I CAN HAS ALL THE PEOPLE

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Quentin Fields was a basketball player. He was also a son. A brother. Somebody’s teammate.  Somebody’s friend. I never knew Quentin Fields and I guess now I never will. Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you weren’t you anymore? If you were suddenly gone how would your world react? Whatever you imagined was wrong. There’s nothing romantic about death. Grief is like the ocean: it’s deep and dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love. I didn’t know Quentin Fields but I’m jealous of him because I see how his absence has affected the people that did know him so I know that he did matter to them. And I know he was loved. People say Quentin Fields was a great basketball player. Graceful. Fluid. Inspiring. They say on a good night it almost seemed as though he could fly. And now he can.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask you about that part in the "On The Road Again Tour Diary from the Honda Civic Tour", where it looks like Harry and Louis are cursing at each other and all of them look really irritated and tens? Because you tagged #love this. So maybe I shouldn't be so worried?

Okay I had no idea people were freaking out about this until tin told me a few minutes ago.

As someone who has been married for 7 years, fights happen. Personally, I thought Louis and Harry were both muttering to Liam for saying what he did, kind of a stay out of it kind of deal, but even if they were saying that to each other I don’t find it to be a big deal.

We’ve also seen the videos of them backstage since then and everyone looks pretty happy and relaxed, which they wouldn’t be if something was still going on. I think I saw someone said this was Santa Clara? So that’s right before the baby daddy business went down. I’m sure everyone was a bit tense and worried about how that would all play out.

I just…relationships aren’t always sunshine and rainbows, especially when you have two strong personalities like Louis and Harry have. But in the end they’ve been together for five years. They know that at the end of the day they are still going to choose each other (at least for now, but I hope for ever). Fights and disagreements happen and it can be tense and awkward, but you work through it.

I love it because I kinda like being able to see that they are human. But maybe that’s just me. I really don’t think it is something to worry about. They are showing us that for a reason and who knows what it is at this point. I’m just enjoying the ridiculous roller coaster they’ve put me on.

But please remember, the most important part of any relationship is that even after the bad days or weeks or months you still choose them. The love and butterflies and sparks don’t always manifest themselves on a daily basis, but they can and will return if you stick it out. I think our boys know this by now.

Exciting news! I’ve revamped the Intersex Button Set!

Now all four designs are exclusively about intersex issues! It has two new designs and I also revamped the other two. Recently I was talking to a lovely intersex customer who gave input on the designs and inspired me to now bring you this cute set.

Intersex issues and rights are still majorly overlooked in LGBTQIAP* / MOGII activism. We need to pull together to raise awareness and spread the message, so please reblog this post so lots of (intersex) people can see it! (If you’re new to intersex issues, this video is a good place to start.) 

This set of buttons is for intersex people to stand up for their rights and glow with pride. You can wear them on your bag, your hat, your jacket, wherever you like!

The designs are:

  • Intersex Pride
  • My Body Doesn’t Need Fixing
  • Right to Bodily Autonomy
  • Intersex Not Intervention

To buy your own set, click here!

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I legitimately believe that weither or not a person smokes should be taken into account in the hiring process.

At my work, I am literally the only person in my entire section that is a nonsmoker, this means that every single person BESIDES ME can fuck off whenever they need their ‘fix’. And they usually all do it at the same time. Leaving me alone to pick up the slack that 10 people should be doing. One of them only has a shift that lasts ONLY FOUR HOURS and yet he still feels like he can leave for 20 minutes paid time for a smoke.

Of course when we get in trouble with the higher ups about how we’re not finishing our scheduled tasks on time nobody can figure out why.

I’d complain to my manager about it but he is also a smoker.

life is like a bakery

everyone has a bakery

your days are your cakes, and your experiences are your ingredients

when you have a good experience, you get good ingredients.

when you have a sad experience, you get sad ingredients.

some people like to put peoples’ sad ingredients into their cake when they’re not looking, and that brings their bakery down. stay away from these motherfuckers.

people like me like to put peoples’ happy ingredients into their cakes. maybe thats why i’m made fun of for always being happy and being called spongebob behind my back, because i cant stop smiling through my day. but that’s just how i make my make.

