eller-hur: It’s interesting that when I’m unwell, like I am now - and I mean, physically, with some sort of bug or cold or virus or whatever this is (I’ve had a rough couple of days) - I don’t feel guilty about staying in bed or not getting stuff done. It’s like, it’s ok because it’s ‘real’, and people can see it. I have a real excuse. If it carries on too long then nobody would think I was...
[Trigger Warning: Discussion of sexual assault,... →
abstractosdreams: Those stories in the news that I read every week remind me that outward expressions of mental illness can endanger me, and that having large numbers of people aware that I am mentally ill could also be dangerous to me. Being mentally ill means that I am more likely to be shot by police. I am more likely to be raped or assaulted, and ignored when I file a report. I am more...
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(now rewritten!) on privilege denial within...
youarenotyou: I’ve noticed a lot of people denying their capability to be ableist because they themselves fall somewhere on the disability spectrum. This, to me, really highlights the problems with using the typical privilege/oppression model to explain ableism. This model positions an individual as either having privilege, or being oppressed—one or the other. The problem is that it’s often more...
Keith Buckley on social media →
cherrybelly: This is pretty long, but worth a read. What he says about people putting on fronts on their various blogs/accounts sums up how I feel about so many people I know IRL and follow online. And in turn it made me look at how I use social media. The quote below is particularly representative of how on the money he is. He talks about his period of withdrawal and how Twitter has affected...
Anonymous asked: Have you seen midwest-monster's latest post about how people with EDs are a danger to children? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. I personally think her ideas on the topic are foul.
frnjk-deactivated20120913 asked: I just ordered your zine. :) I'm from spain, so I'm just curious as to how long it'll take for me to get it? Thanks!
mythologisingme asked: Hello! I'm really sorry I asked yesterday about the zine and it arrived today. It's lovely. I definitely think you could charge more in future x
[Trigger Warning: Agoraphobia] Woman Manages... →
ArLynn Presser is a 51 year-old romance writer and mother of two who has suffered from debilitating agoraphobia for nearly three decades. On December 31, 2010, ArLynn resolved to begin proactively managing her disorder by hitting the road to meet all of her 325 Facebook friends for the very first time. One year later and she has met 292 of them. Click through for video.
rosalarian: I can’t seem to write anything even tangentially related to social justice anymore without panicking and deleting it because of the backlash, not from the right wing, but the left. I feel incredibly silenced by the social justice movement, despite believing in most of its causes. I have distanced myself from most of it. Maybe could we all be a bit nicer to each other, and use honey...
something of a reference post
youarenotyou: maevele: missvoltairine: Because this bothers me, obviously, and I want to write a bunch of posts addressing different points on it individually, although obviously the whole thing is old news and a lot of people have done that already. But there’s two points on there that keep coming back to annoy me, specifically, because I keep seeing them uncritically repeated in...
[Trigger Warning: Discussion of abuse] →
rebelrebelbatcat: Been thinking a lot lately about the perpetuation of abusive behavior in so-called progressive communities. Have a lot of unfinished thoughts on this that it’s hard for me to get words around, but I maintain that abuse hinges on power and it bothers me a lot when anger at oppression gets lumped in with/conflated with real instances of abuse, verbal or otherwise. A look at the...
poptartslutzz: i have valid and real emotions even with a mental illness i deserve to be heard regardless of my depression i don’t need to apologize for feeling what i feel feeling is okay feeling is okay
Anonymous asked: Hi, this may seem a foolish question to those in the know but why do you give a description of each photo on your blog?
One of the basic tenants of being a decent fucking person is being conscious...– newwavefeminism