About Amadi

For a long time this page attempted to tell you who I am and what I’m about. It was always inadequate because short bullet points are just labeling, they are signposts pointing toward a place of understanding, not shortcuts to get you there more quickly.

You’re almost surely here from my Twitter page, in which case you already know that I’m a snarky, cussy sort, who occasionally goes quiet for days and sometimes goes off on multiple threads in a day. It’s just like that.

I’m not for everyone. You may find I’m not for you. That’s fine. I am always going to be me.

Back to those bullet points. I am Black, a Jew, queer, genderqueer (she/her or ze/zir are equally acceptable pronouns), fat and disabled. I am committed to justice and the liberation of all oppressed people. My pledge and praxis is to tzedakah – charitable giving – and to always be pro-Black, pro-Jew, pro-queer, pro-trans, pro-fat, pro-disabled, pro-reproductive justice, pro-poor people, pro-sex worker and pro-woman with a view toward tikkun olam. Like everyone, I will fall short. Like in all cases, there will be disagreements about how I live that pledge, or whether I have at all. Refer to the previous paragraph.

If you really want to get deeper into my head, I post longer form pieces on Facebook. My life via music can be found on Spotify, specifically my curation project which will feature a song for each day of the year. This is an ongoing project and you can listen to my 2020 playlist, 2019 playlist or 2018 playlist as well. All of my less political/controversial interests, from baking to piano playing to dog care to cooking to queer pop culture reside over on Pinterest. Very infrequent but fun visual glimpses into my world can be seen on Instagram.

If my offerings have been entertaining, educating or otherwise enriching to you, my tipbox is always open. I also have an Amazon wishlist. I survive on disability payments and gumption, so even small gifts help.

Most important, if you’ve got questions? Ask, don’t assume. I don’t bite. Really.

Thanks for reading.