Anonymous asked: How have you cultivated a community? I find myself bereft of community, with many wonderful, individual, not connected at all friends. It could be just the lens of blogging but I get a strong sense of community from here. (Am I correct?) I am actively trying to enrich my life but my paths always lead to solitude, which I enjoy plenty, but I have enough of that at this point.
I’m not sure if you mean communities in general or on tumblr? I should start this off by saying, I do strongly feel like I am part of a community but I do not feel like I have intimate, enthusiastic friends, online or off, these days, and it makes me really sad.
As far as community, I think mine are kind of values-based? idea-based? in things like punk rock and feminism and adventurism, as opposed to having gone ot certain schools or working in a certain industry. I met my friend Elisabeth because I was making this “I Still Believe Anita Hill” totebags and she bought one and then asked me to lunch because we were emailing all the things and we have been friends ever since. I met Alithea bec she came to a panel I was on at EMP (weird music conf), and I have met other ppl through zines and at shows and stuff. I don’t know if this is helpful? I guess I generally meet ppl through projects and stuff. I hope this helps! xoom