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i write essays, short stories, novels, that sort of thing | aggressively disabled and queer | kayla.m.whaley@gmail.com | she/her

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Joined Twitter 8/17/11


Unpopular opinion: trauma doesn't make you stronger (nor weaker). It only makes you traumatised. Implying trauma is… https://t.co/kBkdqDvgiT
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley @mostobviousname YEP. 2am is never a great time for me emotionally anyway, sooo. I’m a mess rn. @aishacs Lol yes indeed! With any luck though I’ll fall asleep by 4 or so. 🤷‍♀️🙏🤣 @mostobviousname Same. @aishacs I know that horrible, horrifying feel. I’m sorry, love. Hoping you find your way into sleep soon. @mostobviousname Hopefulness isn’t quite the right word. More like confidence of the dawn. @mostobviousname One of the first ones I always go to is Shake It Out. The tender hopefulness and steady strength s… https://t.co/o6TWaiGxHnAuthorities have suspended their search for the night at Lake Piru in search of Naya Rivera & plan to resume at “fi… https://t.co/kV9NjzSAFz
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley @mostobviousname Oh god, it’s been so long since I watched that but I immediately heard her voice singing it in my… https://t.co/AHip12Ty2X @mostobviousname I know. I can’t stop thinking about him alone in that boat wondering where mommy went.💔 god this is so fucking awful https://t.co/yqyOqFf5fPTonight Portland had a vigil for Summer Taylor, the protester murdered in Seattle. Then the feds came out of nowhe… https://t.co/Bw6Eu6hXOx
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyOh god. https://t.co/TDsSwR3e7CSwan Lake Bath Ballet - 27 elite ballet dancers from companies across the globe perform a modern-day Swan Lake from… https://t.co/WAJf6lnrCE
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleySome of y'all have never had to sit in a room while people casually debate your existence and it shows
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley"i guess when you can't actually defend your opinion you just defend your right to hold it" --my husband, in a tone of weary contempt
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyIt’s been three days and I’m still not over Changbin’s verse in this. HOW IS HE REAL?? And then the way they imme… https://t.co/xiq3t4i4DT
7/9
2020
@MissDahlELama @gabhimartins Yes indeed! It ticks all those boxes. :) And my story in @LJSilverman1’s UP ALL NIGHT… https://t.co/sIuqS8GbTw @cloudsinvenice Okay that's all EXTREMELY fair and I hadn't really thought of it before. @sonyahuber Hugs!!economy is fr just astrology for straight men. they get so moody cause the NASDAQ is in retrograde
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley @cloudsinvenice And also not knowing who to blame for the box! It's at least partially my fault, but not solely. An… https://t.co/WmS51eV3ho @the_englishist That’s much more succinct than what I managed! 😂 and yes, extactly that.Not least because, frankly, why else WOULD anyone be interested in my work? I've not given any reason for them to b… https://t.co/45GKywHiXcI'm not naive. I know people follow my work for the disability stuff specifically, and that's fine! I've clearly en… https://t.co/jHVcRkXquKTo the point where I honestly don't know what to do with myself. I don't have any interest in writing about abled p… https://t.co/QN2EAa0ywzI feel like I'm trapped in a perpetual cycle of: feeling expected/required to write about disability resenting th… https://t.co/tBMuU1WzFvDetroit, where the Columbus statue once stood. https://t.co/Kvt3D7SAP2
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyA group of volunteers have set up #bolehspace to talk about disability issues and representation in Malaysia! Follo… https://t.co/iotyfRlli5
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7/8
2020
And ppl literally fought me on this. Algorithms have changed. You have to seek it out now, it’s not trending. Prote… https://t.co/RdniDvyMwp
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyIt's a bad brain day. I haven't had one of these in a while. Not an all-around bad one, at least. They haven't gotten any more fun!Man, I’d give my firstborn to make it all the way up to 5%! https://t.co/BaolCYOL53
7/7
2020
Hey! Pharmacist here. This article is scare-mongering. Yersinia pestis, the disease that causes plague, is found a… https://t.co/FOtxLd1StL
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyOnly one of my all-time FAVORITE shows. I still sometimes sing the theme song at random. https://t.co/bPLiHVvb4Meleanor and park is racist as fuck and asians and black people have been telling y’all since the beginning but the… https://t.co/kYeKz9q4aj
