night.
I’d been waiting for this Fall Apple Event to decide on what laptop to get next. After seeing everything they came out with, I went ahead and ordered an M1 MacBook Air.