  1. dont ever tell someone their bakery sucks ass based on how many sad/happy ingredients they choose to put in their cake.

how i would explain why this is a rule is mainly based on the spongebob thing:

after my grandma died when i was eight, no one in my family told me for the sake of me being so young. when i was that age i was smart enough to realize one thing, and that was I hated being lied to about important things. I didn’t find out by my mom telling me, i found out by my walking into the hospital room and seeing my dad clutching her hand and telling her she’d lived a good life. it was after i confronted my mom about it that i asked for the truth to be told to me when it was major. she said she promised to do just that.

two months later, my mom was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. i was still too uninformed at that age to realize that you can die from it. i also wasn’t told about it.

four months after that, after my mom cut her hair and started taking medicine and started disappearing once every three weeks and i’d have to pretend i didn’t walk into the room after seeing my sister do what the nurse showed to her do to get the liquid from my mom’s lungs out. after every “mommy’s fine” from her when i saw her sitting on the couch, too weak to even stand, and when she did she needed a walker even though she was 38 years old. after all that, after the promise that she’d tell me the truth-

she died. and i only got mad because twice now, they’d lied to me about it, and it felt like i was being cheated out of my ingredients. it was my fucking cake, and they had no right to keep the ingredients away from me, whether or not they were sad or happy.

but even being nine, it didn’t make me upset.

because i chose to keep my sad ingredients out of my fucking cake. when people ask me how i stay so happy, i say it’s because i look at the positive in life all the time. meaning i store my sad ingredients in a cabinet, and i only open it when i think it should be opened. i only put happy fucking ingredients in my cakes, motherfucker. when i think its necessary, i’ll take a sad ingredient and put it in my cake. not enough to make the cake bitter, though,i have to stay happy to keep the bakery running. 

a lot of my friends do the opposite, unfortunately. they only want sad cakes. they don’t care if their bakery shuts down, as long as their happy ingredients are forgotten and their cakes are bitter. i don’t like to see my friends like this. i love my friends, and i want them to be happy. sometimes i’ll bring a cake to them, and they’ll smile a little bit, and they’ll get a new happy ingredient.

but they’ll just store that away too, with the rest.

so i’ll give them a happy ingredient of my own, like instead of asking a neighbor for sugar, i’m voluntarily going to their doorstep to give them sugar. i ask them to put it in their cake, and when they finally do, i smile as i see how they like the little ingredient. the smile fades as i see the effects wear off, and they don’t do it again for a long time. a really long time.

I like to sneak into their bakery at night and put their happy ingredients into their cake mix. when they bake it, they find that they like the outcome, and i hope that they start to use their happy ingredients more often. sometimes it works. sometimes it doesn’t. i’ve lost friends by trying to make their cake happier. it’s how i learned to stay away from the people who purposely make their cakes bitter. especially the ones that try to put their sad ingredients into your cake. don’t let these bitter-cake-ass motherfuckers ruin your cake and/or your bakery. i will lay a bitch down if they try to ruin your cakes, because i’ll throw my happy spongebob cakes in their faces and make them taste happiness.

life is like a bakery…

your cakes are your days…

your experiences are your ingredients…

some people put only happy ingredients, with some sad ones too.

some people put only sad ingredients, with some happy ones too.

some put happy ingredients and nothing else. these are their cakes. these are their bakeries.

some put sad ingredients and nothing else. these are their cakes. these are their bakeries.

i want people to have a healthy amount of happy in their cakes, because i get scared when they’re too sad. i get scared that they’re going to shut down their bakery. no one’s bakery should get shut down just because other’s don’t like the taste of their cakes, that’s just not fair. so i make sure people have happy ingredients.

sometimes, when i do this, people sneak into my bakery and fill my cake batter with sad ingredients, and these aren’t the best of my cakes. they ruin my cakes. they ruin my days. something you should never do: never let this happen again by doing it to yourself.

if you can’t bring yourself to start a new cake and fill it with the happiest of ingredients, then go to someone’s bakery where you know they’ll let you have some of their cake and you can be happy.

don’t shut down your bakery. don’t let someone else shut down your bakery. my bakery was bumpy as it started, but that’s when people were robbing me of my ingredients. i learned to not take that shit, and learned how to keep my bakery running and welcome for people to come and get a happy cake when they needed it. keep your bakeries running, please, because i hate to see neighbors on the street go.

