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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

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Sep 30 '14
val3ntea:

"We can ALL do it!" by soirart

val3ntea:

"We can ALL do it!" by soirart

Sep 30 '14

Taylor Swift on Emma Watson’s UN speech and (last 2 gifs) on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (x)

(Source: swlft)

Sep 22 '14

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

(Source: emccwatson)

Sep 22 '14
Sep 15 '14

gradientlair:

obiwanskenobi:

If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones. (quote)

 *slow clap….*

Sep 15 '14
Sep 9 '14

Someone said “Are you really so stupid to think that Africa has the same technological advances as us? If they did they would probably have clean water and not live in houses made of sticks and mud. Get over yourself and stop being so ignorant.”….. Below is a tiny collection of images of the Africa they refuse to show you..

unknown-0-geek:

idahoing:

shez-a-b0mbshell:

kushandwizdom:

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I’m sorry you’ve been made to believe that the whole of Africa is poor, I really am..

Reblogging for those of you who think Africa is only what the media and movies portrays it to be

Shocking News: racists are often wrong and uninformed

Has this person ever seen Sun City? It’s a built up city that’s entirely within a dead volcano. The swimming resort is massive! 

Sep 9 '14
oxers:

bitchenwitch:

aeon-fux:

practicallyblack:

talizorah-vas-rannoch:

arandomwhitedude:

in-between-cracks:

Brandon Marshall

brandon marshall is a great human being tbh

dayum. nfl should be embarrassed after this.

thas wassup.

this is literally the first time I’ve seen someone with BPD presented so positively. It’s a pretty hidden illness with a lot of misinformation about it floating around so this really means a lot 

i’ve never seen a celebrity open about bpd i’m !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE!
I’ve seen this post floating around a few times, and I often see it tagged with bipolar disorder, which is totally understandable! Bipolar and Borderline are often mixed up, due to having very similar acronyms and also there being such a lack of mental health awareness regarding anything outside of anxiety or depression, but they’re actually two very different illnesses.
Bipolar Disorder (aka manic-depressive illness) is a mood disorder that results in periods of very high moods (mania) and very low depressions. It’s often accompanied by poor impulse control, tendencies towards self-harm, anxiety and even sometimes psychosis, but it’s a very treatable condition with the right meds! 
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder marked by impulsive behavior, tremendous emotional instability, difficulty maintaining interpersonal relations and fractured self-image. BPD sufferers often deal with anxiety, self-harm, substance abuse and crippling black-and-white thought, though the causes of these symptoms are very different of those experienced by Bipolar patients. In contrast, BPD is managed more frequently through psychotherapy and developing coping techniques than with medication, though meds can play a big part of reaching a stable state.
Both are examples of non-neurotypical alignments that aren’t often discussed and which both carry a very heavy stigma, and it’s important we’re all informed! 

oxers:

bitchenwitch:

aeon-fux:

practicallyblack:

talizorah-vas-rannoch:

arandomwhitedude:

in-between-cracks:

Brandon Marshall

brandon marshall is a great human being tbh

dayum. nfl should be embarrassed after this.

thas wassup.

this is literally the first time I’ve seen someone with BPD presented so positively. It’s a pretty hidden illness with a lot of misinformation about it floating around so this really means a lot 

i’ve never seen a celebrity open about bpd i’m !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE!

I’ve seen this post floating around a few times, and I often see it tagged with bipolar disorder, which is totally understandable! Bipolar and Borderline are often mixed up, due to having very similar acronyms and also there being such a lack of mental health awareness regarding anything outside of anxiety or depression, but they’re actually two very different illnesses.

Bipolar Disorder (aka manic-depressive illness) is a mood disorder that results in periods of very high moods (mania) and very low depressions. It’s often accompanied by poor impulse control, tendencies towards self-harm, anxiety and even sometimes psychosis, but it’s a very treatable condition with the right meds! 

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder marked by impulsive behavior, tremendous emotional instability, difficulty maintaining interpersonal relations and fractured self-image. BPD sufferers often deal with anxiety, self-harm, substance abuse and crippling black-and-white thought, though the causes of these symptoms are very different of those experienced by Bipolar patients. In contrast, BPD is managed more frequently through psychotherapy and developing coping techniques than with medication, though meds can play a big part of reaching a stable state.

Both are examples of non-neurotypical alignments that aren’t often discussed and which both carry a very heavy stigma, and it’s important we’re all informed! 

Aug 18 '14
quickweaves:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?
*sigh
If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com
Again, I feel this begs to be said again: Black. Lives. Matter.

OMFG

quickweaves:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?

