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Hi folks! My main is @tessaracked , I'm going to keep it local on this alt.

🗺️ I've lived in Edgewater since 2014, Chicago since 2012, previously in NJ. I grew up in NY.
💼 I work in social services. Proud union member!
🎭 I love theater (mostly acting but I've started writing and directing too over the past year) and film.
🏳️‍🌈 I'm nonbinary (they/them). My partner and I are bi. I'm also socialist and Pagan.

God bless Polish co-workers who bring paczki to the office

I'm assuming we're all spending our afternoon on the check out line at Jewel?

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More heckin good doggos on the TL please, also please don't block me for saying "heckin good doggos"

An accordion bus (the 147) skidding in the snow trying to pull away from the bus stop, yiiiiiiiikes

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A candidate for alderman in my ward had a meet & greet at a vape shop.

*taking my act out to the suburbs*

here I go
on the road again
here I go
up on the stage
here I am
playing the star again
there I go
tour DuPage

I just saw a live deer in the city for the first time in 6 years

HELLCAB at the Raven Theater, it's the misanthropic Yuletide love letter to that you need this weekend. Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN and can be obtained via wearetheagency.org

I need a day of self care where people use my correct pronouns and give *me* directions

I'd bitch about being an unpaid tour guide but they are paying for my meals. And did give me Christmas presents. So.

Apparently boat tours still run in December? That sounds uncomfortable at best.

I have older family members coming for a visit this weekend and I'm looking for ideas of things to do that don't require too much walking/standing, specifically Saturday afternoon. We're going to MSI on Monday so the knees need to save their strength.

A fucking weird experience that seems pretty frequent in Chicago is passing through an area you frequent and a building is suddenly *gone*.

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It's my partner's birthday today, if you want to wish @soybomb44 a happy birthday, toot him the plot of your favorite Poirot book/episode/fanfic/fanfic that you wrote in your brain just now

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Hey folks, I'd love if you could attend HELLCAB at the Raven! It's the Gritty Chicago Theater™ Christmas show you've been looking for, and you'd be supporting me and my awesome, talented friends. Also tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN! wearetheagency.org/

There is a Somali restaurant on Clark just north of Ridge called The Guy and the Goat, may they last for a thousand years

Hey folks, I'd love if you could attend HELLCAB at the Raven! It's the Gritty Chicago Theater™ Christmas show you've been looking for, and you'd be supporting me and my awesome, talented friends. Also tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN! wearetheagency.org/

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bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future.1 Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.”2

Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas (like at the mastodon exhibit at the Field!), pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

For now, membership in bigshoulders.city is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.3

Membership is also free: hosting, administration, and domain registration are provided by our admin. Right now that runs about $100 a year, not counting labor. You can buy him a coffee if you like.

Boundless credit to our sister instances in Portland and Philadelphia for inspiration.


1. For the purpose of inclusivity, bigshoulders.city includes greater Chicagoland in its definition of "Chicago," though you personally should never do that.
2. From “Docks,” in Chicago Poems, 1916. Rejected URLs included noketchup.dogs, woptheb.am, dibs.team, and malort.report.
3. No more than 500 characters.