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"I Am A Human Trafficking Survivor & Here's What I Want To Ask Christian Activists"

This woman has seen the worst of the sex industry and maintained her compassion, integrity, and determination to fight for sex workers’ human and labour rights throughout it all. She knows first hand that only rights can stop the wrongs. She’s already been a big supporter of STROLL, and a huge source of tenderness and empathy when I was having a breakdown about the local lack of support around the sexual assaults and sheer atmosphere of Casa.

THIS is the person people need to be listening to. Someone who has experienced it, and understands that rights are what is necessary to end the wrongs. Human and civil and labour rights, nothing less.

In light of that, I have invited a survivor of human trafficking to dialogue here on the blog, so the larger Christian trafficking community can glean from her wisdom– and perhaps begin a new era of listening and learning. Meg Munoz is the founder of Abeni in Orange County, California. Abeni exists to “create a safe, confidential place for those working in the Orange County sex trades, as well as those being domestically sex trafficked.” Meg worked independently in the adult entertainment industry for several years before being trafficked, so her time in the industry encapsulates a wide variety of experiences. She is also a personal friend of mine, and I’m honored that she’d take the time to sit down for some public dialogue together.

Today’s post will be part of a series I will be doing with Meg. Next week I will release a full-length interview where you’ll get to hear more of her inspiring story, and I will do a 3rd post (if there’s reader interest/participation) where I ask her your questions. Just use the contact form in the menu bar, type your subject line “Questions For Meg” and I’ll select a handful of audience questions for the third part of our discussion.

The first question I’ve posed to Meg is below. She has been kind enough to include links for further reference; if you are a Christian trafficking activist, please bookmark this post and set aside the time to read the resources she has been kind enough to compile for you.

BLC: “There seem to be a growing number of Christians, and a growing amount of Christian nonprofit organizations, focused on the issue of human trafficking. In my experience, far too many of these activists have never even sat down and had a discussion with a trafficking victim (or someone voluntarily working in the sex industry), which I find very concerning. If you could gather all of them into a single room, what would you tell them?”

Meg: Here’s what I’d like to tell them:

Please listen to and get to know sex workers.

(For further reading, visit here: http://titsandsass.com/category/activism)

Please educate yourself on the spectrum of sex work and why people enter the industry.

(For further reading, visit here: http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Sex-Workers-Christian-Response/dp/0827216629)

Please don’t continue to exclude us from conversations about our work, lives, and trafficking. You would never make public policy or other decisions about other groups of people without their input, so “Nothing about us without us” is incredibly reasonable.

(For further reading, visit here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/nadia-van-der-linde/nothing-about-us-without-us-reversing-power-dynamics-of-philanthr)

Please stop arresting and criminalizing us. How you treat everyone on the spectrum of sex work directly and indirectly impacts those who are being trafficked.

(For further reading, visit here: http://redumbrellaproject.org/advocate/nyhtic/ and here: http://www.vice.com/read/sex-workers-and-the-city-0000550-v22n1)

Please stop telling survivors things like “We’re so glad you’re better now” or “You can do better than that’ or ‘You were created for so much more.” It implies judgment about our time in the industry and if we want/need to return, we’ll already know exactly how you feel about us and our work. You’re reinforcing stigma and shame, and confirming to us you aren’t safe.

Please stop protesting strip clubs and porn companies. You can’t say ‘I love you, but hate what you do’, then expect people to have all the feels and trust you when things get rough.

Please stop telling us we don’t understand our own experiences.

Please stop thinking rescue is the answer.

(READ EVERY WORD OF THIS: http://www.canadianwomen.org/blog/%E2%80%9Crescue%E2%80%9D-harmful-anti-trafficking-efforts)

Please stop blaming survivors for their inability to adapt to and thrive in unhealthy or unbalanced programs or services that don’t meet their holistic needs or support their long term development and success.

