for people to colour if they want to

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ya local trans nb boy is back in town
and this time, I’m here to kinda and shortly talk about everything that’s happened of good this year, when it comes to LGBT+ stuff:
- came out to a bunch of school people who accepted me gladly and openly
- my mom is more accepting
- and I have wonderful LGBTQ+ friends who deserve all the love in life, even though we met not so long ago (looking at you Ron)
Be proud of who you are, be a damn beautiful butterfly who flutters in the most beautiful colours of your chosen flag(s), be who you want to be, no one but yourself gets to choose your life

anonymous asked:

I don't understand oppression very well, because my understanding is we can all vote, work and go to school. I worry about the same things you do, it concerns me that BLM actually do want revenge on my children. White men don't get preference in a job or school to fill a minority quote like you and women do though.... there'll always be racism but how are you oppressed souly on race

White people are still treated as superior.
That’s the truth.
There’s no disputing the fact that white people get preferential treatment to non whites.
And in a world where one skin colour and one gender are seen as superior,
Someone else has got to be inferior;
‘Minority groups’.
People who aren’t white and male are called ‘minority groups’.
In my opinion, that speaks volumes.
I support Black Lives Matter.
Black lives matter is about reminding people just that.
Black.
Lives.
Matter.
Not more than white lives,
Not instead of,
As well as.
It’s that simple.
Movements which strive for equality are nobody’s enemy.
Movements trying to end racism should not be ignored and made out to be a threat.
They should be listened to.
‘But why are they protesting just for black lives?’
‘Why don’t they say white lives matter?’
Because white lives matter is a given.
Everybody knows that white lives matter,
But somehow they seem to have forgotten that black lives matter too.
That black lives are just as important as white lives.
Because black lives are being taken just because of the colour of their skin.
White lives are not.
Open your eyes.
There’s no smoke without fire.
Racism is not just a way of life that ‘will always exist’.
People are dying.
Children are being murdered.
It is not okay to normalise or minimise this.
Racism does not need to exist.
It does not need to be a part of everyday life.
People are not born racist.
Racism is a flaw in today’s society.
Not a foundation.

Here’s some links to better understand oppression and racism:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1507875759289226&id=191335640943251&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F&_rdr

http://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

http://blacklivesmatter.com/guiding-principles/

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/upshot/the-measuring-sticks-of-racial-bias-.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/humera-lodhi/a-muslim-at-mizzou-does-s_b_8539080.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/opinion/colin-kaepernick-football-protests.html

https://www.thoughtco.com/types-of-oppression-721173

Skull Planchette Enamel Pin-Preorders are open! Since it’s a pre-order and people will have to wait quite a while for them to get manufactured, I’m listing a limited number of Pins for 30% off of the final price! So if you already love this design, want to get it for cheap AND be amongst the first to receive it, go to my Etsy for more info! 

NCT as Things My Group Chat Says Pt-2
  • Taeyong: Best way to describe my life? I need coffee but I want tea.
  • Taeil: I want cold and death dammit.
  • Johnny: I want to be inside that cake. Not even sexually, like I want to be a part of its aesthetic.
  • Yuta: Do you think a nose orgy is when people gather in a room and sneeze together?
  • Ten: You need to d'etre ss
  • Doyoung: Is there a literal bullet inside his head because it explains so many of his messages.
  • Jaehyun: Speaking of cake, did I tell you about the time I decided to go running?
  • Winwin: There's a colour called 'onion pink'?
  • Mark: Have you ever peed for 3 minutes straight and been all, 'wait a minute I don't remember drinking this much water'.
  • Haechan: Rich people brood, poor people talk.
  • Renjun: I wanted death but got a generic cold.
  • Jeno: I ate so much, I threw up all night.
  • Jaemin: So that's the story of how I made a long lasting friendship with a moth.
  • Chenle: I'll find where you live and pee all over your bookshelf.
  • Jisung: Is snake pee poisonous?

