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Hi! I’m Ellie. I work for a women’s rights group doing work and public education primarily about legal rights and how to navigate systems. I’m leaning and very interested in state and local .

I am an adopted person and I serve as the spokesperson for Vermont Adoptee Rights. We were instrumental in passing a significant bill this spring that will restore all VT born adopted peoples right to obtain their own original birth certificates. We are now turning our attention to Massachusetts.

I love , , , , backyard birdwatching, and playing the .

New hobbies of mine include and trying (very slowly) to learn the .

I have adorable pets and will likely share photos of them, photos of my garden, and . Sometimes, I’ll share my thoughts about politics and about living as an .

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CW: #infertility & #adoption 

It’s and as a person who is both struggling with infertility and an adopted person, I have many thoughts about this topic.

Most importantly, adoption is not a solution to infertility.

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Dahlia does not appear to enjoy selfies, despite her purring.

I love all of your suggestions, thank you! We settled on naming her Dahlia.

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If you live in the US, you can order a third set of free covid tests (two sets of four tests this time, for a total of eight).

special.usps.com/testkits

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Today is brutal. Mother’s Day as an adopee is always tough and it’s so much harder this year given where we are in our infertility journey. Be gentle today.

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Do y'all know any librarians who are into citizen science? STEM librarians (as in, that's their job) a plus.

Asking for a colleague working on a grant application.

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Abortion access is a disability rights issue.

Abortion access is a trans rights issue.

Abortion access is a feminist issue.

Abortion access is a class issue.

Abortion access is a human rights issue.

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🚨 New #Vermont #Coop Alert 🚨

The Livable #RealEstateCoop just launched in the Upper Valley, and is focusing on a model in which they develop and operate Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). I spoke to the lead organizer early on, and am exited to see how their model plays out!

livable.coop/

#vt #btv #UpperValley

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cw: abortion discourse 

really think the fact abortion bans won't exclude ectopic pregnancies or rape or any of least controversial instances of abortion and also put those with miscarriages at risk of prosecution demonstrates this isn't a normal policy, but pure theocracy pushed through by terminally radicalised people

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