Please stop focusing on the ‘Is sex work right or wrong?’ narrative and start focusing on people. We are all entitled to rights, respect, dignity and protections. Please stop limiting human rights to those you simply agree with.

Please recognize that your legislative reforms, though well-intended, can actually hurt those you’re trying to help.

(For further reading, visit here: http://www.citypaper.com/news/mobtownbeat/bcp-unintended-consequences-how-making-sex-trafficking-a-felony-might-hurt-sex-slaves-20150317-story.html#page=1 )

Please stop using shock value campaigns and images. Please stop putting girls dressed as dolls in life-size boxes with bar codes. Please stop showing white females with dark hands over their mouths. Please stop showing girls handcuffed and crying. Please stop sharing the faces and locations of those you’ve ‘rescued.’ You’re capitalizing off of our exploitation, potentially re-traumatizing people, and reinforcing stereotypes and misconceptions.

(For further reading, visit here: https://love146.org/anti-trafficking-fail/ )

Please stop conflating sex work with trafficking, as there is more than one sex work/trafficking narrative. Not everyone is a victim, not everyone is a pimp.

Please stop pushing Jesus at every turn. Some of our greatest hurts or abuses may have come from people in the church or those in spiritual authority. For some, it’s like salt on a wound.

Please stop treating mental health issues like spiritual ones. Please stop making Bible Studies, prayer, church attendance, and spiritual exercises a mandatory component of your programs/services. Bible verse may be soothing, but for trauma survivors grappling with many issues, they can be a band aid on a bullet wound.

Please stop using the images, stories, and labor of those you’re helping. It often creates a sense of obligation, is exploitive, potentially re-traumatizing, and recreates unbalanced and unhealthy power dynamics similar to that of the pimps they may have just left.

Please stop watching exploitive, inaccurate, and misleading reality shows like ‘Slave Hunter”, “Sex Slaves’, and “8 Minutes” – Be a critical-thinking consumer and refuse to consume exploitation framed as education or awareness.

(For further reading, visit here: http://jezebel.com/sex-workers-project-asks-msnbc-to-pull-show-on-sex-slav-1717782506 )

Please start questioning numbers, narratives, and policies – There’s always more than one perspective and numbers can not only mislead, but tell many different stories.

(For further reading, visit here: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/is-one-of-the-most-cited-statistics-about-sex-work-wrong/379662/ )

Please care and do more about gender inequality, racism, LGBTQ rights, socio-economic reforms, the prison system, immigrant rights, mental health, and other social justice related realities because that’s where real anti-trafficking work is rooted and starts.

Please stop demonizing us and treating us like we’re to blame for trafficking.

(For further reading, visit here: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/12/alaskas-prostitution-law-isnt-working/383818/)

Please stop cheering for Rahab, but chastising those who are currently working in the industry in ANY capacity. Rahab was unapologetic about her work, did amazing things, didn’t leave the industry, AND was part of a pretty kick-ass family tree.

Please stop railing against the porn industry while shopping at *fill in the blank*, buying imported seafood, eating $1 lettuce, getting cheap manicures and massages, eating at McDonald’s, refusing to support a higher minimum wage, voting in mandatory minimums for anything, remaining silent on tuition increases, and fighting reproductive rights. If you’re going to have moral biases, please address systemic issues before attacking those trying to survive within a system they didn’t choose, but have to live and try to survive under.

(For further reading, visit here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/anne-elizabeth-moore/from-brothel-to-sweatshop-questions-on-labour-trafficking-in-camb)


And that’s what Meg would like to ask today’s anti-trafficking activists. Be sure to come back next week when we cover Meg’s personal story, and see how she answers the question, “What can we do to reduce human trafficking?”

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Richard Ramirez quotes:

- We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid, control life itself.

- I lived a dangerous life. Stealing cars, I could have been shot. Robbing people, I could have been killed. Nothing in existence holds any terror for me. When I was sentenced to death, it didn’t hold anything for me

- Everybody has got good and evil in them. I’d like to be 100% evil, but I can’t. I’m too easy-going sometimes. Then again, while anger and hate are two things some people can cope with, I cannot. My anger and hate grow to a level that I cannot live comfortably with it. 

- Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

- Satanists need to have more faith than Christians, because Christ was seen and felt. Lucifer has never felt the need to be seen, but in everyone’s soul he can be felt.

- Evil has always existed, the perfect world most people seek shall never come to pass and it’s gonna get worse.

hey guys.. lil announcement.

as some of you may know, i’m not doing very well. and by that, i mean, i’m doing awful. there’s a lot going on in my life at the moment, a lot more than usual, and that’s definitely saying something. i’m mentally ill. there’s a lot of stuff in my head that really shouldn’t be there. too much has happened. i have to get a lot of things checked out within the next two weeks, and during these two weeks, i won’t be on social media that much, in fact, i blocked it all off of my phone. so basically, i can only get on tumblr through my laptop. i might come in for a bit, maybe a few times during my break, just to check on the people who always seem to check in on me, you guys know how i am. but other than that, i will be focusing on myself, which i’ve never really fully done before, that’s why i need to make sure my head is straight. who knows, maybe my break won’t be like this. i might just feel better within the next few days. either way, i love you guys to bits and pieces. there’s over 8400 of you, and you’re all so wonderful. i just need this. and the adult i live with is making me take care of myself, and i agree with her.
i’m not going to give details of the situation, just because it sickens and disgusts me how horrific things have gotten. just know, that i love you guys, and emily aka magconboys-smut has made me be able to make the correct decision about everything that’s up. now, if any of you are in any sort of harm, and you absolutely need to speak to me, get somebody to give you my number. there are a handful of people on here that have it, basically anyone i talk to often. i care about you all, so just know, that if i don’t answer on twitter, kik, snapchat, instagram, etc, it’s because i’m literally not allowed to. 
i hope you guys are here for when i come back, because i’ll be a much happier person with lots of writing coming with me. i’ll miss you cuties while i’m gone.
-also, i see all your wonderful messages. they brighten my day, you guys always seem to amaze me. it was just the people who pushed me to my limit that’s making this harder.- 
and if you guys have any really good movies, books, music that will make me feel better, or just any of your favorites, i’d love for you to send some in. i’m definitely in for some romances that’ll make me cry, because, why not?
i love all of your beautiful faces. sorry this ending up being this long. 

-taylermarie x

I literally have no words to describe how crazy this number is omggg! I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that follows this silly little blog of mine, especially everyone that has made me feel so welcome and been really supportive of me, I can’t thank you all enough! I know it doesn’t mean anything and trust me I’m not trying to brag but it just makes me happy to have such a staggering number of super cool people on this blog with me! I’ll do a proper follower forever tomorrow! ❤️❤️

Chesterton

July 30th, 1922 - Anniversary of day that G. K. Chesterton joined the Catholic Church, who said:

The difficulty of explaining “why I am a Catholic” is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.

…Nine out of ten of what we call new ideas are simply old mistakes. The Catholic Church has for one of her chief duties that of preventing people from making those old mistakes; from making them over and over again forever, as people always do if they are left to themselves. The truth about the Catholic attitude towards heresy, or as some would say, towards liberty, can best be expressed perhaps by the metaphor of a map. The Catholic Church carries a sort of map of the mind which looks like the map of a maze, but which is in fact a guide to the maze. It has been compiled from knowledge which, even considered as human knowledge, is quite without any human parallel.

There is no other case of one continuous intelligent institution that has been thinking about thinking for two thousand years. Its experience naturally covers nearly all experiences; and especially nearly all errors. The result is a map in which all the blind alleys and bad roads are clearly marked, all the ways that have been shown to be worthless by the best of all evidence: the evidence of those who have gone down them.

Why I Am A Catholic by G.K. CHESTERTON

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If I’m going to be completely honest, these two scenes drive me a little crazy.

Because nowhere in either of these scenes is Steve’s lifelong, seemingly dead best friend mentioned. Nowhere. And yes I’m aware that in Hollywood you can’t begin to allude to two people of the same gender caring about each other because ‘oh my god we might offend someone’ and there has to be absolutely no question that all main characters are heterosexual, but seriously?