YOUR   STEREOTYPICAL   MASCULINE   SIDE      !      you  love  hoodies  //  you  love  shorts   //  dogs  are  better  than  cats //   it’s  hilarious  when  people  get  hurt  //  shopping  is  torture  //  sad  movies  suck  //   you  own  a  car  racing  game  //  you  played  with  hot  wheels  as  a  kid  //  at  some  point  in  time  you  wanted  to  be  a  firefighter  //  you  owned  a  ds,  ps2,  n64,  or  sega  //  used  to  be  obsessed  with  power  rangers  //  you  have  watched  sports  on  tv  //  gory  movies  are  cool  //  you  go  to  your  dad  for  advice  //   you  own  like  a  trillion  baseball  caps   //   you  used  to  collect  hockey  or  baseball  cards   //  baggy  sweats  are  cool  to  wear  //   it’s  kinda  weird  to  have  sleepovers  with  a  bunch  of  people   //  green,  black,  red,  blue,  or  silver  are  one  of  your  favourite  colours   //  you  love  to  go  crazy  &  not  care  what  people  think  //   sports  are  fun  //  you  talk  with  food  in  your  mouth  //  you  sleep  with  your  socks  on  at  night  //  you  have  fished  at  least  once

YOUR   STEREOTYPICAL   FEMININE   SIDE   !     you  love  to  shop  //   you  wear  eyeliner  //  you  wear  the  color  pink   //  you  go  to  your  mom  to  talk  //   you  consider  cheerleading  a  sport   //  you  hate  wearing  the  colour  black   //  you  like  going  to  the  mall   //  you  like  getting  manicures  and  / or  pedicures  //  you  like  wearing  jewelry  //  you  cried  watching  the  notebook   //  dresses  are  a  big  part  of  your  wardrobe   //   shopping  is  one  of  your  favourite  hobbies  //  you  don’t  like  the  star  wars  movies  // you  were  /  are  in  gymnastics  //  it  takes  you  around  one  hour  to  shower,  get  dressed,  &  makeup  //  you  smile  a  lot  more  than  you  should   //  you  have  more  than  ten  pairs  of  shoes  //  you  care  about  what  you  look  like   //  you  like  wearing  dresses  when  you  can  //  you  like  wearing  tall  shoes  //  you  used  to  play  with  dolls  as  a  little  kid  //  you  like  putting  makeup  on  others  //  you  like  being  the  star  of  everything

APPEARANCE      !     i’m  shorter  than  5′5′  //  i  have  scars   //   i  tan  easily  //   i  wish  my  hair  was  a  different  colour  //  i  have  friends  who  have  never  seen  my  natural  hair  colour  //  i  have  a  tattoo  //  i’m  self-conscious  about  my  appearance  //  i’ve  had  /  have  braces  //   i’ve  been  told  i  am  attractive  by  a  complete  stranger  //  i’ve  more  than  two  piercings  //  i’ve  /  had  piercings  in  places  besides  my  ears

EXPERIENCES      !   i’ve  gotten  lost  in  my  city  //   i’ve  seen  a  shooting  star  //  i’ve  wished  on  a  shooting  star  //  i’ve  seen  a  meteor  shower  //   i’ve  gone  out  in  public  in  my  pajamas  //  i’ve  pushed  all  the  buttons  on  an  elevator  //  i’ve  kicked  a  guy  where  it  hurts   //  i’ve  been  to  a  casino  //  i’ve  been  skydiving  //   i’ve  gone  skinny  dipping  //   i’ve  drank  a  whole  gallon  of  milk  in  one  hour   //   i’ve  crashed  a  car   //   i’ve  been  skiing  //  i’ve  been  in  a  musical  //  i’ve  caught  a  snowflake  or  snow  on  my  tongue  //  i’ve  seen  the  northern  lights  //  i’ve  sat  on  a  rooftop  at  night  //  i’ve  played  a  prank  on  someone  //  i’ve  ridden  in  a  taxi   //   i’ve  seen  the  rocky  horror  picture  show  //  i’ve  eaten  sushi  // i’ve  been  snowboarding

HONESTY   &   CRIME      !     i’ve  done  something  i  promised  someone  else  i  wouldn’t  //  i’ve  done  something  i  promised  myself  i  wouldn’t  //   i’ve  snuck  out  //  i’ve  lied  to  my  parents  about  where  i  am  //  i’ve  cheated  while  playing  a  game  //   i’ve  ran  a  red  light  //   i’ve  witnessed  a  crime  //  i’ve  been  in  a  fist  fight  //   i’ve  been  arrested

DEATH   &   SUICIDE     !   i’m  afraid  of  dying  //  i  hate  funerals  //  i’ve  seen  someone  dying   //  someone  close  to  me  has  attempted  /  committed  suicide  //  i’ve  written  an  eulogy  for  myself

