nureality108: This was a really fkn cool time for me. People asked me everyday for 6 months why I shaved my head and I could feel them holding their breath, afraid of the answer. Like I had to have had some kind of mental breakdown to do something “so drastic”. But it was the opposite. I had a break THROUGH. People said they’d rather do the unthinkable than something like this 😞😧 And it’s not everyone’s path, but I could never love myself when I was chasing beauty. I was never satisfied. - - Detachment introduced itself to me first with food (paleo 👉🏼 veg 👉🏼 sugar free 👉🏼 vegan), then material belongings and finally “who I think I am”. Are we really our name? Our personality? Our profession? Our image? What is identity anyway? - - Shaving my head was a goal I put so far into the future, thinking at 35 I would be at peace enough with myself (???) but waiting for the “future me” felt like a delusion, so I reached out and grabbed her. I never had high self esteem. And it makes it worse when people say why? It just is and you just are. Maybe it’s part of your life contract, your DNA, your energetic disposition. But my challenges are my gifts. Divinely designed to kick my ass and help me level up. So are yours! - - If I’d never been so afraid of people judging me, and had countless numbers of people’s fear & conditioning projected on me, I would never have written our lyrics, made my speeches or ran our workshops. - - Image controlled me. Then I realised there is no such thing as control. I don’t really know what you call the expression on my face but it feels raw to me. Thanks for reading ❤❤❤❤
My tired brain just read at least two FB posts and mixed them together to the effect that it seemed someone was looking for vegan bar-exam prep materials. And I am apparently tired enough that my brain also accepted this and was like “well I don’t know of any but I wish them luck.”
At my friend’s suggestion, here are some headcanons about Grover meeting Blitz and Hearth.
-They meet when Grover attends a conservation event in Boston. His nose had been driving him crazy all day with foreign magic.
-Blitz notices him first, his horns visible through the Mist.
-They approach each other warily, able to sense the foreignness of each other.
-Just as Grover began reaching for reed pipes, and Hearth’s fingers twitched over his runes, they spotted Annabeth, pulling a reluctant Magnus behind her.
-The two demigods stopped dead when they saw the potential standoff, but Grover ran over to Annabeth and caught her in a hug.
-Magnus asked Annabeth who the satyr was when he saw the wariness around his family’s eyes.
-After introducing him as Grover, Magnus was impressed by the brave dude who had been engaged to a cyclops and found the last of the Wild.
-After some explaining and introducing all around, the cousins had excused themselves, leaving their inhuman companions alone once more.
-Blitz grunted something about Magnus being the superior demigod, and Norse mythology being better.
-Grover fumbled, disbelief on his face. He had fun recounting all of Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia’s feats.
-Blitz and Hearth countered by boasting about Samirah.
-In the end, though, the trio became friends. Grover was impressed by alf seidr, and Hearth was impressed by his reed magic. They got to chatting, and eventually Blitz offered for him to swing by his new shop, maybe get an armored outfit that wouldn’t make him look like a homeless hippie. Grover consented, as long as the materials were vegan.
-After that, every time the trio bumped into each other, they would have long chats and brag about their demigods.
I threw together a spontaneous “Warrior Woman” outfit today and I am really so pleased with how it worked out that I think this is going to be a project that I will be working on for a while!! I don’t think I will have the time to finish it by the end of this season…and I really should be working on renaissance faire costumes, but hopefully it will look infinitely more badass by next winter ;)
Shop my closet so I can make some $ after cancer diagnosis
Since I have to take an 8-9 month SW hiatus, my income will take a huge hit and I have expenses :(
I figure many cannot afford to donate, BUT may want to purchase some of my cute spring/summer clothing for cheap, win win! Some are items that I likely won’t be able to wear after my surgeries, and they are all adorable.
Everything is in good condition (like what you would find at Buffalo, Crossroads, etc) and I can standard ship anywhere in the U.S for $5. EVERYTHING IS $15 each OR 2/$20!
1. Two sleeveless floral mini-dresses, sizes XS. (fit probably 0-4) Colorful with black background. Fit-and-flare silhouette. Cotton blend. One is new, one is 80s vintage.
2. One medium sized peach/coral colored purse, with gold colored metal buckle closure, long over the shoulder strap, & two inner pockets, from LF. Vegan faux leather material.
