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.

The useful assumption was once that you came here from Twitter but times have changed. I’m now rooted on other social media platforms where I am in turns talkative and brash, snarky or cussy or contemplative, thoughtful and serious. I contain multitudes, or some similar metaphor.

Regardless of the platform, I am not for everyone. You may find I’m not for you. That’s fine. I am always going to be me, and your opinion of me is actually none of my business.

Back to those bullet points. I am Black, a Jew, queer of sexuality and gender (she/her pronouns are fine, just the same) fat and disabled. I am committed to justice and the liberation of all oppressed people. My pledge is to charity, my praxis is centered on justice, and I strive 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, which starts with those most in need of getting free.

Like everyone, I will fall short. Like in all cases, there will be disagreements about how I live my values and embody my ideals, or whether I have at all. Refer to the bolded paragraph above.

If you are missing me from Twitter (I will deadname it so long as its owner deadnames his own child) the closest thing to my old Twitter-esque offerings can now be found on Mastodon on the Wandering.Shop instance, which I highly recommend, though with the caveat that it only resembles Twitter in format, and the culture of the Fediverse is in desperate need of racial and ethnic diversity. I am posting regularly once again on Tumblr, which has become, for the moment, my primary public facing space, though I occasionally share public pieces on Facebook, as well.

I curate a song a day playlist on Spotify (not my favorite platform at all, but it has the best access) which is an ongoing project that began in 2018 and has continued (‘19, ‘20, ‘2122, 23) annually since. I have never done anything daily for seven years running in my entire life, so I feel a little bit proud of this endeavor.

All of my lifestyle interests from baking to art to queer pop culture reside on Pinterest. Very infrequent glimpses into my visual world can be seen on Instagram. I’ve left an archive of content on a broad spectrum from entertaining fluff to serious education on TikTok, handily categorized into playlists, though I am no longer using the platform due to it’s unaddressed and constantly increasing antisemitism problem. I’m most personally reachable on Discord where I am Amadi#1823.

Any and all of these spaces, projects and sites may change at any point in the future, and I anticipate that many will. My relationship with corporate owned platforms is a deeply uncomfortable one, especially as more and more of the poor character of the ownership of these platforms is revealed through time. This space will always direct you to my current residences.

If my offerings have been entertaining, educating or otherwise enriching to you, please consider dropping a coin in my tipboxes at PayPal or Venmo. I also have an Amazon wishlist. As a disabled person, my income is low and my pain is high, so even small tokens of appreciation are very helpful, and met with gratitude.

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

Thanks for reading.