RANDOM     !       i  can  sing  well  //   i’ve  stolen  a  tray  from  a  fast  food  restaurant  //   i  open  up  to  others  easily  //   i  watch  the  news  //   i  don’t  kill  bugs  //  i  sing  in  the  shower  //   i’m  a  morning  person   //  i  paid  for  a  cell  phone  ringtone  //  i’m  a  sports  fanatic   //   i  twirl  my  hair   //   i  care  about  grammar  //  i’ve  copied  more  than  thirty  cd’s  in  a  day  //   i  bake  well  //  my  favourite  colour  is  either  white,  yellow,  pink,  red,  blue,  black,  purple,  or  orange   //  i  would  wear  pajamas  to  school  //  i  know  how  to  shoot  a  gun  //   i  laugh  at  my  own  jokes  //   i  eat  fast  food  weekly  //  i’ve  not  turned  in  anything &  still  got  an  a  in  a  class  //   i  can’t  sleep  if  there’s  a  spider  /  cockroach  in  the  room //  i’m  ticklish   //  i  love  white  chocolate  //   i  bite  my  nails   //  i’m  good  at  remembering  faces  //  i’m  good  at  remembering  names  //   i’m  good  at  remembering  dates  //   i  honestly  have  no  idea  what  i  want  to  do  with  the  rest  of  my  life

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I was tagged by @guitargoat @flyinghetfield and @bathory-babe to post a selfie. Thank you all!!! (And I’m sorry if I missed anyone!) 💖💕

Now, to tag some wonderful people: @unchain-the-colours @kvltboi @take-their-fucking-heads @house-0f-flies @discogrohl @hell–hammer @jessyulrich @walk-among-us @misshammett and of course, only if you want to!

eddiekaaspbraak  asked:

For the moodboards you're doing, what exactly does theme entail?

Ah good question. I guess ‘theme’ really isn’t the best word choice in this context. 😅

The theme could be what colour you’d like, a mood, a location (wherever you want the person/people to be), a season, etc.

Really you can just describe to me what you want the moodboard to be about so that I can have a better idea of what you’re looking for and it can be as personalized as possible!

anonymous asked:

I don't have any problem with people of colour in this show, but the thing that really pisses me of is the white diversity. Why does is look like that every white human character has Anglo-Saxon roots? I want to see some Slavic, south European or north European people. Is it too much to ask for?

I went back and forth about putting this on a gif confession and decided that I would answer it instead because I think this has a tone that the confessor didn’t mean intentionally.

Starting a sentence  with “I don’t have any problem with people of colour in this show, but…” is racist and defensive.

I understand that there isn’t a lot of diversity among the white cast but I am so happy to see such diversity among the people of colour in the cast and, honestly. It’s a nice change from seeing 32 different white people.

This type of diversity sadly doesn’t happen much in TV and movies so complaining that there aren’t enough variations of white people just proves the point why Discovery’s casting decision are so important.

Okay kids today we’re gonna talk about Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia was a sculptor in the 19th century, and was half African-American and half Native American. She was one of the first people of colour from America to earn international fame and success for her artwork. She started sculpting during the civil war and trained under some of the most influential abolitionist sculptors of the time.

Not only was she a successful WOC artist, but she sculpted other people of colour in the neoclassical style:

Forever Free (1867)

Old Arrow-Maker and his Daughter (1866)

The Marriage of Hiawatha (1866)

Do you know how rare it was in the 19th century to have a piece of artwork show black people or Native Americans without them being ‘savages’ or half naked? Let me tell you, it’s pretty damn rare.

She would purposely leave her women more clothed than her male figures to desexualise them, and I probably don’t need to tell you why that was important at this time (if you really want to see how white artists saw black women, look up American Slave and The Virginian Slave).

Unfortunately she was made to make her female figures look more European as she got backlash accusing her of inserting herself into figures BUT they’re still hugely impressive given that most famous sculptors at this time had teams of people working on their work and adding all the details by hand, whereas Edmonia did absolutely everything herself.

Basically I think about Edmonia Lewis a lot and I think more people should know about her.

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MAKE ME CHOOSE
maia roberts or magnus bane (asked by @warlockmagnsbane)

“i was alive when the dead sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly”

All About Auras

An aura could best be described as the energy given off by someone or something. Supposedly, everything has an aura, even an apple. Many people are able to either see or ‘sense’ auras, which may appear as a haze of light or colour surrounding something.

