anonymous asked:

I wish my teachers knew that me clicking my pen and flapping my arms and such was me stimming, not purposefully trying to annoy them! I know it's distracting but attacking students with ableist slurs isn't okay

What would you suggest they do? I’m sure I’ll have a few students with the same behaviors. What can I do to help them and stop their classmates from becoming bothered/distracted?

Thank you. 

anyways, last night i finished kissing the witch by emma donoghue, and i’m definitely going to have to reread it at some point. i love the emphasis on women in those stories, but her writing style didn’t always click with me in a way i don’t know how to explain - i think i like a more concrete image than she provided? but it was a thoroughly enjoyable read regardless.

levoneh have you read this book i think it’s 1000% up your alley

anonymous asked:

Why is hermione in your last drawing ( with ron) black?

idk i mean i started to see hermione being portrayed as non-white by artists i admire on tumblr, and it really clicked with me. you should read this buzzfeed article. the author talks about what a “racebent” hermione means to her as someone who faced prejudice because of her skin. this quote really sticks out to me:

“Hermione’s story was always one involving a young girl living in a world aggressive towards her for her very existence.”

hermione being black just extends the metaphor for racism that rowling put forth in the first place. the allegorical terms “pure blood” and “mudblood” carry even more meaning to hermione as a person of color, and to the reader as a member of a society in which white privilege is alive and well. 

aside from that, it’s just how i picture her now. that could change, i’m always trying to work out my personal interpretations of the characters, but for now that’s where i’m at. (: 

Hey guys. I never ask for help but I desperately need it. Money became tight this month and my daughter ran out of diapers. It’s a horrible thing for a mother to go through having nothing to keep their tushie’s covered. I’m not a person who asks for any help but if you can click help please let me know, $5 is a respectable amount for me because I’m not asking for much. I tried asking family and friends but none can help me right now and i desperately need this. 

Thanks in advance.



Sterek AU: Drive-Thru I Do’s

Stiles finally cracks. He’s had enough of this town and not enough of Derek. They’ve secretly, well as secretly as you can be with a bunch of weres around, carried on their long distance relationship for over a year now while Derek took his pack to mingle with others across the world. Now Stiles wants nothing more than to finally be with his Alpha-hubby-to-be and his pack, their pack, for as long as they both shall live.

dear allistics

when you’re talking shit about “low functioning” autistics, you are still directly insulting and dehumanizing me, even if you don’t actively place me in that category. I am not a “different kind of autistic.” I am not “mildly autistic.” I am not “higher functioning” than other autistics.

autism isn’t called a spectrum because some autistics are better and some are worse, it’s because we display a wide spectrum of traits. some of the traits I have are going to be different from some of the ones other autistic people have. some of the traits I have/don’t have can sometimes make it more possible for me to pass as neurotypical. but I pass as a weird, insufficient, undesirable neurotypical. I am not more “functional” than an autistic person who has different autistic traits than I do. I am not more worthy or important just because you are able to ignore the fact that I’m autistic for your own comfort. 

besides that, you have no idea how I “function” aside from what I show to you. I burn myself out trying to behave like a neurotypical person. I can fall apart and lose my verbal abilities for hours at a time. unpleasant sensory input is overwhelming and painful for me, and the fact that I continue to interact with neurotypical society through that (at great cost to my own wellbeing) does not make me more functional than another autistic person.

stop talking shit about autistics, no matter what you perceive our “functioning level” to be. stop assuming that you understand what an autistic person’s experience is, how well that person “functions,” stop assuming that doing things in a way you understand means progress/functioning and doing things you don’t understand means the opposite. stop condescendingly talking about autistic kids to me. stop talking about how inspirational they are for doing things that may or may not be good or natural for them, or about how much they’ve “improved” since starting therapies that may well be sanctioned abuse. stop talking about other autistic people’s meltdowns to me. are you fucking kidding me? why on earth would you share information that personal and vulnerable with someone who’s never met the person in question? why would you decide that that’s a story you’re allowed to tell? you don’t get to gawk at that “low-functioning” person with “severe autism” like they’re some kind of public fucking entertainment. stop dehumanizing and belittling and spectacularizing autistic people, especially in front of another goddamn autistic person who is probably trusting you less and less as you continue speaking.

and if you’re going to do those things, at least admit that you are shitting on me when you’re doing it. at least admit that you’re dehumanizing me and taking away my agency at the same time as you take away theirs. at least admit that you don’t give a shit about me or my autonomy or value as a person. I’m not in some kind of other category. I’m just another autistic who could be having a meltdown in the grocery store next to you someday.