A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game. We are going to lose a lot. We are going to get good at losing. We are going to lose cabinet votes for terrible nominees. We are going to lose bills that are offensive and appalling. But while we are losing, something else is going to happen. We are going to keep raising our voices and slowly our representatives are going to start listening to us. We’ve seen it happen.
It won’t happen because of next week’s call to action. It’ll happen over months, where you keep showing up, regularly. Then, we are going to start winning. It’ll sneak up on us. We won’t understand why we are winning. But it starts with losing in a particular way- where we raise our voices and call it out when we aren’t listened to, where we get close but not quite there.
The first 100 days of a President’s term are the honeymoon period, the moment when he’s most likely to get his agenda enacted. Trump is spending his first 100 days mired in controversy, scandal, and backbiting - and that’s because you haven’t for a moment let anyone in Washington forget just how unpopular he is.
Every time we change the narrative, every time we delay, every time there’s a newspaper story about a member of Congress avoiding his or her constituents, that’s a win. And it matters.
You have already made history. You’ve delayed the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet picks longer than any time in recent history. You stopped the gutting on the congressional ethics office. You’ve made Republicans so nervous about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that it’s been pushed further and further down the road. You caused an uproar of historic proportions over Trump’s Muslim ban and saved lives and reunited families in the process. You’ve inspired people who have never before taken action to make their voices heard and learn how to do things like check how their members of Congress voted and call them out for it.
We’ll never even know about some of the victories - because those will be the fights that this Administration considered starting and then realized it couldn’t win.
We’re in this together. Every visit. Every call. Every loss. Every win. That’s just what friends do. #StandIndivisible
To all my overachievers who don’t get praise from parents and loved ones anymore because it’s just expected of you to do well: I’m proud that you passed that test, I’m happy you graduated with honors, I love that you try your hardest all the time.
I know sometimes the lack of support and encouragement from those whose opinions matter the most to you can be disheartening, but keep pushing through and being the amazing person you are.
…not to be snide, but its not that hard to find a good (English) scone recipe - but then I suppose there wouldn’t be a funny story if you’d just handed her the answer! (I like the 3c SR flour : 1c cream : 1c lemonade recipe myself - non-traditional inredients, but so easy, and makes perfect scones.)
@underanothername I can’t believe the scone post is still getting notes lol, but allow me to just say after living in America for 3 years—what Americans think of as a good “British” scone recipe (it varies depending on where you are in the UK) and what is actually a British scone is wildly different. (It’s also a palate thing. Most Americans in my experience like soft gooey sweet things. Most British baked goods you can throw against a wall and the only damage you’re going to do is to the wall, but by god you can bake ‘em using rationed food and also fight off invading forces if you have to.) For one thing, if I ever put lemonade near my recipe, my mother would ascend through the earth’s crust, tsk between her teeth and say “oh. you’re doing it like that are you?”
I actually had so many people ask me how to make traditional (Scottish) scones so often I put the recipe in my profile page lmao.
As for the baker in question, she did eventually make the Perfect™ traditional scone based on taste testing, from one baker to another. But because she’s primarily baking for Americans it’s not a thing she can sell without people complaining it’s not sweet/soft/dense-cake like enough, so she’s back to making dense muffins and calling them scones. Though thankfully not with rosewater and lavender :p
the thing that impresses me most about the mental health storytelling on One Day at a Time isn’t just that it exists, it’s that so much of it is dependent on Penelope’s own agency. I can’t think of many (any???) other shows where someone goes to therapy because they WANT to, because they personally make that decision based on available information and curiosity and not in some kind of state of crisis or needing an intervention from a healthy character. She does it, she likes it, she continues to go because she’s getting something personally out of it, which in itself is remarkable because of the narrative of mental health treatment being a tournament of suffering before you’re allowed any kind of relief. She even finds community and connection with the women in her group!!!!
It is just beyond refreshing to see a character who takes medication (again, because she’s like, maybe I want to do this, and decides to), whose mental health struggles are explicitly a part of her life, but who is also a stubborn goofy beautiful brave weirdo who enjoys her life and has so much else going on in it
that’s not even getting into the fact that this character is a woman of color, a woman with chronic pain, a woman who is consistently portrayed as a extremely competent at her job and a great mom and a great daughter and friend and person
@taylorswift I just wanted to say a special thank you for openly sharing your vulnerability and heartache though your music, your speeches, and your life. I think its absolutely beautiful and graceful how despite the amount of hard times you’ve been through, you’ve remained grounded and true to yourself. You are extremely inspiring and I hope you truly realize how much you positively impact our lives. I have had a difficult year of heart break, and despite the pain and sadness I’ve experienced, I must say I look up to you so much. On the days I feel like I’m not good enough, or question why such terrible things happen to me, I remember that you’ve experienced very similar rainstorms, and kept walking. Your music and advice has been my escape and guide throughout the last little while and I just wanted to say thank you, thank you so much.
Oliver: I have 2 children,Lea and Cerise. Theyre all grown up now so of course they dont live with me!Lea is in the amazon to help a group try to preserve endangered mystic creatures!Heres a picture she just sent me
Oliver:Cerise is currently with his mother. Its hard to contact him seeing how hes with his mother and the faeries (and theyre VERY private) but he sent me this photo a few months ago!
Oliver:I miss them terribly :( but oh!!heres an old drawing of them with their mother! They have met allen and they get along well enough.
I don’t miss you as much anymore. Sometimes you cross my mind but not like you use to. I remember when I thought that I couldn’t live without you and looking back on it, you were the best and worst thing that happened to me. Its been hard, its been so hard to get over you but looking back on it time passes, and the more you live your life and create new habits, you get used to not having a text message every morning saying, ‘Hello, beautiful. Good morning.’ You get used to not calling someone at night to tell him how your day was. You replace these old habits with new habits. As time goes on, you get better, but only with time. You still see them and a spark is there, your mind still races when you see them, its going to, you use to love that person with every inch of your soul, with every emotion you could possibly have. Its just not the same anymore.
This is Pelle(gray) and Lasse(ginger). They were underfed and scruffy when i got them but they are so beautiful now. im looking for a place where they can live with me, and its really hard to be without them, cus they mean everything to me. Pelle is halfblind and rubs his face on mine and Lasse screams when its feeding time.
Okay but like I’m STILL not over how beautiful these women are like its so breathtaking to me and I’m so happy for them that they’re on that stage feeling nothing but overwhelming happiness and joy because it’s a pageant that is TRANS ONLY and they’ve had to have worked so hard throughout their lives to get to this point and I just really love trans women
I’m kinda sad that there is really no representation for Chinese, non-binary people.
Never mind the fact that there is already little to none representation for Asians in general.
Shout out to all the gay Asians. Shout out to asexual Asians who gets looked over for it. Shout out to bi/pansexual Asians. Shout out to Asians who are questioning their sexuality. Shout out to Asians questioning to their gender identity. Shout out to non binary Asians. Shout out to gender fluid Asians.
Most of all, shout out to Asians who has to stay in the closet due to their family.
You’re all cool and I hope to see the representation we can get someday.