This is nice and affirming!

This is nice and affirming!

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kimchicuddles:

do you try to appear to be PERFECT?

kimchicuddles:

do you try to appear to be PERFECT?

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kimchicuddles:

Friends and family mean well, but the stereotypical ex-bashing isn’t necessarily what people want or need

kimchicuddles:

Friends and family mean well, but the stereotypical ex-bashing isn’t necessarily what people want or need

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angrywocunited:

So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”. 
A wild cracker appears.

angrywocunited:

So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”. 

A wild cracker appears.

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traumatherapist:

How to make your very own I Don’t Suck file:

It can be general or specific—A lot of my clients make general files with notes from loved ones or former students/clients/bosses of theirs or other supports. Or magazine clippings that remind them of goals or qualities they have. I am currently making one that is therapy related as a way to transition from my most recent job and prepare for my move abroad. It has notes from clients, supervisees and evaluations.

What you need: It can be as low maintenance as a file folder stuffed with notes or as high maintenance as a well-crafted scrapbook. What’s important is that you have a place to go when you need a pick-me-up.

You can gather things to build it—don’t have what you’re looking for? Start gathering!

  • If you have a friend or family member you trust to be supportive of you, see if they’d be willing to write you a note about what they like about you.
  • Next time you’re looking at a magazine or reading a blog and see something that resonates with you—save it for your file. Truth resonates, and you can’t recognize something that you don’t have, so if there is something you read or see that you admire and relate to, there’s something of you that’s in it.
  • Write yourself some affirmations when you’re feeling good—make your own or use song lyrics or quotes.

-latest After Trauma post

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shanellbklyn:

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

This shit got me in tears

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silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

timemachineyeah (via ask-pauli-amorous)

Eat THAT, hormone-snipers!

(via tamorapierce)

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I don’t know why this isn’t getting substantial media coverage!? Although, I’m not surprised… 

Five million cubic metres of tailings pond waste (that’s an amount of water equivalent to about 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools) from the Mount Polley copper and gold mine was released early Monday into Hazeltine Creek in Central B.C..

Effluent from copper-gold mine operations can include harmful chemicals such as arsenic, mercury, and sulphur.

The mine is located in central B.C. and is owned by the B.C. mining company Imperial Metals.

District officials said the main flow of slurry from the tailings pond went down Hazeltine Creek where it meets Quesnel Lake.

The slurry and an accompanying large pile of debris appear to be stationary. Hazeltine Creek, originally about 1.2 metres wide, is now almost 46 metres wide, washing out the Horsefly Likely Forest Service Road, known locally as Ditch Road.

Richmond said most of the waste appears to have been contained in the creek, though some of the material has flowed into Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake.

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damline9:

"As a voice from an indigenous front line community facing environmental devastation, I speak against Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline and its link to the expansion of the Canadian tar sands industry. The expansion of the tar sands is a threat to my right to breathe clean air and drink clean water. My…

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damline9:

Dam Line 9 Blockade is settling in! 
We are located on Oxford County Rd 5 (aka 17th Line) in Innerkip, ON (near Woodstock) between Township Rd 10 and Township Rd 9 (aka Braemar Side Road). Come join us, whether just for a few hours or for a few days. We’ll try to arrange rides from surrounding cities, so get in touch with us onsite at 226 678 8903 if you want to come.

damline9:

Dam Line 9 Blockade is settling in! 

We are located on Oxford County Rd 5 (aka 17th Line) in Innerkip, ON (near Woodstock) between Township Rd 10 and Township Rd 9 (aka Braemar Side Road). Come join us, whether just for a few hours or for a few days. We’ll try to arrange rides from surrounding cities, so get in touch with us onsite at 226 678 8903 if you want to come.

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Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don’t have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just the way you are. This teaching of the Buddha allows us to enjoy ourselves, the blue sky, and everything that is refreshing and healing in the present moment. We already have everything we are looking for, everything we want to become.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via seppin)

(Source: queerblackbuddhist)

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