QUEER, FEMME, TRANS/GENDERQUEER, ACTIVIST.
Critical of: Oppression, Racism, Cultural Appropriation, Fat Phobia, Ableism, Classism, Rape Culture. Supports: Decolonization, Trans*-Positive Feminism, Sex-Worker Rights, Queer/ Trans Anarchism/ Punk Culture, Immigrant Rights, Prison Justice. Other Interests: Self Care, Mental Health, Body Positivity, Vegan/Hypoglycemic nutrition, Transition Documentation, Femme/Queer/ Gayboy* Fashions. NSFW
my 12 year old “niece” Lila on her business idea.
I love that little girl.
I wanna go
LACE AND DIAMONDS WILL COST A LITTLE EXTRA!
This girl needs a kickstarter. For real.(via sourcedumal)
I vote her for presidency(via strugglingtobeheard)
Amd bras for boys. *tears
if what makes you angry is marginalized people calling out oppression
and not the oppression itself
your priorities couldn’t be any clearer
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edge
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.
This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
on your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.
And I will not be afraid
of your scars.
I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.
– Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers (via malice-in-ghandi-land)
Dear internets, got any suggestions for combatting internalized mental health stigma?
I had a panic attack at school today, right before a test :/
But I am awesome and used my room grounding tool right away. had accomodations set up w disability services that I was easily able to postpone. Was w the school psychiatrist when it happened. Had a friend I could talk to who supported me safely over the phone while I cried.
Brought on mainly by my psychiatrist suggesting I switch meds to zoloft. I think, among other things, I have a neg association w zoloft and a whole lot of internalized mental health shame attached to it.
How do you approach internalized mental health shame?
Looking for tools, anecdotes, encouragement, community.
– (via notesonascandal)
The Curiously Oppressive Power of Positive Thinking
by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, Content Intern
Occasionally, I read articles and see memes that suggest that loving ourselves and our bodies involves believing in the power of “positive thinking” – a belief that dictates that if we just believe…
I love how people are just going in on Pollan these days. It’s definitely funny to take down the dude that is connecting “radical” food politics to his idea of what an ideal American family unit should be and become.
for further reading: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/28/is_michael_pollan_a_sexist_pig/(via muchfiner)
Tw mentions child abuse. (Verbal violence at dinner table.)
This is an amazing piece of history. I could listen to her talk all day.
Sylvia Rivera interview at World Pride in Italy
Sylvia Rivera gives a detailed account of what happened the night of the Stonewall Riots.