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 now have outposts on pretty much every major social media platforms – and a few less known – 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.

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 and tarden – charity and justice – 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 bolded paragraph above.

I can still, for now, be found on Twitter and I’m testing the water on Mastodon. I post occasional public pieces on multiple platforms including Facebook, occasionally Tumblr, and Patreon and Ko-Fi (the latter two also have subscriber only content). Friends can find me on Dreamwidth as well.

I curate a song a day playlist on Spotify (not my favorite platform but it has the best access) which is an ongoing project that began in 2018 and has continued (‘19, ‘20, ‘21) annually since. 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 become a talking (and occasionally singing) head on TikTok and I’m most personally reachable on Discord where I am Amadi#1823.

If my offerings have been entertaining, educating or otherwise enriching to you, please consider a Ko-Fi or Patreon subscription or 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.