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI would put EXO-L on that list too, but I still haven’t dived into their b-sides or know much beyond the basics. I… https://t.co/wY0EE2F8N4Seriously though, I’m already a: Wayzenni Moomoo NCTzen Insomnia Nevie Weve and now we’re adding Stay too. IT’S TOO MUCH.DAMN IT, am I gonna have to be a Stay too?? My list is getting so long. https://t.co/PorV8L0ApS @KatieBrookins1 💃This woman's gonna be the death of me, I swear. https://t.co/3mgHwSD48Ctbh, whenever e&p gets dragged into the spotlight again i get hella bummed out. the fact that so many ppl love it w… https://t.co/zi7SEPev5f
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyHere’s a timeline of everything that has happened in the Menlo Church/John Ortberg cover-up since November 2019. Th… https://t.co/8E3GuSLKos
Retweeted by Kayla Whaleyhere's to everybody's original crush Haruka "Gender is Social Construct" Tenou 😭 https://t.co/bldNn301TZ
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI finally did it. I updated my website. @MissDahlELama will be SO PROUD of me.This is a gofundme started to raise 30k for homeless Black Trans women in Atlanta. They're so close! Please RT and… https://t.co/ieCbIi82hQ
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7/6
2020
@Bibliogato Pretty pretty please.I swear every single house in our neighborhood must be setting off fireworks. This is OBNOXIOUS. I hate every single one of them. Truly.
7/5
2020
"To be blunt, we were lied to. Treaties were used as a ruse to coax tribes out of defending their territory and to… https://t.co/AxisnTmIcU
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley"Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation s… https://t.co/x9jRiv9AoK
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyPerhaps the greatest anti-slavery speech ever uttered is “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” by Frederick Do… https://t.co/hSBwzNMsYy
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyYes, I will repost this portion of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech every #fourthofjuly. Get used to it https://t.co/OCtPSYLTlf
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyA play in three acts https://t.co/FhwGik1mWL
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7/4
2020
@mattbc I genuinely didn’t know the asset limit wasn’t universal! Very good to know.John Ortberg has now sent his daughter Laura, his colleague Beth, his brother Bart, and his brother-in-law Frank to… https://t.co/BZrXQwXl7y
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI realized today that historically I've done my best writing/writing-adjacent work (thinking, planning, revising) o… https://t.co/0rbtddvMFTi got like 10 words in before i realized this was someone speaking a different language instead of trying to do ins… https://t.co/q1hdUhvODs
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley @Poet_Dawn Me, despite myself, while reading this tweet (But also ❤️) https://t.co/uykFKYOSih @fLcJohnnySka 🧐🤔And if you’re curious, this is Kanghyun (guitar) and Harin (keyboard) from Onewe, an incredible band I just found l… https://t.co/HntdcNQxl9If anyone else needs something beautiful and soul-soothing tonight, here’s what I’ve had on repeat. https://t.co/RBZA2IBTy2
7/3
2020
I honestly don’t know how to put my work out there anymore. It’s been so long and I’ve KIND OF lost all confidence… https://t.co/dNupwvhOuntoday is the last day of pride month and almost NONE of these fundraisers for black trans women have met their goal… https://t.co/lhDM5Fm7T5
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyThis disability pride month I better see y'all centering Black disabled people. I want mutual aid for us. I want… https://t.co/ovrSiOZont
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley @sarahhollowell @Bibliogato @gildedspine Thirding this!! That podcast was the only thing that got me through a long… https://t.co/JXxbjoKy9q @dancingofpens Seems like a good choice! I’ve never seen season one but season two is a LOT more cringe than I remember. @ysabet_m Maybe it’ll get better as the season goes on?? I hope so! @CaitlinVanasse We were watching the second season actually! I did laugh a fair bit still but there were also a lot of 😬 moments. @Kody_Keplinger I’ve never seen the first season actually! We were in the first half of season two. 😬 @ysabet_m Haha nope! We did season 2!Mom and I just watched a handful of early Parks and Rec episodes and WOW they have not aged terribly well.