The colour an aura appears can have many correspondences, which can relate to someone’s mood or spirituality, or can be because of external factors such as light intensity. It’s even said to be possible to tell if someone is pregnant from the way their aura appears.

Common misconceptions about auras:

  • It is always the same colour.  - This is untrue, as auras tend to change colour when affected by many different factors. However one colour may be dominant.
  • It is always the same shape and texture.  - Nope, they could appear hazy, smooth, or spiky. Some could have auras spanning an inch from their bodies, but others could have auras reaching out to a metre.
  • There is scientific evidence for auras.  - Again, untrue. Despite many people being able to see auras, there is no way to measure them or comprehend why it is even there.
  • Your aura is a shield.  - Whilst it’s possible to utilise your energy to shield yourself from things through visualisation, your aura alone is by no means a barrier against spirits and vampire-like entities looking to ‘feed off’ your energy. Learn how to ward yourself.
  • There is only one colour at a time.  - Your visible aura can actually be a mix of colours. However, there are also seven different extents of your aura, ranging from physical to spiritual, which could all be a different colour at one time.
  • It is especially important to note that auras are constantly changing. This could be seen as Anicca, or impermanence, in which the Buddha taught that nothing is permanent and everything is constantly changing. The aura reflects this truth in ourselves and those around us.


Seeing Your Aura

Some people are able to see auras with ease without a whole lot of practice, whereas others might never be able to comprehend the aura. It is common for many witches to practice with seeing their aura.

Here is a simple exercise which will help you to begin seeing your aura. This is what I tend to get people to do often when starting with auras. If inexperienced, it is important to practice often in order to get better!

  1. You may want to begin by meditating or casting a circle in order to have a better focus on your aura. Make sure you are calm and in the mindset to concentrate.
  2. Find a blank area, such as a white wall or a sheet of paper, and hold your hand out to it. It is important that you don’t get distracted by the colour of the wall or anything on it.
  3. Rather than focusing directly onto your hand, shift your gaze to look just past it. For instance just past your fingers, but not the space directly between your fingers.
  4. Focus on this space. To avoid distracting yourself, practice steady breathing as you would in meditation.
  5. Eventually, you should begin to see a haze of light surrounding your hand. At first it may appear small and even colourless, but keep practicing and you will start to see it even better.


Colour Correspondences

The colour of an aura can have many connotations, and can be dictated by thr shape and texture too. But here is a guide to help you with the typical deciption of simple aura colours.

RED -

Centred/grounded, passion, anger, energetic.

ORANGE -

Power, confidence, outgoing, good health.

YELLOW - 

Spiritual awakening/awareness, playful, happiness.

GREEN -

Healing, good communication, jealousy.

BLUE -

Intuition, calm, clairvoyance, honesty, fear of the future.

PURPLE -

Daydreaming, spirituality, artistic, psychic abilities.

WHITE -

Newness, purity, reaching enlightenment, angelic.

BLACK -

Negative feelings, blocked energy, potential illness.

BROWN -

Grounded, tied to the outdoors, afraid to let go.

PINK -

Loving, sensual, psychic gifts, dishonesty.

SILVER -

Physical and spiritual wealth, awakening of higher thought.

GOLD -

Enlightenment, protection from divine entities, guidance.

RAINBOW -

A rainbow aura can indicate a healer, a new soul, or reaching enlightenment.

Thank you @amazingphil for being a great friend! ♥


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There’s Nothing Wrong With You

One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard was “There’s nothing wrong with you”. 

It was a Monday morning and I was relaxing with friends in a hotel pool after playing Lollapalooza. A lady bobbed opposite me sipping a ginormous glass of rose, and we started chatting. She was a stylist and told me that, when her clients tried outfits on and looked at themselves in the mirror, she would tell them “There’s nothing wrong with you”. I asked her why and she said, “because we all think there’s something wrong with us ”. It was such an odd, simple notion, but I felt like a little flower had opened up inside of me. It hadn’t occurred to me that it could be a universal feeling. There was always something so wrong with ME, I hadn’t considered that other people might feel the same. The comment stuck with me like glue for the next year. 

Illustration by Lan Truong

 I lived most of my life feeling like there was something deeply wrong with me. Everything I did was somehow geared towards fixing the parts of myself I thought were bad or ‘broken’. There was also an odd safety in being broken. I could quietly blame it for anything that went wrong in my life: “It’s not my fault: I’m f**ed up and I am very sorry!”. For a while, I had counselling, and though it was extremely helpful, I started to feel uneasy at the idea of chatting about my problems, potentially for years, if I chose to. Like, really… When would I be fixed?

For me, life =  Experiences + reactions to those experiences. The only power I have is choosing how I react to them. So, though I might have uncomfortable emotional reactions, I can choose to a) accept these emotions, instead of resisting them, and b) not interpret my thoughts as the Solid Gold Truth. Whatever your problems may be, (diagnosed or not), they don’t equate to you being broken. In my own life, it’s been unhelpful to think of mental health problems in this way, particularly when you’re struggling. You are who you are at this moment in time, and you’re doing your best. Brains are plastic. People can, and do, change.

Illustration by Lolrel

  If you follow my music, it probably won’t come as a big surprise to know that I’ve dealt with mental health issues for a long time. There have been 3 things that have helped me decrease periods of depression though. For anyone in the same position, I hope this helps.

1. Meditation

This changed my mind + my life. I started doing meditation in 2013 after Electra Heart had ended. I was burnt out and desperate for change. I took no classes, read no books - just looked at a 5 minute explanation on the internet. I didn’t even do it every day. Just 20 minutes in the morning or evening. In the beginning, I felt a little dubious about the idea of “wasting 20 whole minutes” on meditation each day. But here’s the thing: Meditation is like a vacuum for your mind. It sucks up all the dust and rubbish thoughts. I can easily waste 20 minutes looking at something on the internet that I’ll never think about again, so I can invest 20 minutes in something that changes the quality of my life. This blog described Meditation as “one of the best responses to modern information overload”. I truly believe it can be an antidote to our digital lives.

Illustration by Lolrel 

2. Exercise

I know, I know. When you’re depressed, the last thing you want to do is go outside INTO THE REAL WORLD! But if you’re bottom-of-the-barrel depressed, you have nothing to lose. For years I loved to declare that I “didn’t have a body that could run”  (in order to escape ever having to actually run). But when I start meditation, the negative thoughts about myself decreased and I started to want good things for myself. The motive of exercising was not to lose weight, so it had a different energy to it.

3. Identifying With Thoughts

The reality is, I still deal with depression, but my reaction to it is different. I am more aware of its mechanisms so I don’t take my thoughts as seriously. I try not to identify with a thought and interpret it as truth just because it came into my mind. Why? Because the way I think and respond to events is largely based on my past experiences, so how can I know that my thoughts are my own and not coloured by my past? This is why I don’t always trust my thoughts, particularly when they are of the negative variety. A book I hugely recommend on this is called “Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. 

I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time for people who struggle with similar issues. Our culture has taught us to see happiness as some kind of end goal, but for me, the best thing about it is that it doesn’t stick around forever. Human beings need to experience some level of suffering in order to evolve emotionally and consciously. And though depression often feels like you’re stuck, or stagnating, it can also be a healthy way of your mind telling you that something isn’t quite right, and that it’s in the process of changing. We tend to view sadness as something unnatural, or negative, but perhaps viewing it as a necessary process might help us accept the low periods, and move through them more easily.

Before writing my last album, I honestly thought that I had just been born unhappy and that depression was a permanent part of me. I don’t believe that anymore. When I was writing ‘FROOT’ I felt like I was kissing goodbye to a big chapter of my life. That portion of my youth was heart-splitting and lonely at times, but it was also dazzling and beautiful. And that’s how life is for a lot of us. If only I’d known all those years that it was just part of being human.

Ask a question or share a thought here.  

Love, Marina

“Niall is the straightest member of 1D”

No one is probably gonna read this but I’m writing it anyways because I feel like it’s important to talk about, and no one really did before. 

From the moment I joined the 1d fandom (2012) Niall was referred to as the captain of the Larry ship, and later the captain of the Ziam ship as well. A big portion of this fandom saw him as the guy who was secretly outing his best mates by sending ‘signs’ or just simply standing in the middle of them. He was the biggest ally to them but also the only straight member of the band. These people didn’t just call him ‘straight’, no, they called him ‘the straightest’. They based this all on stereotypes because Niall loves beer, sports and the way he dresses is TOTALLY straight. 

This isn’t some post about proving how ‘not straight’ Niall is, this is a post that explains how wrong and disgusting it is that people gave him this role in the band. 

First of all, let me start off by saying Niall NEVER stated his sexuality, he never even talked about it on any public occasion. Which means if you think Niall is straight, you’re basing it on nothing but stereotypes. If you’re basing it on the fact that he’s dated women, I’d like to congratulate you on your bi/pan erasure. 

