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lunar-lavender:

I DREW A THING TO SUM UP MY FEELS
Spoonies go hard or we don’t go at all. Because going IS hard, okay?
[Pictured: me, my cane, my meds, my TENS unit, my heating pad, one blood draw bandage out of probably twenty, and my CPAP mask. Not pictured: lost wages, lost work, lower quality of living, and what it feels like to wake up tireder than you were when you went to bed.]
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We’re being cool. 

notinsightgallery:

lunar-lavender:

I DREW A THING TO SUM UP MY FEELS

Spoonies go hard or we don’t go at all. Because going IS hard, okay?

[Pictured: me, my cane, my meds, my TENS unit, my heating pad, one blood draw bandage out of probably twenty, and my CPAP mask. Not pictured: lost wages, lost work, lower quality of living, and what it feels like to wake up tireder than you were when you went to bed.]

[Be cool, don’t remove text.]

We’re being cool. 

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You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. — Daniell Koepke (via psych-facts)

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Stop calling me “someone’s daughter”.
I’m someone.
That should be enough reason not to hurt me.
— Ragehound (via ladylazarus)

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cyberteeth:

Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists

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The study offers further depressing insights. Not only did the male pretend jurors prove “significantly more likely” to find the obese female defendants—rather than the slim ones—guilty, but the trim male participants were worst of all, frequently labeling the fat women “repeat offenders” with “awareness” of their crimes.

Study: Male Jurors More Likely To Find Heavier Women Guilty - ThinkProgress (via brooklynmutt)

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smh

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oh hey but fatphobia is not a thing!!!!

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What the actual fuck

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sp00ky0wl:

ghostyfelix:

satohai:

iliketolight-thingsonfire:

fairysharkmother:

MOMMA WILL GIVE ADVICE.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: MENSTRUATING DOES NOT MAKE YOU BAD. IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE SICK. IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DIRTY.

First of all, do not go swimming in the ocean to look for Momma. 
Momma will be right here.

Momma suggests that at first sign of blood, take tylenol. If you are super in tune with your body, take it when you estimate it will start soon!

Momma knows EXACTLY what to do for cramps. Eating cranberries or drinking their juice is a wonderful way to get rid of cramps.

Another way to help with the pain is to rest on your bed like in the picture, butt in the air and head on the ground. 

Also, if you do not like pads OR tampons, there are more solutions!

There is the softcup!

And the mooncup!

They are very similar to one another. They are basically soft, silicone cups that go up into your lady cave that collect the blood.The softcup is a bit more expensive.

Also, Momma says that if you want to have sex and not have gushing everywhere, you can use a softcup!

The mooncup is a lot like the softcup, but it is reusable. Momma will remind you that you MUST disinfect it in boiling water. 

You can even use natural sea sponge like a tampon! 
Momma says it’s okay. 

There are also cotton reusable pads!

Momma is also thinking of you men that have periods, too!
There is a special kind of boxers that you can buy with a special pocket for sanitary products! It also comes with a bulge.

The most important thing to do, menstruating or not, is to love and respect yourself. Do not feel ashamed, and get through it as well as you can!

Momma loves you!

Thank you momma.

I imagine Momma having a really typical haggard old smoker’s voice

MOMMA’S ON MY OWN DASH WHAT THE HECKLE

WAIT HOLD THE PHONE THERE ARE OPTIONS OUTSIDE OF PADS AND TAMPONS???

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Well, hello there, you adorable person, you.

crystalsoulslayer:

C’mere. I wanna talk to you for a minute.

Sometimes, everybody feels insignificant. I certainly do. Like I don’t matter, like I’m not good enough, or pretty enough, or powerful enough to make a difference in anybody’s life. I’m not sure where this feeling comes from, but I do know one thing:

This feeling is bullshit. You are important to people.

Bear with me here, because I am about to explain you a thing. A quantum physics thing.

You’ve probably heard of Newton’s laws of motion—you know, inertia, force, equal-and-opposite-reactions. And other things; maybe a little thermodynamics, some of that sweet conservation of energy? Cool stuff, very useful. But physics has a lot of laws, and they don’t teach you all of them at school.

One of these is the law of information*, which states, put simply, that information cannot be lost. Theoretically, if we had the technology, we could take any single atom in the universe and extrapolate every single thing that has happened to every particle everywhere in the universe from the dawn of time to the present day.

I know, I know. Bit of a weird concept, yeah? “What, Crystal,” I hear you plaintively ask the screen, “does this have to do with me feeling insignificant?”

Well, my beloved, adorable, and inquisitive reader, information can never be lost. Think about that. Every action carried out by anything ever in the universe ever is remembered, at the most fundamental level, by every single thing across all of space and time, and this includes things you do. Every act of kindness you’ve ever carried out has been remembered, not just by atoms and quarks, positrons and planets, but by the people around you.

Just by being here, you have changed people. You will be remembered. You have had an effect. You’ve made someone’s day, hundreds of times, in your lifetime, and you will continue to do so. Friends, family, total strangers, colleagues, classmates—not all of them will, but many of them will remember you, and they will smile. Maybe you said something nice when they were having a bad day. Maybe you gave them a pearl of wisdom they’ve held close ever since, or maybe they just saw you from across the room one day and thought, “damn, they look good. Real good. Real, real good. Look at them. All cute. All pretty. Look at their skin, their eyes, the way their hair falls across their face. Look at that gorgeous fucking smile.”

