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[personal profile] commodorified
Solicit or offer ideas, cheer each other on, ask for or offer data or resources, team up and do a group-authored post or a mini-carnival cluster of posts, find a beta, be a beta ...

I would like to say: I am not at all worried about avoiding duplication, and suggest that nobody else be either.

If eight people do posts on How To Cook Eggs, they will all be different, they will all be right and useful, and each of them will be somebody's absolute most useful and favourite post of the whole carnival.

Carry on!

Date: 2011-12-18 12:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 0jack
Absolutely. Part of food security is being able to prepare food and being able to choose what you will eat regardless of your circumstances. Food autonomy is something too many people take for granted. I don't know what happened that it became normal to make someone justify their non-conformity before receiving assistance—especially when conformity is a myth for so many people.

I've had to work on the mental adjustment to *presume* that someone does not have access to what I do, even with a family history of poverty and unconventional living conditions (family in one room, family living on a boat for several years, etc). Boat living is something my family has done for many generations, by necessity or choice. However, I've found that it's made my advice more accessible and my ideas more creative.

I'd be interested in hearing from someone with your experiences, if you are planning to contribute, because I feel like there are important skills developed when one has to make accommodations for nontraditional living arrangements. Collecting and passing on those skills helps others become more autonomous and helps free them from "the way things are" as imposed by a non-inclusive society. My friends and I often said that being poor (by Western standards) requires a degree's worth of education just to get by.

Date: 2011-12-19 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] indywind
+1.

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