Yes Steve and Peggy cared very much about each other, yes it was sweet and yes it was sad that they never got what could have been a great future, but it drives me crazy that everything is about her because they were planning their first fucking date. It’s not like they were married or had been dating for years or whatever else. Colonel Phillips said it best. It was a crush. Maybe heading towards love.

But it wasn’t like she was someone he had spent his entire life with.

Like, oh I don’t know, Bucky?

Who he did spend almost his entire life beside? Who had (seemingly) just died? No, in their ‘everyone must be unmistakably heterosexual’ attitudes, they made what is to me a gross oversight in that Bucky is not shown at all in either of these scenes. Especially in the second one, where he’s clearly overwhelmed by his memories and his past. Not once in that scene does it show Bucky falling from that train when I can guarantee you that is at least half the reason he’s hitting that punching bag so fucking hard.

And I’m not even pissed because I’m a Stucky shipper (although I am). I’m pissed because they were Best. Fucking. Friends. And nowhere in Steve’s ‘death’ or his flashbacks is his death mentioned at all.

Have we forgotten that Steve blames himself for Bucky’s death? He feels personally responsible for it because he couldn’t get there in time, he didn’t grab him in time and we all know that that haunts him. So why the hell is that not part of that flashback sequence?

I!!! See all the gay shit and it’s obvious to US but IN GENERAL It’s important to make queerness clear to EVERYONE and you don’t do that by making two girls kiss on a dare, while one of them pines for someone who can’t even speak for herself, and then everybody dies– the end! No. They better clear this up next episode and make it very clearly serious, I can see Chloe was in love with Rachel I can see Chloe has a crush on Max and vice versa but the sad truth is a LOT OF PEOPLE don’t take romantic love seriously between girls because of the uninhibited I love yous and affection they commonly share as opposed to boys, blah blah blah society, gender, sexism etc. Doesn’t matter how many painfully obvious hints you drop! A boy says I love you it’s a wrap but a girl does it and it’s just them being gal pals! No! Step it up! Do better!

“Tadashi CAN’T come back. The movie was about his becoming a superhero and growing from his loss” Okay, going off of a previous post, the reason we mourn Tadashi is because the movie is shown through Hiro’s perspective. Let’s go the Wicked route, and say we have a movie about Professor Callaghan (I know, I hate him for what he did too, but for all intents and purposes) Let’s say in this movie, we see him and his relationship with his Abigail. Then you have an emotional scene where he looses her, and the devastating impact it has on him. To the point it makes him become evil. Would people still be saying “Abigail can’t come back. He needed to loose her for the story” “his character development” etc But she did. And so can, and so should Tadashi #BringBackTadashi #TadashiHamada #RobertCallaghan #AbigailCallaghan #ProfessorCallaghan ##ProfessorRobertCallaghan #BigHero6 #Disney #DisneyMovie #Marvel

anonymous asked:

My father told me that veganism entailed multiple health issues... He has always been biased and close minded, but I can't help myself from feeling scared. Do you know of health issues that veganism could bring?

Yes I tend to find that a common theme in the older population. It simply comes down to the fact that most people aren’t educated on these kinds of topics! All they hear is what the media tells them, which is quite sad and frustrating.
Id like to ask you a question. What health issues do YOU think being vegan would bring? in all seriousness, because I cant think of one. There is absolutely nothing to be scared of. Look at all the scientific studies out there done by people with phd’s in nutrition. People with vegan diets live longer, have lower cholesterol, tend to get sick less and the rate of cancer and diabetes is much lower. 

“A vegetarian diet is associated with many health benefits because of its higher content of fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, potassium, magnesium, and many phytochemicals and a fat content that is more unsaturated. Compared with other vegetarian diets, vegan diets tend to contain less saturated fat and cholesterol and more dietary fiber. Vegans tend to be thinner, have lower serum cholesterol, and lower blood pressure, reducing their risk of heart disease.  A vegan diet appears to be useful for increasing the intake of protective nutrients and phytochemicals and for minimising the intake of dietary factors implicated in several chronic diseases” 

Think of a piece of meat, such as steak. It contains protein, fat and some iron and zinc. No carbs, no vitamin C which is an essential vitamin that we need every day as it is water soluble and gets excreted out, and no fibre. Higher consumption of meat is linked with bowel cancer because it just sits in your stomach as it takes so long to digest. No calcium, no potassium. It is also high in cholesterol. 
Now, think of a piece of fruit, an orange for example.  It contains a large amount of vitamin C, lots of fibre, protein, B vitamins, folate, copper, potassium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin E. 

