|||| sharp mind, tender mouth ||||
20something white queer. Into: tenderness, hard questions, soft questions, liquid questions, inconclusive answers to all of the above.
  • "

    I need you
    to be patient with me.
    Sometimes you will find me
    curled up like the cat
    and you will have to tell me
    you are
    you are
    you are.

    Sometimes you will need to hold my hands
    so they do not mindlessly graze
    over broken ribs
    softly nestled behind flesh.

    And sometimes you will have to let me go
    so I may be reminded
    that I saved myself many a times,
    and I can do it again.
    I need you
    to be patient with me.

    "
    Michelle K., Patient With Me. (via michellekpoems)

    (via selfish-cunts)

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  • also the other night I dreamt that Laura Jane Grace was a barista in a coffee shop I was at, and the whole dream I just shouted and bounced on the balls of my feet like,

    are you really making my coffee?? 
    and she was like,


    uh huh. Here ya go.

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  • transluminescence:

    sacrebleuth:

    transluminescence:

    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!

    WHY aren’t these for PTSD sufferers who aren’t veterans?
    My nearly 7 year old is in therapy for trauma and her psych told me that growing up in the environment of domestic violence she lived in for her first years is akin to growing up in a war zone. Where’s our service dog? What about all the kids who live in low income areas that are similar to war zones?

    They are available, but not readily. The agencies that provide these dogs can charge whopping fees for them, and there’s a lot of paperwork and hoops you have to jump through. Sometimes if you push hard enough (and usually you have to suggest it) you can get a referral from a psych or medical doctor. 

    In case you can’t, there are places to register animals as therapy dogs or companion animals, which have a lot of the same rights/access as the PTSD dogs. PTSD dogs are a category of therapy animal, and you can get almost any dog certified as therapy or companion (there are differences in access and training that you should check out if you’re interested). 

    Resources for getting or certifying therapy/companion animals: 

    Therapy dogs international 

    Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs

    National Service Animal Registry 

    More Info on PTSD Dogs

    Service Dogs for America

    I would recommend searching for service dog/companion animal/medical dog/guardian angel services in your area, because some of these aren’t national, but are specific to regions (i.e. california, greater plains, etc.).

    this is wonderful, thanks! I had a look and can’t find anything for Aus so I’m thinking the only therapy animals we have are likely guide dogs.

    (Source: 4gifs, via hmniwky)

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  • hey queers,

    when your parents are ashamed of you
    and lace their shame into all of your conversations
    and passively remind you of the inconvenience of your queer genius

    remember that they’re doing so out of fear;
    they’re afraid that you’ve realized the shame is optional
    that you’ve stepped out of reach of the shame


    I hope, for your sake, that you have.
    Because you deserve to be told the truth:
    your queer genius is startling, discomfiting, beautiful, confusing
    and so precious to this world which is starving for something new and honest.

    Your poor fucking parents, so scared of your genius
    Haven’t they heard that shame is optional?
    Have you?

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  • prayer for the queers

    prayers for the queers, like me, 
    whose parents are ashamed (and think that we should be, too)
    (and think that God agrees)

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  • ungratefullittleshit:

    Times Tumblr Raised Serious Questions About “Harry Potter”

    (via eisenbergandelephants)

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  • This message/idea has been so central in my healing. :) 
    It’s especially been helpful to short-cut the automatic urge to “suck it up and be a grown up” & instead put my energy into being nurturing and parental to myself. 
    Sometimes I imagine leading my 7 or 11 year old self by the hand through the day, and being gentle and curious and generous and fun, giving her a good day. Even when I’ve been in a horrible headspace, it’s helped a little bit. It reminds me of my goodness and my ability to nurture myself.

    (Source: srnileys, via poppunkvampire)

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  • REALLY IMPORTANT PSA READ IT OK

    pizzuhut:

    From June 28th, Ramadan starts. I, along with my other muslim brothers and sisters, will be fasting.

    If you could please tag these things:

    • food
    • water
    • nudity (in any forms)
    • similar to the above, sex/nsfw things

    thank you sm have a nice day

    (via queercollective)

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  • twerks4loanpayments:

    jas0nwaterfalls:

    native-detroiter:

    elizabeth-antoinette:

    raincityvegan:

    • Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
    • Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.
    • Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
    • Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
    • Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
    • Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.
    • Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.
    • Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
    • Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
    • Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
    • Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
    • Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
    • Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
    • Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
    • Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
    • Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
    • Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.
    • Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
    • Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
    • Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
    • Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
    • Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.
    • Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
    • Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
    • Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
    • Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
    • After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
    • Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.
    • Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
    • Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
    • Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
    • Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
    • Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
    • Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
    • Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
    • Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.
    • Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
    • Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
    • Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
    • Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
    • Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
    • Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
    • Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
    • Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
    • Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
    • Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
    • Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
    • Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
    • Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
    • Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative.

    Coconut oil is the only thing I use for literally everything. Great post to bookmark for future reference!

    Nursing

    im bout to use the fuck outta this this

    Lookin out for
    jas0nwaterfalls
    since he found that jar of coconut oil last night

    (via unconforming)

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  • atomic-glitter:

    gayweeddad:

    atomic-glitter:

    Is it just me or do gay white guys often think that they have some special access to women just because they’re gay?

    They think they have access to women because they’re men. They rationalize it because they’re gay.

    That sounds about right.

    (via queerandpresentdanger)

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