*sigh

If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com

Again, I feel this begs to be said again:

Black.
Lives.
Matter.

OMFG

Aug 11 '14

distractedbyshinyobjects:

If you haven’t already heard, Robin Williams has been found dead, and the authorities suspect he took his own life. Proving yet again that depression is a silent menace. Especially so in people whose lives might seem charmed from the outside.

In honor of him, and the lifetime of joy his work provided to countless people, here is a list of resources for people who may be contemplating self-harm or suicide.

If this might be you, please, please, please don’t. If you need help, ask. If you don’t, pass this or a similar list of resources along. You never know who may see it that needs it.

My ask box is always open.

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453

And chat resources for those who don’t feel comfortable speaking on telephones:
http://www.crisischat.org/ http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx http://www.didihirsch.org/chat

Jul 20 '14

Dear internet,

trailofdesire:

magpieandwhale:

trailofdesire:

emilysidhe:

ambienne:

Please give me all the advice you have on writing cover letters. Like, the closer you can get to literally just writing a cover letter for me, the better. Ok bye.

This is how I did the one for my librarian position.  I hope it helps.

Dear Person Hiring for this Job,

I am writing to ask you to consider me for X position.  This is a paragraph about why I want to do X position in general.  It includes at least one personal detail and at least one job skill I consider a particular strength.  It argues that I am passionate about this career.  It is not long.

I have had the opportunity to gain experience in this job by - paragraph about my work or study experience.  It should go from most recent experience back.  Include some details about your responsibilities/achievements in your most recent or most important positions.  If you have mostly study experience, give more detail about what exactly you studied.  If you shadowed people, mention that.  If your work experience is largely unrelated, try to shoehorn some of it in (e.g. I gained experience working with people by).  You can supplement with relevant hobbies.  (But if you do have recent, relevant work experience, you should largely be detailing that.  Only embroider the other stuff if you need to flesh it out.)  This should be the longest paragraph.

I hope you will consider allowing me to do X thing at your company.  This is a few sentences about why I want to work at your company in particular and what I think I could bring.  Try to mention at least one detail from the company website, so they know you visited it.  This is a short paragraph that parallels the first one.

Thank you very much for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

Person You Would Be a Fool Not to At Least Interview

oh my god thank you this is relevant to current interests

Two other points, to challenge what’s being said above a little:

1) Remember that the person reading this cover letter wants to know how you can contribute to the company. Not how excited you are about the position: it’s all about what they gain. Try framing the whole thing in that sense — “You would gain my X awesome skill that would help you Y with your mission.” “Here’s why I’m awesome and a great fit for making your company go better.”

2) At the end, ask for the interview. “I am available at PHONE NUMBER at your convenience. I look forward to speaking with you about this great opportunity soon.” Maybe even say you’ll be following up at a specific time and date. Ask for the job. People respond to that, and it’s a good way to fake confidence until you make it. Ask for the job.

Okay, three points. People reading cover letters get SO BORED going through them. Think about starting off with a story that relates to why you’re interested in the job, or that demonstrates a skill or a strong interest that would make you a good candidate. Be memorable — people remember stories, even (maybe especially) very little ones.

*hoards advice*

Jul 16 '14
senioragentblue:

lazyscience:

fierceawakening:

poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

Signal boost

http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ At this link there is information about what is entailed for possibly becoming a donor, your chances of actually being a donor for someone, and what it would require in terms of your time and effort. Not everyone is able to make the commitment and there’s nothing wrong with that - but if you can, you could literally be the difference between life and death for Michael and people like him especially if you are of African descent - that is the group that is right now least likely to have a donor match already available in the registry:


SIGNAL BOOST.

senioragentblue:

lazyscience:

fierceawakening:

poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

Signal boost

http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ At this link there is information about what is entailed for possibly becoming a donor, your chances of actually being a donor for someone, and what it would require in terms of your time and effort. Not everyone is able to make the commitment and there’s nothing wrong with that - but if you can, you could literally be the difference between life and death for Michael and people like him especially if you are of African descent - that is the group that is right now least likely to have a donor match already available in the registry:

SIGNAL BOOST.