7/2
2020
@DisVisibility Oh I will ABSOLUTELY be reading it. <333I was barely on Twitter yesterday so I forgot it was release day! 🤦‍♀️ HUGEST congrats to Alice (one of my favorit… https://t.co/Q5H2WE9drm
7/1
2020
@KatieBrookins1 I’d be down! But only after you guys finish!!Come check out me & @BCMorrow discuss all things fantasy and the hot button question of the hour -- who owns storie… https://t.co/H6VlSfncdR
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI have been begging you all to understand: these policies are not just ableist, they’re racist. If you are BIPOC… https://t.co/aw4NvWdKQ4
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI have a lot of thoughts about TLOU2 and I very much want to sit down for three hours at Starbucks dissecting it wi… https://t.co/0QmGUhwFfjJust wear a mask!!! Wear a mask!!! I can’t believe this is controversial!!! I feel like I am losing my mind!!! https://t.co/WZXj7UTuuc
Retweeted by Kayla Whaley @writersrepublic Love to both of you!!👇🙏 https://t.co/mjpnyGBVJpLOVE TO CHECK IN ON MY FRIENDS SO WE CAN BOTH SAY "HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP" AT THE SAME TIME, NERVOUSLY LAUGH, AND T… https://t.co/sEjMyuaJAx
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI *know* it’s just anxiety, truly. But like...what if this is the moment of unease in the story that the characte… https://t.co/gXRBCXN32iIt’s really hard sometimes to remember that the flashes of imminent disaster and death and suffering I feel are pro… https://t.co/Fn9dmmR36q
6/30
2020
Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. FUCK. Michael Hickson should be alive. AT THE VERY LEAST he should have been fucking treate… https://t.co/d9zT8Mu06U @esmewang I’m sorry, love. Thinking of you. ❤️ @mostobviousname @hmwsgx @Authoroux @angiecthomas @Bibliogato Alas, I only have the red one! @daniel_m_lavery Sending you endless love, support, and strength, Danny.
6/29
2020
@KatieBrookins1 Oh man EASILY the best movie going experience ever. What a good day.
6/28
2020
A reminder that PW and now Kirkus have not apologized for what are pretty much hit pieces on Bethany's character an… https://t.co/99L2oG4XNI
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI’ve watched this tik tok approximately 500-600 times. 20/10 the perfect tik tok https://t.co/h2ZgObR8f1
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6/27
2020
@PublishersWkly This should never have been published, @PublishersWkly. You can't possibly claim ignorance at this… https://t.co/hlzs7yJ1FiIf you want to stand for Black voices in this industry, read Bethany's entire thread here. 👇🏿 And ask… https://t.co/X0IdwoGFQA
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyLess than half of the children’s/YA books featuring Black characters in 2019 were actually written or illustrated *… https://t.co/iBqR1Abi3z
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyWhich isn’t to say there aren’t people working INCREDIBLY hard to change things! Lord knows there are (the vast maj… https://t.co/GrEa09HrgbI really fucking hate the memes so fucking much. Please stop. It’s not funny. It’s disrespectful and you aren’t dop… https://t.co/jJFA29RvW2
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyRead through the whole report. The numbers have been and continue to be ABYSMAL across the board. None of this is… https://t.co/nZj0Ji0FDxMount Rushmore was sculpted by a leader of the Ku Klux Klan and was named after a white capitalist who profited fro… https://t.co/Lep5FN4lgq
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyI like them a lot for the most part! I just really want to LOVE them the way other people do and I’ve never been ab… https://t.co/JGFDyQWWxSHere is the photo I posted on Night 1 side by side to what it looks like tonight. Whoa #OccupyCityHallhttps://t.co/5Y1ndqDwyN
Retweeted by Kayla WhaleyMan, I always want to like Blackpink more than I do. Don’t get me wrong, they know how to make a banger! But...I do… https://t.co/WcPjMstIUhEveryone should read this thread. https://t.co/UZVzS1wxrc
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6/26
2020

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