Welp, my corkboard is now mostly a collage of tarot and oracle cards. The mermaids are very concerned about research ethics.

A cork board with several items pinned to it. Most of the items are tarot or oracle cards. There are also a photo of a swaddled baby and 3 greeting cards, as well as an "I voted" sticker. An oracle card depicts a silvery mermaid looking up at a shadowy cloaked figure stretching out their hand. Text on the card reads: "EXPERIMENTS Manipulation of nature, forcing change, cruelty in the pursuit of knowledge, arrogance"

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I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.

We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.