Check out this graph, the higher the rate of animal fat, the higher the rate of breast cancer. 

Source: The China Study 

You can get every vitamin you need on a vegan diet. Unless you are literally living off mock meats and processed vegan cheese the whole time which I doubt the majority of people would. 

Did you know that dairy actually weakens your bones? Yes, it contains calcium however the way its processed leaves you with no net gain of calcium. Heres the reason. The pH of your blood has to stay within a narrow range and its tightly regulated (between 7.35-7.45) Milk is acidic, so when you consume it your blood becomes more acidic (drop in pH) so to bring to pH back to normal levels your body has a buffer system. The two key elements in this buffer system is calcium and phosphorous, where is calcium and phosphorous stored in your body? In your bones right? So, it pulls calcium out from your bones, (because blood calcium concentration always has to be at a specific level) to allow your blood pH to return to normal. So with a low intake of dairy theres no net gain of calcium and with  high intake of dairy there is actually a net LOSS of calcium, because your body has to keep taking it from your bones to make your blood pH return to normal.  Hence why the countries with the highest rate of dairy consumption have the highest rate of osteoporosis. 

Source: China Study

Check out the documentary Forks over knives, it explains all this in detail. better than what I can :) 

Now addressing omega 3- I always get the “oh what about fish you need that for omega 3 fatty acids” well, where do you think fish get their omega 3 from? They do not produce it, it actually comes from the seaweed that they eat. So why go through a middle man when you can go straight to the source. 
Some foods high in omega 3 FA include chia seeds (they contain more omega 3 than fish) dark leafy greens, seaweed, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, beans, berries, squash, nuts etc. 

So you can see from all this information that a vegan diet is not limiting in nutrients and in fact has much much more than a omnivorous diet. You can tell your dad to stop worrying. Get him to sit down with you and watch some documentaries that explains the whole thing, I suggest forks over knives and vegucated. Heres a link to them. 

So, can you tell me which diet you think is lacking in vitamins? ;) x

I wish I could go back and tell all of the working people I come across in my day-to-day life that I know I might not come off as the nicest person, but I’m really not trying to be rude.

I have very serious mental disorders that can often make social interaction rather difficult for me. When I leave my house and encounter people I don’t know I can get a one-track-mind. I focus really hard on what I need to say do to get whatever I’m doing done.

To every cashier that has checked me out, every secretary that has helped me schedule an appointment, every waiter that took my order, everyone: I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your small talk or answer your question. I wasn’t trying to ignore you, sometimes you guys say something I’m not expecting and I don’t know how to respond. I panic and end up either shutting down and not saying anything or saying the first thing that pops into my head, which is usually whatever I was planning to say before you spoke. I’m sorry that I didn’t come prepared or am taking forever to make a decision. I do try to plan ahead but sometimes I get so nervous I forget things. I might look like I don’t care but what you don’t see is that I’m practically dying from embarrassment and guilt from making your day a little more difficult than it should be.

I am truly sorry and I want you to know that it has nothing to do with you, you’re doing your job perfectly, I’m the one who is screwing up. I’ll continue to try harder to interact with you in a way that doesn’t come off as rude. I hope I didn’t have a negative impact on your day.

anonymous asked:

You know that your friends feel sorry for you? That is why they are your friends I am sorry to break your bubble but I do not like that people take advantage of sick people like you

I don’t know what prompted this and I am not entirely sure what or who exactly you are referring to but regardless I don’t think there’s anything for you to ‘worry’ or concern yourself with.
Whether true or not there is nothing to take advantage of when it comes to me in the first place.
It’s not like anyone is actually benefiting from my presence at all so I don’t understand how you can perceive that anyone has a motive or agenda to be my friend in that way, especially since there is no way for you to be privy to the friendship dynamics you are so eager to judge.

