Hello! My name is m. tarah henry, though I’ve also been known online as tarah brandier or “lobst”. My pronouns are exclusively they/them. I am transgender, non-binary, and on the asexuality spectrum. I am also life-partnered to Phen, and we live under the same roof in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. I was born in 1984, and my political beliefs are firmly (and exclusively) left-wing.
I’ve been active in online artwork since my teenage years. All of my work these days is done exclusively in free/open-source software: mainly Krita, Aseprite, and Blender, and all in Linux Mint; I do this in part because tablet drivers are built into the Linux kernel, and partly because I’ve been locked into upgrade paths by paid software before; this has happened numerous times in a variety of fields, and I’ve found getting acclimated to free alternatives is an excellent way to avoid that happening in the future.
I pay for and moderate scalie.club, a Mastodon server for myself and a few mutual friends. I do this because I believe it’s important to communicate in ad-free spaces with transparent funding models whenever possible. If we follow each other someplace, let me know if you’d like an account!