I seem to have lost the plot a bit because I got all caught up in how cute you are. And you are, and other people know this, and think about it sometimes, and get a goofy smile. Look, the point is this: at a fundamental level, the laws of physics do not allow you to be unimportant. Everything you do, every word you speak, echoes across eons. Causality will not permit you to be forgotten. Your existence is not permanent, but your actions are immortal. Your kindnesses will not be lost on those who receive them, and will be passed from your generation to every generation after.

*If you’re going to look this concept up, it’s actually the law of conservation of information in technical literature. Get ready for a headache, because it’s really a pretty complicated thing, with lots more crazy implications than I go into here.

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patientlights:

anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. it feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. you get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal as long as no one tries to speak to you.

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thekidsarentalright:

Say goodbye to your pufferfish, triggerfish, tetras, corydoras, ferrets, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, hamsters, turtles, tortoises, salamanders, frogs, toads, and so much more if this list doesn’t change.
Because of this, I and some other people in the pet community here in WV are working together to get the word spread as much as possible. To do this, though, we need money, and money is something we have little of.
I’m raising money to help purchase items and services to gain awareness of the horrible pet ban draft which is a result of WV HB 4393 aka the Dangerous Animals Act here in West Virginia. A great way to combat this is through education, but I also want to spread word of the bill far and wide to make West Virginian citizens aware that their favorite pet could soon be illegal.
I’ve set up a GoFundMe to collect funds from anyone who would like to donate money towards fliers, a radio commercial, a TV ad, possibly tables at fairs or festivals, and money that may need to go towards renting a building to have an educational animal event to help spread awareness and convince people to send in comments during the public comment period. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!!!
You can donate as yourself or as a business. If you donate $100 as a business, you’ll get a small logo on the commercial. If you donate $200 as a business, you’ll get a large logo on the commercial. After you donate, email your logo to jamee.stover@gmail.com to have it included. Everyone will get their name or business name on a contributor list that will be online and printed physically on a sign that will be displayed at any events that may be held.
Don’t forget that you can donate any amount, not just what is listed as a reward level, by hitting the “DONATE” button.
As for helping without donating, the Public Comment Period will begin JULY 2, at which time you may voice your opinion and concerns to the committee for public record in relation to the animal ban list. Please stick to the facts and help to enlighten the committee as to why certain species and entire orders should not be on such a list.
Jerry B Jenkins WVDNR 304-558-2784
Nancy Sullivan WVDHHR 304-558-9998 - nancy.j.sullivan@wv.gov
Paul Johansen West Virginia Wildlife 304-558-2771 - Paul.R.Johansen@wv.gov
Jewell Plumley WV Dept of Agriculture 304-538-2397 or 304-558-2214 Cell 304-257-8973 - jplumley@wvda.us
"When contacting please be polite, and respectful to these individuals, they are only doing their jobs and trust they have been working with real "experts" to make these lists. They have indicated that they will be more than happy to hear any of our suggestions and data that we collect when the public comment period begins. When the time comes we will let you know, until then please gather as much real data and information that you can to defend your chosen pet(s) and get it ready to send in."(ronmedia.com)
I’ve been asking this a lot, but these are two really important ways you can help us here in WV:
PLEASE REBLOG AND SIGNAL BOOST THIS!

thekidsarentalright:

Say goodbye to your pufferfish, triggerfish, tetras, corydoras, ferrets, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, hamsters, turtles, tortoises, salamanders, frogs, toads, and so much more if this list doesn’t change.

Because of this, I and some other people in the pet community here in WV are working together to get the word spread as much as possible. To do this, though, we need money, and money is something we have little of.

I’m raising money to help purchase items and services to gain awareness of the horrible pet ban draft which is a result of WV HB 4393 aka the Dangerous Animals Act here in West Virginia. A great way to combat this is through education, but I also want to spread word of the bill far and wide to make West Virginian citizens aware that their favorite pet could soon be illegal.

I’ve set up a GoFundMe to collect funds from anyone who would like to donate money towards fliers, a radio commercial, a TV ad, possibly tables at fairs or festivals, and money that may need to go towards renting a building to have an educational animal event to help spread awareness and convince people to send in comments during the public comment period. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!!!

You can donate as yourself or as a business. If you donate $100 as a business, you’ll get a small logo on the commercial. If you donate $200 as a business, you’ll get a large logo on the commercial. After you donate, email your logo to jamee.stover@gmail.com to have it included. Everyone will get their name or business name on a contributor list that will be online and printed physically on a sign that will be displayed at any events that may be held.

Don’t forget that you can donate any amount, not just what is listed as a reward level, by hitting the “DONATE” button.

As for helping without donating, the Public Comment Period will begin JULY 2, at which time you may voice your opinion and concerns to the committee for public record in relation to the animal ban list. Please stick to the facts and help to enlighten the committee as to why certain species and entire orders should not be on such a list.

  • Jerry B Jenkins WVDNR 304-558-2784
  • Nancy Sullivan WVDHHR 304-558-9998 - nancy.j.sullivan@wv.gov
  • Paul Johansen West Virginia Wildlife 304-558-2771 - Paul.R.Johansen@wv.gov
  • Jewell Plumley WV Dept of Agriculture 304-538-2397 or 304-558-2214 Cell 304-257-8973 - jplumley@wvda.us

"When contacting please be polite, and respectful to these individuals, they are only doing their jobs and trust they have been working with real "experts" to make these lists. They have indicated that they will be more than happy to hear any of our suggestions and data that we collect when the public comment period begins. When the time comes we will let you know, until then please gather as much real data and information that you can to defend your chosen pet(s) and get it ready to send in."(ronmedia.com)

I’ve been asking this a lot, but these are two really important ways you can help us here in WV:

PLEASE REBLOG AND SIGNAL BOOST THIS!

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