Foolish Child #6: State of Emergency

Foolish Child is a biweekly web comic series by Dickens



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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. Could the image of all the people with headsets and “OPINIONS” become an AS shirt? Because that is basically the Internet.

  2. Wow. I already deeply respect people who can deal with disturbing emergency situations day in and day out, and this just adds a whole other level to it. Thank you for the work that you do.

  3. Love it. Work in 911 too and hate feeling like I live in 2 very different worlds. Keep up the good fight — we need you in government.

  4. This made me so happy to see a Queer, POC, 911 dispatcher like myself on AS. Yay!!I love your comics. I also sing a version of I need my job anytime a caller ask to speak to a white person because, ” I sound too Mexican or because they are angry that my people are taking over their country.”or anytime my coworkers start with their homophobia then look at me and say, ” not you though just the others.” To bad i like to eat….I need my job.

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