fellow british vegans!

please sign this petition to get vegan meals in educational institutions, hospitals and prisons.

and please reblog even if you’re not british, it only needs a few hundred more signatures! everyone deserves access to meals that align with their personal ethics, not just for religious or medical reasons.


Ah heck I’m riding the hype but at the same time I gotta go back to school tomorrow and try to pretend like I think PSAT prep is a good way to spend class time with the students……..these tests are just so bad……..

Bullying is me, at 14 years old, being constantly degraded and forced into masses of extra work and having to attend after school “classes for bad behaviour” three times a week for nearly a year because the teacher didn’t believe I was disabled yet didn’t want my poor work giving her a bad reputation.

Bullying is me, at 16 years old, being locked in a store cupboard by a guy who thought it was “hilarious” and gathered a huge crowd before letting me out so they could all laugh at me.

Bullying is when he bragged about it on Facebook, then when I went to the head of year like we’re always told he just said it had been “dealt with”. The boy received no punishment, I didn’t even get an apology.

Bullying caused me at the age of 18 to have a mental breakdown, to have to turn down my university place and spend the next year recovering before I could even start to get back into education

Discrimination is when, at 20, I finally got to university only to have to fight constantly for the right help. They put me a standard plan containing nothing that was actually helpful to me and actually parts of it made things worse. I finally got something sorted out but it was the end of year. I failed the course.

Discrimination is me now trying desperately to get a job, scared to admit I have a disability on my applications as that increases my chances of them just seeing me as a stereotype and deciding I’m too much hassle, scared too of how I’ll be viewed and what I’ll be forced to do if I start claiming benefits.

Discrimination is when I was constantly told to “shut up” and “nobody cares” growing up because I wanted to talk about my special interests but my parents didn’t believe I was autistic (except when it was convenient for them, to garner praise for “coping” with a disabled child). It’s when they even now still tell me off for stimming even at home, though I have no chance at living independently because I lack money and skills. This has lead to me having a habit of constantly apologising after doing or saying literally anything, even when people tell me its okay and they even enjoy hearing about my interests. 

Discrimination is when people still laugh or stare at me, a big tall grown woman carrying a soft toy and/or with ‘childish’ clothing, possibly buying and getting excited over something they would also consider childish, without realising that its probably the main reason why I’m managing to stay calm outside the house (especially if its somewhere new) or that what I’ve seen/bought makes me happy and that shouldn’t be a bad thing. What they also don’t realise is thats why I deny myself so much that does make me happy, why I’ve developed a hunched over walk to try and make myself feel as invisible as possible.

People go to college because not going to college carries a penalty. College is a purchased loyalty oath to an imagined employer. College shows you are serious enough about your life to risk ruining it early on. College is a promise the economy does not keep - but not going to college promises you will struggle to survive.

Given the extreme schism that’s developed on Tumblr and across the U.S. since the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision, we’ve gotten a lot of asks about the use of #ferguson tags and if ‘Reverse Racism’ or 'Reverse Sexism’ are things that exist.

In attempt to assuage those questions, we thought it’d probably be a good time for all of us to open a textbook and get educated a moment.

TV Shows about Teachers - Ranked From Best to Worst

Lately, there’s been a lot of TV shows about teachers. In less than one season we’ve had “Get Educated,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Teachers,” and “Those Who Can’t.” I’m a fan of this because we have a surplus of shows about the F.B.I, doctors, superheroes, C.S.I. etc. and not enough about the profession that makes the biggest difference. Sometimes TV shows get it right  and sometimes they don’t. This is a list from Best to Worst of TV shows about Teachers. 

#1 “Get Educated” - “ Take “Modern Family” or “The Office,” but replace the cast with a group of teachers and teenagers. Jokes that punch you in the face and make you gut-bustingly laugh. The show doesn’t try to be funny by having the teachers be outrageous. Instead, it’s genuine, clever, and it really shows how teachers can make a difference. And how students can make a difference to the lives of teachers.

#2 “Boston Public” - Some serious sh*t happened on “Boston Public.” It was a drama like no other. At the time, it was groundbreaking and sent chills down your spine with the conflicts these teachers had to deal with. It scared many of us who wanted to become teachers, but it was great TV. 

#3 “Welcome Back, Kotter”  - How could you not love the hero of this show?  Gabe Kotter, a compassionate teacher returns to hit roots and teaches the troubled class called The Sweathogs. And look how f*cking young John Travolta was. 

#4 “Teachers” - TV Land just got a whole lot more vulgar. Let’s see if it works out for them. “Teachers” is based on the webseries of the same name and it has some pretty crazy jokes. It feels almost like “South Park” at times with a bunch of teachers. And I like both those things.

#5 “Mr. Peepers” - A lost gem of the 1950′s. Mr. Peepers was a science teachers who faced a ton of funny problems, but he was never outsmarted. He was the true definition of a nice guy and a nice TV show.

#6 “Glee” - The show started off strong and the teacher storylines captured your attention and you really rooted for Emma and Will to be together. The one problem with the show (and also why it was successful so this is just my opinion) was it was just too much singing.

#7 “Mr. Robinson”- This show had some potential, but it just wasn’t enough to last. Craig Robinson is a super likable guy, but I feel we just want to see him in an ensemble comedy.

