From One Survivor to Another

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July 31, 2014

I really hate to ask, but I need your help again.

fromonesurvivortoanother:

As you may know, a few months ago I made the difficult decision to finally break ties with my abusive family, in particular my mother. This was after I made many attempts, over almost a decade, to make things work between us— despite the ways in which she enabled my long term sexual abuse as a child at the hands of my older brother. (Full details can be read here.)

Things have been rocky since then. Well no, that’s an understatement. The truth is, I am struggling. I’m trying to process the loss of my family while simultaneously dealing with the effects of an abusive relationship I left a year ago. It is very difficult to function, and I’ve been neglecting my health. I’ve not found regular employment, but I have done lots of odd jobs/writing gigs here and there, and that has worked out with the remaining savings I stashed away for this situation. 

Since I took the plunge in May, I’ve focused on just making it through until August— when my spot on a waiting list for counseling at the local rape crisis center is supposed to come up. I have a lot of hope for this counseling, as I experienced a stronger rapport with her during my intake sessions than I ever have in over ten years with too many different therapists. I think if I can make it just a little bit longer, it will be alright. 

Financially things are alright, but this month some stuff has fallen through and I am very short— I need roughly $500 by next week. I’m going to sell a bunch of things I don’t need, and I’ll look for some writing gigs too, which will hopefully make up some of this. But if you could contribute anything, even a dollar or two, that would be so, so amazing! Think of it as a small tip for the work I do here and on my other blog, or a gift to a friend.  

Thank you, and lots of love. ♥

July 31, 2014

the idea that women are passive aggressive and “catty” is such bullshit

i swear men do this shit way more than women

it happens all the time in online games, with dudes talking trash about their teammates in third person, even though the player in question is right there

or they complain to the opposing team in All chat instead of talking to their team directly on Team chat

they say stuff like “lol dis Ziggs” or “wow best Ez” 

that is textbook passive aggressive behavior

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July 31, 2014

did you know that pretty much every international humanitarian organization has condemned Israel’s occupation of Palestine and the murder of the Palestinian people

i’ve never seen this mentioned in the media in the U.S.

no seriously name your favorite organization and look up what they have to say

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July 31, 2014

kentuckyblues:

This week in Kentucky weather…

 
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July 31, 2014

trebled-negrita-princess:

skylorremixes:

arsenicandgoldlace:

reverseracism:

Some of the many books created for children of color (:

Not only do they excel in representation, they teach important life lessons, and they shed positive light on the media imagery of POC.

I remember reading almost ALL of these!! My favorite was ‘Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain’!! 

I had a mega book with all these stories in it. Love them.

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY WAS MY BOOK!!!! My mommy used to read a story from it every night before I went to bed!

!!! i grew up with some of these books and i loved them so much

(Source: neoafrican)

 
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July 31, 2014
itsoktobegay101:

Marge Simpson, words to live by. 

itsoktobegay101:

Marge Simpson, words to live by. 

 
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July 31, 2014

Yoko Shimomura - Everyday Dream ~ Spirit’s Song

 
July 31, 2014

today i found out that the real life Piper and Larry stayed together and got married

i hope the show doesn’t do that 

but mostly i hope Piper and Larry disappear from the show entirely

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July 31, 2014

yomic:

Gold for USA Men and Women Basketball.

Best Gold medal pictures ever.

 
July 31, 2014

Karen Elson - Gold Dust Woman

i’m usually wary of Fleetwood Mac covers but this is pretty good. also Beck produced it

 
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July 31, 2014

HOMELESS DISABLED TRANS WOMAN REALLY NEEDS A PLACE TO LIVE

dynastylnoire:

deerdyke:

Hi, I’m Cheryl. I’m an 18 year old disabled trans woman with an emotionally abusive abusive family that I recently left because they were really close to making me try to kill myself again, and because of that I am now homeless. I’m currently staying with a friend but I don’t know how long she’s going to let me stay. Really need somewhere I can stay for at least a year. I’m currently unemployed so I can’t help pay rent but I have about 600 dollars I can use to pay for food and stuff until I have an income. I’m not comfortable living with non-trans-women. I can probably get anywhere in Michigan and areas surrounding Michigan so…yea.

Please reblog this

booooooooooooooooooooost

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July 31, 2014

papershopprojects:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

For her full rant watch the video here.

YES, THERE IS NOW A MUCH NEEDED GIF SET FOR THIS!

 
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July 30, 2014

rnalevolent:

ever wonder how different your life would be if that one thing never happened

(Source: abilifys)

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July 30, 2014

holy shit it just jumped to 150

you all are the best :*)