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

    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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    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”

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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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    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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