we need this for bbh hq! plus we do consent! we do respect! we do femme appreciation! and we do extrahellaqueer shit! :)
"Form-fitting feels different than tailored and my form is something I’m super protective of so why the fuck did I decide to wear leggings today?"
|—||G.D Anderson (via riseabovethemadness)|
*I’ve seen the link for this going around, but it’s so vastly important that yes, it needs another post about it.
YourHolidayMom is a collection of letters and audio recordings by moms offering support and validation to LGBTQ kids who don’t have their family’s support this holiday season.
"This season, supportive moms (and dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents and friends too!) have gathered to send a holiday message to all LGBTQ children, teens and adults who are without family support and who would like a “stand-in Holiday family.” Knowing that not every parent is ready to accept her own LGBTQ child exactly as-is (as hard as this is for us to imagine), we have written to extend our love beyond that of our own family.
We are not celebrities. We are everyday friends and family from everyday homes. Many, but not all, have LGBTQ children of our own (hence, some use full names and photos, and some do not). Many, but not all, are straight. In other words, even our writers here represent diversity. The vast majority of us came together because they heard about the project in our 2012 season, and many have never met me or each other. The common bond we share is that we are so full of love and pride for our own children–LGBTQ and straight–we wanted to extend ourselves beyond our own families and do something more.
We wish you a happy, love-filled Holiday Season!
With Love, Shamama”
***(And send your own holiday support, too!)
If you cannot see how the issues of feminism are so deeply interconnected with racism, with violence on WoC, with rape culture, with colonialism, with our disdain for people from the Global South, with whose bodies are deemed human and whose are not (and as such, unrapeable), with institutionalized violence, with wars waged by our Nations on the countries where these people come from…
|—||Sri Ramana Maharshi (via riseabovethemadness)|
what i mean when i say “i can’t do that” - the depression edition
- i am unable to do that
- i don’t have the energy to do that
- i cannot wrap my head around what you’re asking me to do
- there is too much in my head right now
- i can not do that
what people hear:
- i am unwilling to do that
- i am being stubborn for no reason
- i am being dramatic
- i am lazy
- i need you to repeat that only louder
- i need a push
- i don’t want to do that
Bless this post
|—||A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via firelorddahlia)|
|—||William E. Burleson in Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community (Source: thisismgk, via socio-logic)|