1. "Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them."
    — Iyanla Vanzant (via elauxe)

    (Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via dearlyndsayy)

     

  2. punkprincesspool:

    had a competition with my cousin on who could find the most obscure magazine

    (via i-am-sammy-winchester)

     

  3. norsegays:

    astrolope:

    People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

    I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

    A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

    It is a big deal because i’m a transman

    It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

    Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

    At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

    At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

    TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

    A lot has changed the past two years

    (via baristagirlfantasy)

     

  4. foxinu:

    nsfwjynx:

    the-pink-mist:

    There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 

    On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

    Therapy animals save lives.

    These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 

    Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

    (via baristagirlfantasy)

     


  5. saverockandroll:

    u ever hear a drum beat that changes ur life

    (via pizza)

     

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  7. obveously:

    pizzatomb:

    imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious 

    i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that

    (Source: exeggcute, via lemonzest23)

     


  8. maverikloki:

    I hear my mom shrieking downstairs, shouting up to me about “THE CATS! THE CATS!”

    I run downstairs, thinking someone has died or something and see THIS:

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    I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO PUNCH SOMETHING TO GET OVER THE ADORABLENESS

    (via violatingchurchparkinglots)

     

  9. marialuisa-pr:

    gynocraticgrrl:

    Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

    (Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

    Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

    bolding mine

    (via dem0ns-will-kill-you)

     


  10. We think we’re so much better than dogs because we don’t bark as means of communication, BUT WE DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY’RE SAYING

     

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  12. obveously:

    pizzatomb:

    imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious 

    i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that

    (Source: exeggcute, via lemonzest23)

     


  13. MAKE ME ADMIT STUFF

    1. 1. How many bruises on you right now?
    2. 2. You talked to an ex today, correct?
    3. 3. Have you stayed in a hospital?
    4. 4. Is trust a big issue for you?
    5. 5. Did you hang out with the person you like recently?
    6. 6. What are you excited for?
    7. 7. What happened tonight?
    8. 8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted?
    9. 9. Is confidence cute?
    10. 10. What is the last beverage you had?
    11. 11. How many people of the opposite sex do you fully trust?
    12. 12. Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?
    13. 13. What are you gonna do Saturday night?
    14. 14. What are you going to spend money on next?
    15. 15. Are you going out with the last person you kissed?
    16. 16. Do you think you’ll change in the next 3 months?
    17. 17. Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
    18. 18. The last time you felt broken?
    19. 19. Have you had a soft drink today?
    20. 20. Are you starting to realize anything?
    21. 21. Are you in a good mood?
    22. 22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks?
    23. 23. Are your eyes the same color as your dad’s?
    24. 24. What do you want right this second?
    25. 25. What would you say if the person you love/like kissed another girl/boy?
    26. 26. Is your current hair color your natural hair color?
    27. 27. Would you be able to date someone who doesn’t make you laugh?
    28. 28. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
    29. 29. Do you really, truly miss someone right now?
    30. 30. Does everyone deserve a second chance?
    31. 31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to?
    32. 32. Does the person you have feelings for right now, know you do?
    33. 33. Are you one of those people who never drinks water?
    34. 34. Listening to?
    35. 35. Do you ever write in pencil anymore?
    36. 36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is?
    37. 37. Do you believe in love at first sight?
    38. 38. Who did you last call?
    39. 39. Who was the last person you danced with?
    40. 40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?
    41. 41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
    42. 42. Did you hug/kiss one of your parents today?
    43. 43. Ever embarrass yourself in front of a crush?
    44. 44. Do you tan?
    45. 45. If you could, would you take back your last kiss?
    46. 46. Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night?
    47. 47. Who was the last person to call you?
    48. 48. Do you sing in the shower?
    49. 49. Do you dance in the car?
    50. 50. Ever used a bow and arrow?
    51. 51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
    52. 52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
    53. 53. Is Christmas stressful?
    54. 54. Ever eat a pierogi?
    55. 55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
    56. 56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
    57. 57. Do you believe in ghosts?
    58. 58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
    59. 59. Take a vitamin daily?
    60. 60. Wear slippers?
    61. 61. Wear a bath robe?
    62. 62. What do you wear to bed?
    63. 63. First concert?
    64. 64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
    65. 65. Nike or Adidas?
    66. 66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
    67. 67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
    68. 68. Favorite Taylor Swift song?
    69. 69. Ever take dance lessons?
    70. 70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
    71. 71. Can you curl your tongue?
    72. 72. Ever won a spelling bee?
    73. 73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
    74. 74. What is your favorite book?
    75. 75. Do you study better with or without music?
    76. 76. Regularly burn incense?
    77. 77. Ever been in love?
    78. 78. Who would you like to see in concert?
    79. 79. What was the last concert you saw?
    80. 80. Hot tea or cold tea?
    81. 81. Tea or coffee?
    82. 82. Favorite type of cookie?
    83. 83. Can you swim well?
    84. 84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
    85. 85. Are you patient?
    86. 86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
    87. 87. Ever won a contest?
    88. 88. Ever have plastic surgery?
    89. 89. Which are better black or green olives?
    90. 90. Opinions on marriage?
    91. 91. Best room for a fireplace?
    92. 92. Do you want to get married?
     


  14. "Don’t let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they’re bored and step on you when they’re done. Be like drugs, let them die for you."
     


  15. "

    I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

    Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

    Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

    But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.
    And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.
    We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

    We never know when the bus is coming.

    "
    — (via georgia-dream)

    (via lemonzest23)