Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Where do you stand on the Scottish referendum, if you don’t mind me asking. You may also answer publicly, if you wish.
— hasardheureux

Not at all. Im a staunch Yes. I believe that the UK needs a massive overhaul of its archaic govt. in general, as what we have now is working only for the rich at the expense of the poor.

Scotland in particular has historically been more liberal minded than England. Scotland is a majority of Social Democrats and we are vastly underrepresented in WestMinster. We generate 9.9% of the tax revenue and receive only 9.3% (that’s £4.4bn last year). There is literally one Conservative MSP, and yet we are run by a Conservative government. Our vote basically doesn’t count unless it’s needed to tip Labour over the edge.

We deserve a chance to rebuild our society and leave the messes of illegal wars, an unwanted nuclear missile in the heart of our country, opposed policies that target the disabled like the bedroom tax, the privatisation of and cuts to the NHS, MP expense scandals, the unelected House of Lords (what is this 1567?) and a widening poverty gap. The difference in life expectancy in Glasgow drops about 20-30 years as you go from the west end to the impoverished east end. If we were ‘Better Together’ it would be better for everyone, not just those in south east England.

This opportunity won’t come around again for a long time, and I think we’re in the best position we could be to change now.

I’m genuinely interested to know what you guys think - especially cause most of you are not in Scotland.

Monday, September 15, 2014

jean-luc-gohard:

The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.

"Don’t be emotional. Stop being emotional."

You guys are the sweetest

I always mean to thank you for your messages of support. I don’t post here half as much as I used to, but I still love following your lives and reading how you’re thinking and growing and changing. I love the little group I have here, who never fail to make me feel better. I can be honest about my feelings without making a joke or feeling too self conscious or needy, which is something I struggle with in ~really life~. So, thank you ❤️
I’ve been feeling huge. I weighed myself when I visited my mum last week and was shocked by how much weight I’ve gained in the past year. I’ve been struggling with my depression and not caring about my appearance.
I took this picture yesterday merely to check how fat I looked. Then I was like, oh, just checking how fucking mental I am sometimes. 
It’s so easy to get down about how you look, even when you don’t actually have a clue. Posting this as a reminder.

I’ve been feeling huge. I weighed myself when I visited my mum last week and was shocked by how much weight I’ve gained in the past year. I’ve been struggling with my depression and not caring about my appearance.
I took this picture yesterday merely to check how fat I looked. Then I was like, oh, just checking how fucking mental I am sometimes.
It’s so easy to get down about how you look, even when you don’t actually have a clue. Posting this as a reminder.

Of course, the ultimate moment of being Female in Public comes when a woman, deep in thought, is told by a strange man to SMILE. (And this happens only to women.) Gentlemen, let’s get this straight. There is no part of my body that belongs to you, not even my facial expression. From a devastating essay from Laura Lippman, author, about what it’s like to be a woman in public. (via mustangblood)

(Source: emilyvgordon)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

i pretend to everyone, including myself, that i am honest. but i’m realising i am honest about other people, and much, much less about myself. i have admitted to people that my therapist has told me to take 6 weeks off but i can’t remember the last time one of those people asked how i was and actually wanted to know.

i find it hard to tell people what i actually want or need. i don’t want to ask where my flat mate is going all the time because i don’t want him to think i’m needy or annoying. i don’t want to tell him that it hurt my feelings when he told me - for the first time tonight - that he is going to a wedding and i won’t see him or his girlfriend until sunday.

other friends have stopped talking to me and i don’t want to ask why - because if people want to talk to you they do, right? people who want to be near you will make the effort will. but i always feel like i am making all the effort all the time. i don’t know if i make people feel like i’m so strong that i can carry on running and they can stand still.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

agonyandagony:

maybe my favorite One Neat Trick that depression pulls is how it’s the same part of your garbage loudmouthed psyche that’s constantly and insidiously whispering “your friends and loved ones all probably secretly hate you and for good reason” that simultaneously prevents you from telling them you need reassurance that you’re okay and good and likable still bc lol being the kind of person who needs to beg for that validation is exactly why they probably definitely hate you to start with.

Yup

likeafieldmouse:

Jim Hodges - Give More Than You Take (2014)

likeafieldmouse:

Jim Hodges - Give More Than You Take (2014)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

befriendment:

boys= nasty and dress bad

me= somehow still likes boys and is disappointed in myself and thinks i should do better

sanahgohar:

This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.

sanahgohar:

This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.

(Source: lovefamepleasure)

Friday, August 15, 2014
sometimesagreatnotion:

brightwalldarkroom:

"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
—
(illustration by Brianna Ashby)

Brianna sent this over to me this morning, and it’s perfect. Like most of us, she needed to do something with her grief about Robin’s passing, to make something to help capture all the various emotions we’ve all been feeling since Monday. It’s been a tough week for a lot of people. Things like this help. 

sometimesagreatnotion:

brightwalldarkroom:

"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

(illustration by Brianna Ashby)

Brianna sent this over to me this morning, and it’s perfect. Like most of us, she needed to do something with her grief about Robin’s passing, to make something to help capture all the various emotions we’ve all been feeling since Monday. It’s been a tough week for a lot of people. Things like this help. 

Monday, August 11, 2014
When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
Smile
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Do not.
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Not one.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.
How To Pretend It Doesn’t Hurt, by Ashe Vernon (via latenightcornerstore)
3AM: the time to miss people who don’t miss you. Ten Word Story #11 - Ming D. Liu (via mingdliu)
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Anonymous said: thoughts on boys?

vajoochie:

disgusting but irresistible

Saturday, August 2, 2014
jourdepluie91:

I wanna be sedated
Packages by Ben Frost

jourdepluie91:

I wanna be sedated

Packages by Ben Frost

Colophon

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