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Clark Atlanta’s Volleyball Team Respond To Viral Kneeling Photo.

Clark Atlanta University’s Volleyball Team kneels during National Anthem at home game. The photo goes viral, but not everyone is pleased. Here is what they had to say about it. #Love it!

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Hi, everybody…
My name is Florencia and I’m from Argentina. You can call me Flo(?
I’ve never posted a picture of my own weight-loss journey before… but lately I’ve been feeling low. My self-steem decreases dangerously every day till the point I end up hating myself and everything I see in the mirror.
I supose I still feel like that chubby, weak and unwanted girl that I used to be. You may think I’m lying or being dramatic out of nothing but I don’t. I easily forget all the progress I’ve made this two years (I’ve lost aprox 20 kg/42 lbs). It’s sad, isn’t it?
I guess sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and look back. That’s the only way in which you can keep yourself focused. I’m absolutely proud of myself now that I can see the change in the pictures, and I feel incredibly pretty and confident. Am I happy? Hmmm… I’m still working on that. But we all are, aren’t we?
The important thing here is to NEVER GIVE UP! I’m not exactly were I want to be but that doesn’t mean I’m not closer to reach my ultimate goal. NEVER FORGET THAT IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING THE BEST AND HEALTHIEST VERSION OF YOURSELF! Hating who you are won’t help. I will try to love myself harder and work on my negative thoughts.
Watching the weight-loss community pics inspires and helps me a lot. And I hope I will inspire you at least a little bit too…

Thanks for reading x
DON’T LOSE FAITH AND KEEP ON MOVING!

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HELP SPREAD AWARENESS!

Our daughter (my little sister), Chiilace Seon, is 17 years young. She has been suffering from two different diseases (Chiari Malformation and Hemiplegic Migraine) since January 2014. She was finally diagnosed July 6, 2014. These are very rarely complicated diseases. Hemiplegia affects 1 out of every 10,000 people. It is very debilitating mentally, physically & emotionally. Chiari Malformation affects 1 in every 1,000 people. It can be life-threatening as well.

She will be going for her first NUCCA Specialist treatment and session on October 1, 2016 with Dr. Yoshiro Yajima. We are hoping and praying that all treatments and sessions are successful. As of today, she will need treatment and sessions for 8 months to a 1 year, initially.

Any money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses in which our insurance will not cover due to the type of specialists she needs to treat these diseases. Thank you to anyone who donates. Any amount is appreciated and very helpful.

Short description of what both diseases are.

Hemiplegic Migraine is a rare neurological disease
sufferers experience stroke-like symptoms when an attack occurs including loss of speech, paralysis & weakness which mainly affects the left side of the body, confusion, impaired consciousness, coma, memory loss, and more. Neurological symptoms can last minutes, hours, days, months or even years. Attention and memory loss can last minutes, days, weeks to months. Frequency and severity of attacks vary from person-to-person. For more information, WebMD has proved information on their website: http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/hemiplegic-migraine-headaches-symptoms-causes-treatments.

Chiari malformations are a group of complex brain abnormalities that affect the area in the lower posterior skull where the brain and spinal cord connect. The underlying anatomy of Chiari malformations is thought to be present at birth (congenital), although in many cases they may not become clinically apparent until adulthood. In extremely rare cases, a Chiari malformation may be acquired during life. The exact cause of Chiari malformations are not known, but often the cavity near the base of the skull (posterior fossa) is narrow and abnormally small in relation to the size of the cerebellum, which this portion of the skull encloses. Researchers believe that in some cases the small posterior fossa may cause the developing brain, specifically the cerebellum and the brainstem, to be pushed downward. Part of the cerebellum (known as the cerebellar tonsils) may protrude (herniate) through the foramen magnum, which is the normal opening found in the occipital bone at the base of the skull. The tonsils may thus interfere with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to and from the skull and spinal canal, potentially leading to accumulation of cerebral spinal fluid in the subarachnoid spaces of the brain and spine. A Chiari malformation can also cause pressure on the brain and produce hydrocephalus (pressure due to excessive cerebrospinal fluid accumulation in the brain) and the spinal cord, potentially causing a wide variety of symptoms. In fact, no two cases of Chiari malformation are exactly alike and the associated symptoms are highly variable. The severity of Chiari malformations can vary dramatically as well. In some cases, affected individuals may not develop any symptoms (asymptomatic); in others, severe, potentially debilitating or life-threatening symptoms can develop. http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/arnold-chiari-malformation-10486.

Thank you again!
Help spread the word!

Money Struggles

Hey guys! I’m currently dealing with some financial struggles, mostly related to my art job being taken away rather suddenly (I was working as the director of a gallery, but they decided the space would be more lucrative when rented out as something else). While I’m running around looking for jobs, trying to get back on my feet, I’m having a lot of hard times. I pay rent on an apartment, have a medical bill from my top surgery that I pay monthly, and on top of that food and art supplies… it’s hard to keep up with. Any support is super appreciated!

Ways to help me out:

-I’m open for commissions! Want a character, personalized fanart, a clothing design, or a portrait of yourself in my style? Here’s the commission page with all the info! Any reblogging or sharing of that post would also help get the word out!

-I just made this fun little page on ko-fi where you can buy me a coffee! It’s super cute and I love it (both as someone in need of money and always in need of coffee). Mine is right here! You can choose ‘how many coffees’ to pay for, and it’s really easy and allows for little payments and such!

Thank you guys so much- this is a relatively new blog and I already have met so many awesome new people (especially in the GW2 community, and so fast!). Send me good vibes for these job interviews I’m scheduling <3 

So quick background I am from Dominican Republic I was born there and I came here when I was 10 years old so I don’t come from much money. I am now 18 and I started to transition almost a year ago and the more I’ve been transitioning the more I have realize that it is unsafe for me to go out and live my truth without facial feminization surgery. Being a black trans woman I have a huge target on my back as it is, but it’s a lot harder when you can’t pass. At first in the beginning of my transition I thought I wasn’t going to get any surgeries or anything but I quickly realized that for me and my transition it’s a necessity. If you can’t donate that’s completely ok, I know that some people just can’t. I am one of those people, every time I see my trans sisters with a fund me account I want to donate so bad but then I have to worry about what I’m going to eat the next day. So if you can’t donate that’s completely ok, but if you can it’s greatly appreciated regardless thank you so much for reading my story and visiting my page. I hope everyone has and awesome day and stay safe. http://www.gofundme.com/2i4srdo

Another Small Note: Asexuals do not have to have sex with anyone to know they are asexual. Aromantics do not have to try and go one dates to know they are Aromantics. Just like gay or bi people, the can know this stuff from young childhood. Also, Love does not require having sex. Thank you~ 

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J. Skyler, a trans woman of color, writer, and speaker, has come up with a concise hashtag for signal boosting! Use #TransCrowdFund on both Twitter and tumblr to help boost visibility for your fundraisers or donation pages! I’m hoping to help set up a blog that would specifically reblog anyone using this hashtag, so please contact me or check the tag.

If you’re cis, and would like to help signal boost, please ask the trans person in question before using this hashtag.

I'm so here for black girls

nappy headed black girls
loud black girls
more masculine black girls
darkskin black girls
mean black girls
gay black girls
really tall black girls
poor black girls
fat black girls
ghetto black girls
Trans black girls


and you should be too, because they’re just as great as anyone else and they put up with more shit ☺