Second, Niall goes around calling men attractive, hot, sexy, you name a compliment and Niall probably gave it to a guy. Not to mention he’s very cuddly and touchy with other men as well. Now I’m not saying this means anything for his sexuality, he could be straight and still be like this. However, when Harry (or any of the other boys, but Harry is the most similar to Niall in this) gives a guy a compliment about his looks, or when he’s close with another man people freak out because this OBVIOUSLY means he’s gay. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.)

Third, Niall has shown his support for the LGBT+ community on multiple occasions but this is usually swept under the rug because most people don’t CARE!! Just recently Niall wore rainbow socks that are literally called ‘pride socks’ on the Happy Socks website and the description says ‘wear to show your support for the lgbt+ community.’ He did this in a country where homosexuality was recently ruled as a disease and yet barely any of these people commented on it, and if they did it was often something like ‘okay but rainbows don’t always stand for lgbt+ pride… :/’ or they see it as proof he’s ‘SUCH an ally, he really wants Larry and Ziam out!!’ AND YET these same people flipped shit when Harry grabbed a random rainbow mug (that didn’t even have the right colours) in the DMD video. And don’t get me wrong, I think Harry is amazing for all the support he gave the lgbt+ community, and I think the stuff he’s doing with the pride flags at his concert is great but there’s a reason people started taking these pride flags to Harry’s concert, and never took one to Niall’s. Why are you assuming if a pride flag was thrown on stage during Niall’s gig he wouldn’t take it? 

And last, people are often analyzing the songs Harry, Louis, Liam and Zayn wrote to see if their could be a hint of why that song is a gay anthem. They talk about it for YEARS on end when a song doesn’t have pronouns (or no she pronouns) While the biggest percentage of Niall’s album has NO pronouns and no one cares? He might have done this without even thinking about it, and once again I’m not saying we SHOULD be analyzing his lyrics, but the double standards are insane. It’s not even just in lyrics, when Harry uses ‘them’ pronouns while talking people go: “NO STRAIGHT MAN EVER DID THIS” but Niall is talking about ‘someone’ and ‘them’ instead of a girl all the time. And when asked about what This Town was about he said (quote): “It’s basically about when you had a girl or a guy you dated when you were like 12, but when you go home you bump in to them everywhere.” could you IMAGINE the hundreds of posts being made about this if it was any of the other boys who said this? Yet, when it’s Niall no one gives it a second thought. 

I’m really sorry about this long post but this had been bothering me for a long time. Niall is NOT the straightest member of 1d, Niall’s sexuality is unknown and remains unknown until he decides to speak up about it. Niall deserves so much more love for the things he does and he doesn’t deserve to be used to prop up  a ship. 

How to study 2 languages at the same time
  • Make a schedule; 
  • Try to study language X in the afternoon and language Y in the morning; don’t change their order, unless you are advanced enough so you won’t mix them
  • Have different notebooks for them and if you use colors in your notes, think like 1 color = 1 language
  • When you study, have a certain place for each language (e.g. kitchen = French, bedroom = German, living room = Chinese)
  • Don’t focus on the same thing for your languages in the same day, if you watch a movie for language X, don’t watch a movie for language Y after (unless you are upper intermediate), if you watch a movie in X, read something in Y 
  • Try to spend the same amount of time on your languages, if you stay 2 hours studying X, you should spend the same amount on Y 
  • If you can’t do so, choose your “priority” and study 80% and 20%.
  • Occasionally switch the language that’s your priority.
  • When you practice, at the beginning try to talk to different people, not a person who knows all your target languages
  • If you use sticky notes like me, i assume you have more than 1 colour so again, 1 color =  language
  • Avoid languages from the same family.
  • Use both languages when you want to translate something. If you learn French, then translate a French text to your 2nd language.
  • If you use flashcards a lot, mix them. You practice both languages at once and you learn to switch between them.
  • If you can’t learn 2 languages at the same time, accept that and learn them one by one.
  • Find resources that allow you to use both languages at the same time.
  • Use personas to avoid mixing up your languages.
  • Choose 2 languages with different levels. e.g. if you are intermediate in French, you can start Japanese
  • Avoid starting 2 new languages. If you are a bit advanced in one, it’s better.
  • Accept the fact that you would be biased and like one of your 2 languages more.
  • Experiment new study methods and see what works for you.