With that said I think you sending this message to me with such ambiguity and callousness is mean spirited because you have to know that insinuation of pity is essentially the worst thing you can say to ‘sick people’ or anyone else going through a hard time.
It’s kind of like the most hurtful thing to infer or suggest.
Which makes me question your AGENDA and not theirs!

Since you said that you don’t like people like me being taken advantage of, then instead of coming to me anonymously and planting a 'seed’ of doubt like this, why not message me and be specific about the things you are saying?

That makes me question your agenda even more.

So there your 'concern’ and how you approached, it actually made things worse and not better for me.
See my dilemma?!

Thank you for the warning I guess.

Sanja

Excuse me whaaaat?!?!?! I’m over 100??? Damn.

How’d y’all get here??? Who sent you?

I’m kidding. Nah, but it’s time I did this. I’ve put it off for a good while now. And the reason was because I was going to do this big ol thing, but since I’m working a lot and I’m half asleep doing this now. I just want to thank all of those who have followed me up to this point & all of the newer people who have come around in the last few months.

You’re all great and such amazing writers. This place has grown so much since my first day here and yeah, it’s been one hell of a ride, but it’s always been fun in the end and the one place I can come to escape when I truly need it. And you all have embraced my take on Deano without questioning it all. Which is why I even came over to the Indies in the first place.

I’ve met many people. Some good & some not so good, but you learn a lot being here as long as I have. To those I’ve lost, I wish you the absolute best. To those that are here now, I thank you and I appreciate you 10,000% for sticking with my crazy ass as long as you have. You’ve seen me happy, you’ve seen me sad and yet - you’re still here and you show me nothing but kindness. I’ll always remember you guys. You’re real amazing people and friends.

I wish I was more into PS so I could do some fancy giveaway and make you things, but I’m really not and I doubt I ever will be. Just know that I love each and every single one of you. You are not just a number to me. You’re someone I enjoy having around and look up to. I love you guys so, sooooo much. You’re the best batch of followers a gal like myself could ask for. Fantastic writers all of you. You all know and bring out the best in your muses and I am in awe of the talent that continues to grace my dash day in and day out. Keep it up and like, let me love you. Yeah?

The list below is of people I’ve either known a long time or have become really close with. Some I just enjoy on my dash through one of their other blogs, but I won’t double list ‘em ‘cause that’s kind of silly. Anyway, they’re amazing and a pleasure to know and if you’re not following ‘em, you should be. And not to take away from any/all 100+ of my precious cinnamon rolls at all. I love you all. 💋

architectisms, authoritativeprince, betterbellaxo, betterthanbagpipes, cincinnatiscoundrel, crazyinchucks, cvndices, fandingbat, hxllxwbxdies, kingxofxswing, laochxfella, luctatio, neravedovas, obstinatvs, psychotiictheory, psychotiictheory, reneeapplebum, romanxai, rvigns, rxines, sangrarazul, sardonicxsouls, sorancorous, thelittle-spitfire, tuttifxckingfruitti, twotonesoffun, usoiisms, wolfsbaneandagun, x434, xobriemode

Has anybody got a drag king doll? I’ve seen people with some beautiful queens but I’ve never seen a bjd king. I’ve become obsessed with the idea of trying to make one, an awesome girl who can dress in killer clothes when she wants to and then can pull out all the stops to be this hot as shit drag king. Only problem is the whilst I can strap down my chest I can’t do that with a bjd. Anybody got any tips or can suggest any links to check out if you know of anyone with a wicked king?

~Anonymous

y’all are so creepy. “I need me a slept on shawty” translation= i don’t have enough bravado or self confidence to approach someone i like solely because i’d feel like i’d be competing with others because there’s just sOoOoo many people expressing admiration and they just MUST be romantically involved with all of them so i don’t stand a chance… so let me go bother this other person that’s minding their business who has just as many people after them but i can’t see it on their social media so ahhh yes i have a chance they won’t reduce me to actually trying to get attention i mean wtf is that you’re slept on i’m noticing you i’m the only one noticing that you’re slept on just me and my tactics no one else victory is mine!!!