piipaw

jykinturah:

kimpossibooty:

professoroakofficial:

isaacjamess:

One of the best out takes from any television show, ever. 

HE FUCKING STRAIGHT-FACED THAT

This man is a guardian of the galaxy

you can just see the split second where everyone is processing what he said

a-the-shade

10 Steps to Self Care

silverdahler:

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it.

2. Say “exactly” what you mean.

3. Don’t be a people pleaser.

4. Trust your instincts.

5. Never speak badly about yourself.

6. Never give up on your dreams.

7. Don’t be afraid to say “no”.

8. Don’t be afraid to say “yes”.

9. Resist the need to always have control.

10. Stay away from drama and negativity – as much as possible.

Source: Lessons Learned in Life

These are great! I’d add:

11. Ask for what you need. Ask it from the people in #14, ask it when you really need to stand up for yourself.

12. Find things that bring you joy and do them, because sometimes it’s too scary to dream big at first.

13. Practice naming what you are grateful for. It can make a world of difference on a really sh*tty day.

14. Find the people who will speak truth to you and love on you no matter how horrible a day you’ve had.

15. Give yourself permission. “I give myself permission to eat this cookie.” “I give myself permission to be five minutes late.” “I give myself permission to spend an hour on Tumblr before I start my project.” Self-compassion is better for you in the long run than self-criticism that turns into shame self-talk (“I don’t need this cookie, I’m bad for eating it” / “why didn’t I get out the door on time, I’m so irresponsible” / “I waste so much time when I should be working, I’m lazy”).

16. Being brave and being scared aren’t mutually exclusive. Give yourself permission to be scared while you do the brave thing. Fear being there with you doesn’t mean it has hold you back from trying things that you want to try (or need to do). Take the time you need.

17. You don’t have to earn the right to exist. Remember that. You were worthy the moment you got up this morning, and whatever happens or gets done today, you are STILL worthy when you go to bed tonight (paraphrased from Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection).

18. Self-care is a practice. It is NOT a performance thing. Don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself not doing the best job of taking care of yourself (that’s not the point!) Be as gentle with yourself as you can on those days.

<3

phoenixhobbit

The Boxtrolls is transmisogynist

phoenixhobbit:

So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.

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I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.

TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.

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ginsengandhoney

startorrent02:

owning-my-truth:

ursus-austrum:

amroyounes:

How about some love for a good police officer?

Officer Gaetano Acerra

Responded to a call where a 13 year old boy didnt want to live in his home anymore. He found out that the family couldnt afford a bed or much else for the teen.

So he bought him one. A big queen sized one.

He also bought him a Tv and someone donated a Wii, so now they play whenever Officer Gaetano Acerra has a chance

He also plans to get him a dresser, mirror, and a hamper. Among other things he needs but cannot afford.

People. They’re not ALWAYS a bunch of bastards.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/25459694/police-officer-goes-above-and-beyond-for-sumter-teen

The corruption needs to go.
This guy can stay.

I find posts like this to be so disturbing. There will always be that ONE example that any damn person can find to say “not all cops” “not all white people,” etc. And when you spread stories like this you are completely missing the point. This just completely obfuscates the point that the systems we are talking about here are rotten to their core and that the police as an institution need to go and be replaced from the ground up. There is no such thing as “reforming” an institution like the police that was literally founded as white slave patrols to control black movement and capture runaway slaves. There is no such thing as “reforming” an institution that brutalizes black bodies and lives with impunity and has for decades and centuries. And this will continue to happen even if you “diversify” the forces to throw some token black and brown faces into the mix. This will continue happen even if you all continue to bend over backwards to find THAT ONE GOOD COP so that we don’t ever actually confront the ugly truth that the institution he is a part of is antiblack and rotten at its core and will never support black lives. It’s so telling that people gobble up stories like this because people in this country are so incredibly dishonest and will find any way to deflect conversations which center the humanity of black people. They don’t want to have frank discussions about institutional power and police brutality as it’s leveled against us. No, they instead want to talk about and try to defend “the good cops” even as black people are literally getting killed, harassed and maimed daily by the police as an institution. These people are so incredibly morally bankrupt.

The corruption will not go as long as the police exist. This white man you are all lauding as a hero needs to go as well as the entire corrupted institution he is a part of. The police cannot be “reformed” as that will never ultimately protect and save us from an institution literally founded around the brutalization of black lives and bodies in this country. I don’t care that this guy is “nice” and did an individual act of kindness when the institution he is a part of has proven itself again and again for decades to actively work to undermine and destroy black lives in this country. The only thing that will work is tearing this institution down and  rebuilding it from the ground up with a totally new value system which actually values the sanctity and humanity of black life.  And in this process, your token examples of “good cops” which you all love to use to deflect from these larger conversations about the white supremacy and patriarchal violence at the center of our police, they need to go as well, because that is what it takes for us to destroy and recreate these totally corrupted, virulently antiblack institutions. 

^^^^^^