Ringer. (Lord of the Rings Fan)
Future Licensed Mental Health Counselor, OR Elementary School Teacher. Not sure yet.
I love reading, writing, horseback riding, art journaling, the internet, vlogging, photography, baking, psychology, sociology, Korean fashion, etc...
My favorite musicians are Reina del Cid, Laurena Segura, and APink
Favorite movies/tv shows: Studio Ghibli films, Lord of the Rings, Southland, Adventure Time, My Little Pony, Modern Family, Arthur, Sherlock, The Twilight Zone, Toradora, Azumanga Daioh... but mostly I watch youtube.
Favorite youtubers: Katytastic, booksandquills, bandgeek8408, TGReadingMethod, Little Book Owl, ElizzieBooks, Jennibellie, Hayley G Hoover, Tyler Oakley, Kristina Horner, Joseph Birdsong, etc...
Favorite Books: The Diary of Anne Frank, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan, Tales From the Secret Annex by Anne Frank, Scars by Cheryl Rainfeld, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma, Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce, and many more.
Things I care about: equality of the sexes, LGBTQ rights, abortion and other reproductive rights, support for survivors of rape/assault/trauma, education, politics, religious freedom, making sure children maintain a love of learning and creativity throughout their lives, supporting those with mental illness, and many, many other important issues. Basically, I care about people <3
Uh…… you mean like this?
are you ever just like “lol white people” but then you’re like “wait i am a white people”
Even more Laurena Segura-inspired art journal pages =)
I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.
I support breastfeeding all the way, even if it is in public.
And the award winning one:
THIS. THIS. THIS/
And it’s better for the baby.
if you get a group of at least five people between their late teens and early/middish twenties and have one of them quote spongebob squarepants i swear to god they can kill half an hour at minimum just quoting random and often unrelated spongebob snippets back and forth at each other nigh verbatim without any other conversation, this is basically science
The feeling of turning a paper in on time and knowing that you spent days on it, really thinking hard about what you were writing, instead of doing it a few hours before it was due, or turning it in late, or not turning it in at all and withdrawing from the class (which I have done a good percentage of my time in college) is a great feeling.
Because now it’s done! I don’t have to worry about it! I’m free to watch tv shows and youtube and read or nap and I don’t have the feeling of “you should be working on that paper that you didn’t turn in yet!” hanging over me.
I’m hoping this will be the start of me getting ALL of my assignments in college done on time, fuck you, procrastination! =)
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!
oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.
watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.
this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!
guess what America should do
WHERE DO I FIND THIS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
It’s called “Trolljägarna”
If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.
Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)
can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
Arthur is literally the best kids show out there