#8 “Those Who Can’t” - The most likable character on this show is the librarian. She also gives the best performance and she’s not even a teacher. Does anyone else find it weird that “Teachers” and “Those Who Can’t” came out around the exact same time and “Teachers” is all about female teachers and “Those Who Can’t” is all about male teachers. The show has potential and it feels a lot like “It’s Always Sunny,” but it has to find its groove. It would help if it had more female main characters. Tru TV already renewed it for a 2nd season, so hopefully it gets better.



Stop scrolling for a minute.



Your existence matters. 


You being here makes the world a better place. 


You deserve good things.


You’ll be okay.


I love you very much.




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Fun fact: before knowing Kageyama’s name I called him potato head.
Get Educated - New TV Show Proudly Based in Buffalo
The new TV show, "Get Educated," is proudly based in Buffalo and there's plenty of evidence of that in the pilot. Where else would you find Millard Fillmore Middle School? "Get Educated" is a new...

The new TV show, “Get Educated,” is proudly based in Buffalo and there’s plenty of evidence of that in the pilot. Where else would you find Millard Fillmore Middle School? “Get Educated” is a new mockumentary about teachers learning how to educate terrible teenagers. Imagine if “The Office” took place in a middle school.  Starring Nicole Foti, David Pinion, Maria Paris, Ann Elizabeth Lyon, John J. Pistone, Stephen Carey, Reid Miller, Jordyn Lucas, Amy Letcher, Karli-Rae Grogan, and Carson James Freeman, Tyler Michael Brown. Written by Jordan Imiola. Produced by Sonja Carey, Jordan Imiola, and Jade Grace. Directed by Jordan Imiola. Director of Photography - Gio Barot. Sound Engineer - Nicholas Cuarto. Edited by Jessica Frias. Produced by Funny Buffalo -

5 Funniest TV Comedy Pilots of 2015

#1 Grandfathered
John Stamos is back and this role is perfect for him. It’s surprising how excellent this show really is. The concept is good, but John Stamos makes it great! “Grandfathered” is heartwarming. sweet, and laugh out loud funny. This is a perfect family sitcom for the modern age.  

#2 Get Educated
Another endearing, modern, and laugh out loud comedy. “Get Educated” is pretty much “The Office” in a school setting.  There are not enough shows about teachers, and “Get Educated” knocks it out of the park! It demonstrates that teachers are people too. Rather they’re trying to get over a divorce or trying to teach drunk. The production value could be better, but for what it is, it’s hilarious!

#3 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Odd, zany, and perfect. I believe Rachel Bloom is going to be a huge star in 2 – 3 years if this show becomes a hit. And let’s hope it does! It offers many laugh out loud moments with a great story and some entertaining musical numbers. Definitely different and definitely works!

#4 Life in Pieces
This is also pretty unique. Take an entire family and break them down into four short stories per episode. The first two stories in the pilot were decent, but they really saved it in the with the last two stories. And there’s some fantastic acting from many of the cast.

#5 The Muppets
The Muppets are getting older and definitely more adult oriented. The show doesn’t quite pull off the mockumentary style nearly as good as “Get Educated” does, but it works.  It’s pretty much what you expect from the last two movies, the jokes are hit or miss, but it’s fun. My biggest concern is there were a lot of celebrity guest stars for a pilot. Let’s hope the show doesn’t depend on its guest stars to keep the show going.


The Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan was started by an Indian man named Bunker Roy. The organization is essentially a college that teaches women from all over the world (but primarily “developing” countries) how to be solar engineers. 

That’s right. Solar engineers.

Classes are attended by local women and women from Peru, Fiji, Rwanda, Nepal, Belize, Ethiopia, Bhutan, and more who are illiterate or semi-literate. Most of them are from rural and poverty-stricken areas. The school does not take attendance, have exams, demand their students speak English or have prior education, and does not ask for fees. These women learn how to make solar panels and bulbs, how to plug them into an electrical grid, and how to provide clean renewable energy to their entire village. They then take this knowledge back to their hometowns in distant countries. 

How are they taught without a common language? Everything technical is color coded. The women learn important words “LED, wire cutter, copper, connection, etc.” They communicate through common sense and the desire to learn. The college accepts anyone and everyone, mothers, lower castes (still an ongoing problem in India), older women, young women, women who have never attended school, married women. 

Since 2004, the College has taught at least 250 women from 41 different low-industrial countries to be solar engineers. 5 out of their 8 engineer professors are women. 35 out of 200 workers are physically disabled. The BC is currently powering both their own facility, homes in nearby villages and towns, and their former students are powering homes all across the world from wisdom and materials imported from the BC. Their local villages pay their salary. 

Roy did try to teach both men and women, but they didn’t stay in the harsh conditions or wanted jobs that paid more (as the BC doesn’t hand out “official” diplomas or degrees). Eventually, the college became largely female. “Why not invest in women, older women, mature women, gutsy women who have roots in the village?” Roy said.

I cannot emphasize how amazing this organization is. The Barefoot College is a safe and accepting place for anyone who wants to learn about clean and renewable energy. It encourages women’s empowerment, helps them out of poverty, and provides solar energy to places where the prices of kerosene and batteries are excessively high.

Sources (please look over them as there are more pictures and I could never do justice to how incredible this entire thing is with just my own words): [x][x][x][x][x][Bunker’s Ted Talk][Donate]
GET EDUCATED - New Comedy TV Pilot (full-length)
A new TV mockumentary about teachers learning how to educate teenagers. Imagine if "The Office" took place in a Buffalo middle school. Twitter - https://twit...

Watch it Now! The Pilot episode of “Get Educated.” -