3. One lightweight cotton cardigan from Madewell. Size Medium. (fits probably 2-8) Bright pink with white polka-dots. V neck, metal buttons.
4. One royal blue, sweetheart neckline, short satin cocktail dress from Arden B. Zip closure. Fitted/straight silhouette. Size Medium (fits probably 2-4)
5. One light, flowy wrap-tie dress from Varga, green with cream colored flowers, short, size Medium (fits probably 4-8).
Let me know the item you are interested in and I will post photos AND specific measurements if I get enough interest. Payment via paypal. Can ship on Friday.
This is one of my favorite meals, especially when I’m low on cash. You can add any number of mix-ins or customize your veggies, which is why it’s great—you can eat the same thing a few weeks in a row but have it be a different dish every time. It makes enough for two decently hungry people, one ravenous person, or one manageable portion plus a hearty leftover meal. It can be customized to be egg-free/vegan-friendly!
Rice cooker or small pot for rice
Large frying pan with higher walls to reduce mess—one time I made it at my boyfriend’s house and used his roommate’s wok! Alternatives: break into a hibachi place and use the hibachi. [Don’t do that.]
I like to use a square-ended wooden spoon to stir things.
Ingredients [bold are required]:
1 cup uncooked rice. I use sushi rice which I buy in bulk!
A few tablespoons of sesame oil. I’ve only ever used sesame oil [it adds great flavor], but light olive oil would probably do in a pinch!
About ¼ cup soy sauce
1 egg or appropriate substitute—I’ve read about people using scrambled tofu, but have never tried it.
About 1 cup of at least one vegetable—A large bag of frozen peas & carrots lasts me four or five recipe’s worth. Frozen is cheaper, more seasonably available, and and eliminates chopping!
½-1 medium onion, depending on your preference, chopped.
Two cloves garlic
½-1 cup sliced white or oyster mushrooms
2 cups of chopped and cooked chicken breast, tiny shrimp,
Roasted cashews or peanuts
Chopped green onion
Turmeric, curry powder, or other spices
Pre-cook your rice and meat, if you’re using it. Follow package instructions. It’s ok if things get cold because you’re going to heat them up again, so set them off to the side. This is a great dish for day-old leftover rice!
Pour your oil in your frying pan and begin to warm it up. Now is the time to add garlic, onion, and your veggies [minus green onions, if you’re using]. Stir things around until you can’t see ice on your veggies, or until your onions caramelize a bit.
Add the cooked rice, soy sauce, and optional meat. Crack the egg on top of the rice and start stirring, making sure to get egg on as much of the rice as possible
Cook everything for a few minutes, stirring constantly. the rice will turn a lovely golden color, and once you stop seeing raw egg [it’ll still be wet, but won’t be runny], you’re ready to eat!
Do you know anywhere that sells authentic vegan moccasins? Native made that is. And when would you say it's appropriate to ask for a custom order made out of a vegan material? (Asking as a respectful inquiring customer that is)
No, I can’t say that I know any Native person who sells mocs made out of vegan materials.
You could try asking someone, I would look for a younger person to order from though, just because I’m imagining a lot of blank, confused, disinterested, and/or disapproving faces from elders. Also be prepared to supply all the materials yourself, because I imagine most people don’t have, and may not even know where to get, vegan leather. Finally, be prepared for people to think it’s weird, not understand, or ask questions about it. I think just be discerning and careful about who you approach to order from, and you’re probably fine.
Just as a personal note: I don’t see anything wrong with vegan mocs per se, and I think most people would feel that way, but at the same time, it would feel kinda weird making them out of synthetic leather and faux fur. I mean this is coming from a perspective of really not understanding the choice to go vegan, because it’s not consistent with most (if not all) Native cultures…so it makes me wonder why you’d want a kind of accessory that has become emblematic of Native cultures, if you’re not practicing the cultural ideas behind it. Like we wear mocs because they’re warm and comfy and cute and utilitarian, but also because they are what our ancestors wore and when they’re made with hide at least, they also represent our ongoing relationship to the land and the creatures on it. Even if you’re non-Native, when you buy a pair of mocs from a Native person, you’re supporting that cultural economy. Ordering custom vegan mocs is still doing that to some degree…but idk it just kinda feels weird. Like they’re not “real” mocs, even though they are. Do our Native followers have any thoughts on this?