places you were happy

loppett:

i don’t trust people who are super into “proper grammar” and “correct punctuation” because what lies just beyond that smug superiority is some sinister classism that gets acutely racist in a red hot minute, so for similar reasons I’m instantly wary of anyone who takes great pride in their love of “logic” and “intellect” 

dpicchiophotos:

I had my boyfriend who smokes use matches for a few days instead of a lighter and record the date and time and whatever he was thinking about while smoking. 
It’s funny that he quit smoking a few weeks after this project. 

dpicchiophotos:

I had my boyfriend who smokes use matches for a few days instead of a lighter and record the date and time and whatever he was thinking about while smoking. 

It’s funny that he quit smoking a few weeks after this project. 

Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually independent. This is a myth perpetuated by disablism and driven by capitalism - we are all actually interdependent. Chances are, disabled or not, you don’t grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn’t build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn’t construct your home. Chances are you didn’t sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it).

The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labelled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized. The world has been built to accommodate certain needs and call the people who need those things independent, while other needs are considered exceptional. Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity.

AJ Withers, Disability Politics and Theory (via thalensis)

This reminds me super-a-lot of a section from Critic of the Dawn, published 11 years earlier by Cal Montgomery, so I’m gonna leave that here. 

"But some rely on supports which are so common as to go unnoticed, while others use support that is atypical and therefore apparent. Some supports are provided by the community as a whole and go unnoticed, while others are borne — or not — by a small number of people whose lives are profoundly affected."

(via yesthattoo)

gradientlair:

Beautiful. 

gradientlair:

Beautiful. 

lavandulum:

i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same

lavandulum:

i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same

wickedcherub:

Everytime my husband tells me about some sporting stars achievements etc, I just reply with ‘yeah but he’s ugly’ and he gets so mad but he can’t say anything because he knows this is what women go through every single time we achieve something.

ahab99:

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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I like this a LOT. I don’t know who else can make these teams change at this point other than their own fans.

wanderlustat10:

i feel like we tell ourselves stuff like this to make us feel better in a world where romantic partnership is basically seen as the ultimate achievement, especially if you’re a woman, but what if this just isn’t true? a lot of it has to do with luck and timing. and just because you ‘attract’ someone doesn’t mean anything will come of it. there’s so much more that goes into it than simply being a good person. 
plus, i’ve met some pretty shitty people who are married and happy, so it’s not really about that at the end of the day. 

wanderlustat10:

i feel like we tell ourselves stuff like this to make us feel better in a world where romantic partnership is basically seen as the ultimate achievement, especially if you’re a woman, but what if this just isn’t true? a lot of it has to do with luck and timing. and just because you ‘attract’ someone doesn’t mean anything will come of it. there’s so much more that goes into it than simply being a good person. 

plus, i’ve met some pretty shitty people who are married and happy, so it’s not really about that at the end of the day.