Look at that happy little face!!!
Nowadays, only the grin is left, and the possum is just “utsetsidi”#
Easy to see why. :)
Please help fund my sister’s transition! My older sister, Vikki, has been instrumental in a number of aspects of my life: the recognition of my queerness, the development of my taste in music, and my love of all things radical and political. I would like to help return the love and respect she has given me by helping meet her needs so that she can be healthy.
At this point, Vikki’s already a quarter of the way to her goal, and I would like to sweeten the pot. If we can get her to her goal of $6,400 by the end of the year, I will read the entirety of Fifty Shades of Grey for free on YouTube, chapter-by-chapter. My eternal suffering for your entertainment has already given people joy, so why not use it to help someone I love?
If you have the means to donate even $5, this will help tremendously, and if each of my followers donated just a dollar, we would more than meet her goal. I understand that not everyone can, so if you could please signal boost this, I would appreciate it!!!
I think there’s a Shakespeare reference in here somewhere.
Mark Oshiro, on Wyrd Sisters, Discworld
Yes, Mark. I think there may be.
Tando (via 500px / sleeping Tando by Hendy Mp)
what the fuck? wh a t the fuck??? what. what the fuck.
in english it’s called a Sunda Flying Lemur
Flying sloth. Lookit
sloth bat ♡
what a weird cat
did you know that disabled people hold the record for the longest occupation of a US federal building?
disabled people are hardcore and don’t you forget it
And the Black Panthers helped by bringing food!
I need people who talk about spreading mental health education to be specific about what they think that means
I need people who want to spread education to do more than spread lists of symptoms from the DSM
I need them to spread information that comes directly from mentally ill people, all of whom don’t have the exact same thing to say
I need that education to include things like being mentally ill might mean being disabled, permanently, and that’s okay
And that most mentally ill people can’t just take a pill, see a therapist, and suddenly be either “normal” or passable for normal
I need people to spread the idea that psychiatric ableism exists and institutions are not safe places for everyone so that parents will stop handing over the lives of their mentally ill kids to people who might, for instance, decide a panic attack is a “threat” and suffocate them to death
I need people to spread the idea that a list of symptoms is more than just words, it’s a limited way of expressing the way people have to navigate the world, and it’s not something most people can just muscle through
I need people to spread the idea that mentally ill people who don’t get “treatment” are not bad, dangerous, “noncompliant,” “giving up on themselves,” or faking
Nothing that passes for mental health education outside of neurodiversity has done anything to reduce stigma or help me get accommodations. If anything it has made both of those things harder. And I can’t help but worry what it is people mean when they keep speaking so vaguely about “spreading awareness,” with no context, with no acknowledgement that there are other people out there doing their work under the guise of “awareness spreading” that, on the surface, looks like it’s for us, but in reality is ableist to its core. And people need education to see the difference, too.
im sick of the idea that abuse by mental health professionals. doctors and in mental health institutions is only horrifying when the people victimised were mistaken for or falsely accused of being mentally ill
that is explicitly and purposefully saying Actually Mentally Ill people deserve shitty treatment and abuse