1. I decided to go back to school, facing the thing I’m most embarrassed and ashamed of; my education (or lack thereof). 

    A lot of loose ends needed tying up, a lot of sorting had to happen, it was a long process of waiting for papers to show up, payments to go through, appointment times to arrive (and this is just transferring from one CC to another). 

    It is no surprise that in the midst of all this transition my anxiety is coming back. I’m holding on. I made a nervine tea that is to die for and I’m feeling better already. 

    I started practicing little magic spells. 


  2. mudwerks:

    (via The Grim Gallery: Exhibit 1170)

    Art by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Hobbit

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  3. Off for the Sabbot, William Mortensen

    (image courtesy…  {x})

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  4. The “skinny bitch” backlash, it’s important to understand, comes from a position of profound privilege. And, yes, I do mean “privilege” in the most classical sense of the word; skinny people materially benefit from social bias against fat people. Recent studies have shown that overweight students, particularly girls, are less likely to be admitted to university. Obese employees are thirty-seven times more likely to report employment discrimination than their “normal weight” colleagues. The vast majority of health care professionals stereotype heavy patients and chalk up any and all health problems to their weight gain, leading to widespread misdiagnosis.
  5. lauriehalseanderson:




    George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

    "Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

    Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

    To Be Takei documentary official website. 

    - Mod Dawes Sr. 

    Signal boost this forever, please.

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  6. And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
  7. that-fit-girl:

    Dear White People Trailer - A MUST SEE OMG

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  8. I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand under the weight.
  9. knittinginthedesert:

    Knitting by JigglyBelle


  10. annaflea:

    So I read this story and just HAD to draw it. I can’t even remember the last time I did a comic… It was so fun! I’ll have to do more. :)

    Original story by - angergirl

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