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ed-free-maggie:

A traumatic experience is not your fault. You did not bring this upon yourself. You did not ask for it to happen to you. There was nothing you could have done. And what happened does not make you a horrible person. You are wonderful. 

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swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

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what’s this? long night of paper writing?

cyprusssunn is here, also writing.

cat is being distracting/needy.

and tumblr is way too much fun.

<3 send nice messages to encourage me? i’m feeling like i don’t know what i’m doing with my topic anymore and am confused/concerned/etc.

and i’m hoping. hoping. i can. maybe feel decent tomorrow. decent enough to take pictures of myself. for the thing. because nerves. also

why are my friends ALL SO CUTE?! and great?!

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cockchomp:

not killing myself is a personal achievement but you cant really brag about that at dinner parties

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"Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”"

Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.z  (via tropicalrainstorm)

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DMAB TRANS FOLK WHO NEED CLOTHES

scarcelyravenouswantonworship:

I just realized that I can be using my Employee Discount Powers for good! I work at a thrift store and can get all sorts of cool clothes super cheap half off on top of the thrifty prices. For example, I can get shirts for as little as two to four bucks a piece, pants for like three to five bucks a piece, skirts for like three to five bucks, dresses for like four to ten bucks, (buck buck buck lol so many bucks I’m a chicken now) etc. 

If you live in Canada or America and need some cheap (if you can afford it and would like to) or free (if you can’t afford it or think you deserve presents than that’s totally cool too I mean seriously dmab trans folks all deserve presents every day) clothes, you can send me a message and we can talk sizes and style and stuff. I’m living on a bit of a budget right now but would be totally happy to spend like fifty bucks or maybe more a month on helping you look and feel like you can and should!

Before I get more into what my store has, I should mention that our selection of plus-size stuff tends to be pretty spotty. I’ve tried a few times to get our management to do more to bring in and shelve plus sized clothing, and will continue to advocate for it, but I’m pretty sure they’re not listening. That being said, if you need it, I swear by my rabbits that I will go to all five stores in my city to find good clothes that fit you and make you feel rad. My partner has experience with shopping for plus sized clothes (and REALLY great fashion sense) and they have kindly offered to come with me and give me a hand with the shopping, so hopefully we should be able to get a really good fit for you! 

My store carries all kinds of clothes: scarves (including winter scarves and beautiful scarves for head wrapping)  blouses (short/long sleeve), knits (short sleeve like T-shirts and long sleeve), sleeveless tops, pullovers, cardigans, hoodies, yoga pants, sweats, shorts, capris, casual/more formal pants, jeans, skirts, summer dresses and sleeve-having dresses, blazers, vests, pant/dress suits, spring jackets, winter jackets, leather/fur coats, rain jackets, PJs, nightgowns, underwear, socks, shoes/boots/sandals, jewelry, purses, etc.

Basically I want to do this because I know how tough - and unaffordable - it can be to shop for the clothes that you might need.  You might get judgement from employees, friends who are along with, family who monitor purchases, or whatever. 

In case it wasn’t clear this applies for ALL dmab trans folk, nonbinary people included. Also, if you live outside of Canada or America, maybe try me anyway and if it is within my budget we can work out shipping.

Even if you don’t need the thing please consider signal boosting!

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EDIT actually hey dfab folks you can feel free to message me too. I’m giving top priority on the free clothes to dmab folks but we can work something out you’ll still get one hell of a deal.

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stilinskyed:

gothamsnexttoprobin:

shegoestothemovies:

WARNING - PLEASE READ IF YOU HAVE A PEANUT ALLERGY AND LIKE TO SHMEAR MAKEUP ON YOUR SKIN TO MAKE YOU LOOK AS FLAWLESS AS YOUR PERSONALITY
I am one such an individual, and last night I was super pumped to try this concealer. Out of curiosity I read the ingredients and saw something called arachidyl behenate.
Anything with the root “arachi” such as “arachis oil” is probably peanut related. And, sure enough, I did some research and arachidyl behenate is peanut-derived. Which is the story of how I nearly smushed a deadly food allergen into my skin.
There’s a report here from last year that seems to indicate that some food allergens are neutralized when processed for cosmetics, but I’m not sure that applies for peanuts. And at any rate, they did indicate there was still a risk of a reaction if such proteins weren’t processed properly.
Now, I’m gonna say it outright - I’m not one hundred percent sure that a heavily processed peanut-derived chemical such as arachidyl behenate will cause a reaction. I’ve worn a lot of makeup over the years without checking the ingredients, so I could have easily used a product containing it without knowing. Still, better safe than sorry.
Alternate names for peanut products (anything with the prefix “arachi-” should be considered suspect):
beer nuts, earth nuts, goobers, groundnuts, groundnut oil, hypogaeic acid, katchung oil, mandelonas
A full list can be found here, another cosmetic-specific one here.
Here’s some articles on the subject:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11558642
http://www.national-toxic-encephalopathy-foundation.org/peanuts-in-cosmetics/
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/hydrogenated-peanut-oil
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700482/ARACHIS_HYPOGAEA_(PEANUT)_OIL/
Stay safe, guys, and please signal boost for any peanut-allergic followers you might have!

YES THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY IMPORTANT

I T HINK YOU MIGHT HAVE JUST SAVED MY LIFE&#160;??

stilinskyed:

gothamsnexttoprobin:

shegoestothemovies:

WARNING - PLEASE READ IF YOU HAVE A PEANUT ALLERGY AND LIKE TO SHMEAR MAKEUP ON YOUR SKIN TO MAKE YOU LOOK AS FLAWLESS AS YOUR PERSONALITY

I am one such an individual, and last night I was super pumped to try this concealer. Out of curiosity I read the ingredients and saw something called arachidyl behenate.

Anything with the root “arachi” such as “arachis oil” is probably peanut related. And, sure enough, I did some research and arachidyl behenate is peanut-derived. Which is the story of how I nearly smushed a deadly food allergen into my skin.

There’s a report here from last year that seems to indicate that some food allergens are neutralized when processed for cosmetics, but I’m not sure that applies for peanuts. And at any rate, they did indicate there was still a risk of a reaction if such proteins weren’t processed properly.

Now, I’m gonna say it outright - I’m not one hundred percent sure that a heavily processed peanut-derived chemical such as arachidyl behenate will cause a reaction. I’ve worn a lot of makeup over the years without checking the ingredients, so I could have easily used a product containing it without knowing. Still, better safe than sorry.

Alternate names for peanut products (anything with the prefix “arachi-” should be considered suspect):

beer nuts, earth nuts, goobers, groundnuts, groundnut oil, hypogaeic acid, katchung oil, mandelonas

A full list can be found here, another cosmetic-specific one here.

Here’s some articles on the subject:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11558642

http://www.national-toxic-encephalopathy-foundation.org/peanuts-in-cosmetics/

http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/hydrogenated-peanut-oil

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700482/ARACHIS_HYPOGAEA_(PEANUT)_OIL/

Stay safe, guys, and please signal boost for any peanut-allergic followers you might have!

YES THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY IMPORTANT

I T HINK YOU MIGHT HAVE JUST SAVED MY LIFE ??

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"Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this."

— Noam Chomsky (via bourgeoisentimentality)

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everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.

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