*gets absolutely nothing done* well time for a break
you think you’re a better kisser than me??? you think you’re a better cuddler? come over here and prove it punk
Jamaal May - “Sky Now Black With Birds”
”Forgive. I swear, the word has feathers. I want to learn to get its wings between my teeth before more retribution blots out the sky.”
Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.
I made a Bandcamp (finally)! I have two full original songs up and available to buy for $0.99 each (or more if you’re feelin’ generous), or just check ‘em out and have a listen! I’m writing some new material too, so hopefully I’ll have more up soon.
Please check it out and show your friends! Since I’ve graduated from college, I’ve decided to start taking my music more seriously since I have the time and it’s something that makes me genuinely happy; I’d love all the support and feedback I can get.
help my friend amber if you can!
Please help Amber. She is such an amazing person and she needs us most now.
Ivan Hicks Photography
Dream Warriors is having a Summer SALE! All shirts are 20% OFF.
use code: Beachhair
They’re 100% cotton and super comfy. B-)
Jury nullification. Pass it on.
Jury nullification is so fucking important.
This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.
I didn’t know about this. Wow.
This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it.
I…. I thought this was common knowledge… signal boosting this because it obviously isn’t!
People with certain disabilities often have heavy disability accents. Their speech can sound very different from the way most nondisabled people speak.
People with disabilities that affect communication are often pushed into separate programs, particularly in adulthood. Even when they are in the same classes in the same schools, there isn’t much of an expectation that any peers listen to them. This was even more true a generation ago. As a result, most people without disabilities are lousy at understanding people with disability accents, and don’t understand that this is a glaring hole in their social skills.
Many unskilled people tend to maybe ask people with disability accents to repeat themselves once, and then they get frustrated and start ignoring them. Sometimes they pretend to understand, and smile and nod rather than actually listening. Sometimes they hang up on them. Sometimes they pass them off to another person, who also doesn’t bother to actually listen. Sometimes they hang up. If they are medical workers, sometimes they write on a chart that someone is impossible to understand or has no communication (particularly if that person also has an intellectual disability.)
Do not be this person. If you can’t understand someone with a disability accent, the problem is your skills, not their voice. (If you have a receptive language disability that prevents you from learning to understand accents, then it’s no one’s fault and you need an interpreter to communicate. Neither their voice nor your brain is wrong. In that situation, the skill you need to develop is finding an interpreter).
If you listen, and make it clear that you are listening, you will learn to understand, and you will be able to communicate successfully with more people.
An important phrase for this is “I’m having trouble understanding what you’re saying, but I care what you are saying.”
Make sure it’s true, and keep listening. The more you listen, the easier it will be to understand. Understanding . And practice. You get better with practice.
Too many people are ignored because others can’t be bothered to understand their accents. You can make this better by listening (and by insisting that people you supervise listen.)
reblog this post if u agree that jude davekat is too cute to be on this earth
im arresting this post for slander
I really hope there are no trans people who support this ‘letter from therapist’ crap, because it’s really, really horrible.
The letter from your therapist should just say. “Sorry we didn’t believe you or your sisters all those years. That was our bad.” Also enclosed there should be a gift card to Macy’s and Sephora; and Plane Tickets to somewhere where surgery doesn’t cost you the GDP of a small nation.
will I ever forgive mrs. weasley for that time in the fourth book when she bought into that gossipy bullshit about hermione dating krum and breaking harry’s heart and took it upon herself to punish and humiliate hermione by sending her a miniscule easter egg that was obviously intended to make her feel bad when compared to the massive eggs everyone else received?
signs point to no.
also being a giant jackoff to fleur and not respecting bill’s
body autonomy :/