Jul 14 '14

writerforgondor:

fleurdulys:

lediableaquatre:

themindofshmell:

+fleurdulys:

also wow before cursing capitalism and telling yourself communism is better please ask yourself if your capitalist country made you wait hours in line just to get food or if you know what food rations mean because i do and my parents do or if you know how it’s like to do your homework having nothing but a candle as light because the electricity was rationed or if you know how it’s like to freeze in winter because the gas was cut… or if you know how it’s like to look at your neighbour or your friend or even your own relative and wonder if he or she works for Securitate and whether or not you can tell him a joke without being thrown in prison

also if you were very sad about bucky barnes’ fate in captain america 2 pls know that ‘reeducation’ and brainwashing actually happened and what you’ve seen in captain america is a trip to the park compared to what some people had to suffer

and before you tell me ‘but that’s not communism’ please tell me a country where communism actually worked and people didn’t die in prisons for speaking against it, weren’t forced to give up their fucking houses ( normal houses. the house where they were born and their parents were born) and intellectuals weren’t exiled or killed. please tell me a country where communism didn’t destroy people’s lives for speaking against it. oh you can’t, but in the meantime you can talk shit about capitalism all you like and no one’s throwing your ass in prison.

or people being afraid to speak in their own houses because they were afraid they might be listened through the telephone (which was compulsory to have), or  going to jail for life because the neighbour had a grudge on you and told the Securitate that you spoke against the system, or not being able to practice any religion, or not being allowed an abortion without having 4 births before, or living in horror orphanages if you were physically/mentally disabled or your parents didn’t want you, or being sent to jail/psychiatry hospital if you were gay ( because being gay was illegal) in order to be “re-educated”, or having to introduce something praising the communist party in any form of art you created, or not having acces to books, movies, TV, music, products  information from the West whatsoever, I mean the only place people could drink Pepsi in the country was Constanta, because there were foreign tourists there, and speaking of foreigners/minorities, the Securitate would ask ( ask haha) you to spy on your friends/colleagues/neighbours if they were Jewish,  Arabian or any other ethnicity/nationality.

And when we asked our history teacher why the people rioted against the system in 1989, do you know what he said?  He didn’t say “because they wanted freedom”, he said ” because they were starving”. 

Thinking about it,  simply being on Tumblr and talking to someone from the US and reblogging about female reproductive rights  and shipping Johnlock would have broken a shitload of communist laws, but go ahead, romanticize communism. 

  #this isn’t an opinion on communism ffs    #this is actual communist history    #this is our parents’ and our grandparents’ history  

#THIS is exactly what communists on this site fail to understand #you’re there from the top of your american views fighting capitalism and its evils #and capitalism has evils #and do not understand that when people talk about the horrors of communism they’re not talking like you are #they’re not talk about something that is abstract #they’re not talking about ideas #when people insist on the practical aspect of communism how it was enforced they’re talking about people who died who were tortured they’re talking about their families because it happened only 30 years ago #and if you dismiss that by saying that ‘that’s not real communism’ #you’re being not just ignorant but also a huge ass to those people you’re spitting in their face and in their suffering #Stop talking about idealism and abstractions when in the name of this ideology thousands were tortured and killed #stop speaking about ideals when people are trying to speak about what really happened

I had an idiot friend of mine who tried to convince me that Communism was a good thing and I felt ready to throw a history book at his face. He tried to convince me that communism economy were better and that it really wasn’t evil, that it was just an economic system. He also tried to tell me that economies under communism were better then capitalist countries. And. I cannot tell you how angry I was. 

Because. Yes. Communist economies have worked SO WELL. YEAH. 

Because, millions certainly didn’t “die” under communist regimes. nooo. 

I mean. You’d have to live under a rock not to understand how terrible communism is. 

People really do need to stop thinking commuism is some amazing and great thing. Because its not. Its evil and its ugly and many, many lives have been lost due to it

Jul 13 '14
henchkobun21:

With all the Batgirl fanart going around right now, it seems like a very important time to post some art of Oracle.
The state of women’s costumes in comics is terrible, the new Batgirl costume is nice. 
But there was a price, it was incredibly high, and people need to remember that.  DC wants people to forget that they’ve virtually removed people with disabilities from their little world. They want fans to forget that there were readers with disabilities literally begging the company not to take away their representation, and DC ignored them. So it’s up to us to make sure people remember.
This piece was penciled by Jackson Guice and colored by Tom Smith.

henchkobun21:

With all the Batgirl fanart going around right now, it seems like a very important time to post some art of Oracle.

The state of women’s costumes in comics is terrible, the new Batgirl costume is nice. 

But there was a price, it was incredibly high, and people need to remember that.  DC wants people to forget that they’ve virtually removed people with disabilities from their little world. They want fans to forget that there were readers with disabilities literally begging the company not to take away their representation, and DC ignored them. So it’s up to us to make sure people remember.

This piece was penciled by Jackson Guice and colored by Tom Smith.

Mar 12 '14

strongblackbrotha:

Yes I did reblog this 6 times. Your lucky if this isn’t on your dash everyday.

(Source: owning-my-truth)