Helped Z go through and do a clothing 'reset' and I've been working on listing stuff on Poshmark.. finally. I used to give clothes away all the time, but I need the money, so I am going to try my hand at actually selling stuff.
We also picked up a few more things at the used clothing store for her 'aesthetic'. I love that she's expressing more of a set style that she likes, and it may be the polar opposite of what I like, but I'm trying to understand and support her feeling good as herself.
If you want to follow my Poshmark, you can see it here:… Right now I am starting with some of the oldest stuff I had packed away (I am definitely nowhere near a size two anymore lol), but I have tons more to add.
Also: I am EXHAUSTED. So exhausted.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Brandi Thompson

Brandi Thompson Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @awesomebrandi

14 Sep
I live in this really weird in between spot that not a lot of people live in. I grew up in extreme poverty, and now I am middle class. I live in a 'nice' neighborhood in a 'nice' house, that we happened to get a killer deal on at the time.
I normally feel like I don't belong here. I am still the poor girl that I grew up as, inside. Yet, I spend time with people who have money, and even if they had less growing up, not many people can relate to what I went through and how that trauma affected me.
It's hard for me to feel comfortable with people who've never experienced oppression of some sort. That's why pretty much all my friends are traumatized, disabled or both. Plus, a lot of immigrants and BIPOC. Those people are the people I feel safe with.
Read 10 tweets
13 Sep
When people talk about their Autistic, or otherwise disabled children, they often bring up 'independence'. But, we need to shift from the idea of 'independence' to 'autonomy'. By providing support to O via typing, he has more AUTONOMY, and therefore a higher quality of life.
If I simply said 'well, he has to be fully independent' that reduces his quality of life, because he wouldn't be able to fully communicate the nuance of wants and needs he has. Independence is a false concept, anyway. Most people aren't ever 'fully independent'.
But for some reason, with disabled people in particular, there is an obsession with independence and bootstrapping. And, then we leave people struggling so hard that they really have no actual control over their lives, because they can't get that first step up.
Read 4 tweets
12 Sep
Disabled children need to learn how to identify, accept and seek support for their needs.

Disabled adults need continued acceptance AND support.

Disability doesn't magically go away at age 18.
Give me a complex problem, a thick, verbose book, anything that I can sit down with by myself and figure out - sure, I can do that all day long.

Shopping, parties, paperwork, going to the dentist, all of that shit? Overwhelming as fuck. It's HARD.
So many things that are supposedly 'easy' or 'routine' for people are hard. And, if you say they're hard, people look down on you for it. But, it is hard. Do you know how many times in a grocery store, it felt like I was suffocating and I wanted to lay down?
Read 7 tweets
12 Aug
Story time. Three years ago, when we were at this same beach and same condo, we met a family with two kids that we hit it off with. They even live in our local area! Then, go figure, we ended up showing up again at the same place. They are also creatures of habit.
Anyway, this time we are basically spending the whole week at the same time, and it has been wonderful. Their kids are ND, so they treat our kids completely normal - they respect their differences, without othering them. It’s been absolutely wonderful, and a bit uncanny.
I guess life is telling me we really need to be friends, because it brought us together again. And, to see their son ask O to play, just like any typical kid, and not be uncomfortable around him, it means so much.
Read 6 tweets
22 Jul
So, I started my morning with absolute panic, finding out one of my daughter's fully vaccinated dance teachers, who she was literally just in a room with YESTERDAY, has Covid. My daughter has been masked the entire time, thank god, and I hope it was enough. But, I'm freaking out.
Bless her, she has even offered to wear a mask in the house to protect her brother, just in case. We will go get her tested in a few days. Please keep your fingers crossed for us that the mask did it's job. Thankfully, we can lock down the next couple of weeks.
It's so, so fucking frustrating, because her dance studio was like SUPER SAFE and masked, and distanced for most of the time, and then like, it just all went to the wind, and most of the teachers stopped wearing masks once they were vaccinated (except her solo teacher, yay).
Read 6 tweets
20 Jul
When you run a #smallbusiness - there is so much that goes into it, that people don't see. The rates I charge for my services have to cover my time for so many things I do 'behind the scenes'. It's NOT only my time spent directly with the client.
Outside of the regular stuff like photographing people, emailing or phoning them, editing, reviewing their photos with them, designing, placing orders, delivering or mailing orders.. There is so much more stuff I do that takes time.
I have to keep my website updated, do accounting, pay my taxes, do social media, keep my equipment and software up to date, review and modify documents like pricing, contracts, releases, etc. I need to update my pricing guide, order supplies I'm low on, clean my studio.
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!