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@RescuePetsofInstagram shares: “My husband and I adopted her in November 2011, on my 31st birthday! We decided that morning that we’d go to a local adoption event "just to look”. We saw several cages with lots of kittens and adult cats who were waiting to be adopted. A volunteer with the cat rescue group asked if we were looking to adopt a kitten… nope, we were “just looking”. It didn’t take long for the “looking” to become “holding, cuddling, kissing, adopting” a tiny kitten. It was love at first snuggle. My husband said “let me hold her”, and literally seconds later he said “start filling out the paperwork!!!!”. This little angel has brightened our lives more than words can describe" #catsofinstagram [source: ]

this crush me book will be at the merch booth every night of the tour. stop by, share something. it can be a sentence or a whole page. totally anonymous.

the book is a space to share your stories – long, short, big, small, sad, strange – about a time you felt crushed. or a time you crushed someone else. or a time you finally let something stop crushing you. all entries are anonymous, so feel free to be as honest as you like. i’ll be reading them each night after the show and sharing some of my favorites.

it can be a sentence or a whole page or a drawing or a poem you memorized in elementary school. no rules.

touring always reminds me of how small the space between us really is. i think that’s an important thing to hold on to.

thank you for being a part of this. it means a lot to hear your stories.


We’ve been collecting stories of the objects, photos and family heirlooms that make up your experience of black history. And now, some of these stories are part of our podcast, Historically Black. Narrators like Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, Keegan Michael Key and more are sharing your stories of black identity, family, ancestry and more. 

Each Monday we’re bringing you a new episode from Historically Black. Subscribe on iTunes or wherever else you listen to podcasts, and check back here for more info on the episodes.

Share your Speak Now Tour Story's below 👇🏻

( in honor of the six year i-versary )

Mine was my grandma got me tickets to the show, and It was my very first concert of hers at the staples center. And I was so happy after it was so hard to leave the arena. Me and my friend drove around all night after the concert playing the album, not wanting to go home cause then it meant it was officially over…

INTRODUCING: Share Your Story

I believe that every person holds so many memories within that are precious and hold a very special meaning. Here in Reef Mag, we have decided to make a column where you can share your stories. We will be posting a question every week, for you to answer with a memory/story you cherish and submit to us. We will gather them all, and compile a huge article of all your stories and post them every Sunday, for you to read over a cup of coffee.

Hopefully they will make you cheer up if you’re having a bad day or make you have a good laugh reading other people’s stories. Whenever someone tells me a story I feel I have seen a glimpse of their soul, a lovely sight. I hope you do too.

This week’s question is:

What is your favorite autumn memory?

Tell us about your adventures, non- stop laughter, silly memories, anything that makes you love life.

You can submit your story here, make sure to write your name &  country (optional).

This is how we are going to divide each story (not with your tumblr url). Anonymous submissions are also accepted. 

Photographer: Caryn

Write your own six word OR LESS story and tag some others to get their creative juices flowing!

Anxiety forced her into paralyzing isolation

@torn-and-frayed @blacktithe7 @loveitsallineed @iwantthedean @katnharper @ellen-reincarnated1967 @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog @one-shots-supernatural @waywardlullabies @thing-you-do-with-that-thing

You don’t have to be tagged to play along!

A story that has never been told, Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion illustrates the often overlooked Chinese experience at the heart of American history. The New York Historical Society’s landmark exhibition will be on from September 26th until May 2015. This exhibit highlights the lives, achievements, culture, struggles, and diversity of Chinese Americans from the 18th century to today.

Please help the New York Historical Society in conveying the richness of our lived experiences. The Many Faces page on the exhibit’s website offers an opportunity for Chinese Americans to tell their own stories. The New York Chinese-American community is invited to share a story and photo. Submissions may be featured in the exhibit or online. Click here to share your story. 

I knew I could go [to Planned Parenthood] and be safe. As a trans, gender non-conforming person seeking healthcare – especially abortion, which is thought of as something that only women do – the thing about Planned Parenthood is that when you go in for treatment, it’s about treating you. It’s about making sure that what you need to get done is done and that the services you need are provided to you.
—  Planned Parenthood patient Cazembe Jackson via Yahoo Health 
I made the choice to be a mother because Planned Parenthood helped me feel like everything was going to be okay and that my health mattered. I can’t imagine my life without my perfect boy, and I can’t imagine a world without the caring folks at Planned Parenthood who take care of women like me every day.
How can I support Planned Parenthood?

Someone asked us:

Love you guys!! You’ve made proper health care possible for many of the women I love, including myself. How can I help support you??

That is so amazing to hear and we love that you want to give back and support our work! There’s so many things you can do. Here are just a few of them:

  • Volunteer - Got a few extra hours a week to give back to your community? Reach out to your local Planned Parenthood health center or check our listings for positions in your area.
  • Spread the word - Tell your family and friends that you’ve had a great experience at Planned Parenthood. The more people who know about our services, the more people we can help.
  • Donate - We know not everyone has extra cash, but if you’ve got a few bucks to spare, consider donating it! You can give once or even become a monthly donor. We appreciate it all.
  • Say thank you - If you’ve had a good visit, saying “thank you” goes a long way. The health center staff work so hard, and deserve all of the high fives.
  • Show off - We’ve got swag for purchase in our online store. Walk the runway. Hit the catwalk. Literally wear your Planned Parenthood pride on your sleeve.
  • Keep using our services - A lot of our health centers accept insurance plans. A lot our health centers offer financial aid, payment plans, or sliding scales. Sometimes you can get services for free or low cost. Keep coming back and we’ll keep providing you and the people you love the basic, affordable care that you need and deserve.

-Chelsea @ Planned Parenthood

PS. If you want to support our political work, you can learn more on the ppaction tumblr blog.

Hot Topic Experience

Okay so I was in Hot Topic in Medford, Oregon on Tuesday. My dad and I walked in and started looking around the store. Few minutes in and there was a group of three guys that walked in. Two stayed in the middle talking and then the other was walking around the store looking around. I kept bumping into the one walking around the store and i felt really bad. Later on they left and then the manager came over and pointed up at the shirts on the wall and pointed to an Issues shirt and said.

“Do you know the Issues?”

“Well I like a couple of their songs. Don’t know them much…”

“They were just in here…”

Then the lightbulb clicked. I finally recognized the guys as Michael Bohn, Josh Manuel, and then couldn’t recognize the other. But oh my gosh! There were right next to me and it didn’t even come to me. After that I went into the food court and simply sat down. Two frickin tables over and THERE THEY WERE!! Michael kept looking over at me and I just smiled…i was so nervous holly frickin crap.

THEN when we were checking out, the manager saw me looking at All Time Low’s new album and asked me.

“Oh you like them too?”

“Yeah. I really like All Time Low.”

“Did you just hear what I just said a couple minutes ago?”


“They’re in the parking lot…”


“Thats cool…”

Once we walked out of there I totally flipped out.



We drove around the mall parking lots and
only found the Issues’ van thingy…yep.

The best experiences are in Hot Topics. (;
I go to the one Kellin always go in because I live ~30 minutes away from where he lives….so yeah.

Message me your Hot Topic experiences!! I would love to hear them!!


On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could redefine abortion access in America. It’s about whether to uphold severe, medically unnecessary restrictions that have already devastated access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

Share your story to help fight back against laws that would send us back to the pre-Roe v. Wade era: