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No spying, no privacy violations, no selling my data, and most importantly, no AI. They also have apps for both Apple and Android that function as a basic web browser with Ecosia as the default search engine.
I can not recommend them enough for being an oasis in the morass of AI-infested garbage of the modern era.
I actually hadn't heard about the big people living longer studies. I have to think it makes some kind of sense, at least on the concept of storing energy and having more reserves if injured or sick - more to draw from when you can't intake as much. I'll have to see what the studies actually say about it.
I definitely felt pretty. It was super nice. I got more attention than the person I was with!
Diversity Richmond is a pretty badass group, I have to say. They're an LGBTQ+ organization that puts on these small local events that are very queer-positive with a lot of warm, welcoming people. I am rather glad that a friend pointed me to them and drags me to some of their events and locations because they definitely are helping me feel better about myself.
Went out to one tonight and even got a couple complements on the dress and face paint, which made me feel good and happy. Kind of nice not to be made fun of for what I wear or how fat I am.