Posted 4 days ago

Help Teja and her mom keep their house

meganphntmgrl:

morethanprinceofcats:

meganphntmgrl:

In January 2011, I moved from California to western New York state to stay with my friend Teja and her family in order to try to seek out better opportunities for myself than I had back in my hometown. It’s because of their support and generosity that I’m now fulfilling a childhood dream of living, working, and supporting myself in New York City. They’re like a second family to me, and I owe the biggest part of my success to them.

Unfortunately, Teja and her mom Christel are now facing foreclosure on their home, and don’t really have anywhere else to go if they can’t come up with the money to pay their mortgage within a month or so. Teja is about to start a new job, but even with that in place, their future is really shaky. If I had the means to pay it off myself, I would, but I can’t do more than probably a couple hundred dollars myself.

I’ve experienced such generosity from Teja and her family. Please, please help them if you can. I won’t be keeping a cent of anything that’s collected here for myself. I know that when I was personally in a really tight spot and facing homelessness in NYC myself a couple of years ago, I discovered that people can be astonishingly kind when the stakes are high. I hope that can happen again.

My friend Megan made a donation page last night - if anybody would be willing to signal boost this for us, I would be eternally grateful.  When I told my mother that 12% of the owed mortgage payments had been raised last night, she almost started to cry, and me with her.

I’ve got to take a drug test for a job I applied to, and then I should be set - though things will be tight I am sure that once I am employed making mortgage payments from here on in will be much easier for her and I - it’s just the back payments that are currently a problem for us.  When we’re faced with utility bills and car payments, the mortgage is often the first thing that goes unpaid (because it is the biggest bill - usually if she does this she pays a little bit of it but not in full, and that’s how we fall behind).

Thank you, all of you who have donated and boosted this, from the bottom of my heart.

reboggling for the dayshift

Posted 4 days ago

madnessinthemist:

sourcedumal:

fuckinginactivity:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

athenagray:

Tweet 1: I can see a lot of people either avoiding Plan B & ending up pregnant or attempting to take multiple doses & getting sick.

Tweet 2: anyone w a credit card (not everyone, I know) can/should use ella ella-rx.com they’ll ship it overnight $45

SIGNAL BOOST. Ella is another form of emergency contraception/the morning-after pill. It’s more effective than Plan B and can be taken up to FIVE DAYS after your mishap, rather than three days. Please spread this around; with all of the anti-choice legislation flying about and how difficult it can be for some people to get Plan B even OTC (like minors, people living in small towns, etc.), this might be the only way a lot of people can get their hands on the morning-after pill.

Boooooost

I’ve also read that Ella is more effective for plus size people.

This is important. Ella works for everyone. Plan B is not effective for people over 176 pounds. Protect yourself

Everyone?

Boosting the shit outta this.

Posted 3 weeks ago

readingaroundthemovies:

ask-silver-star:

rainbow-gale:

redthesupersaiyangod:

heroofequstria12:

darkguardianangel001:

indishey:

pure-b3auty:

vanitas-kiryuu:

fire-salamander-dragneel:

Well shit, now i have to go all the way back up to reblog it…

Actually, kind of made me feel better about myself

oh my god i had to do that too^^

repostrepostrepost. I love you all so much <3

I love tumblr… My bests friends in the world all here…

care from the heart

A message to my followers

I will never fail to reblog this.

this is me . 100% all the time

Thank god for the mobile app allowing me to wait until I get to the bottom to reblog

(Source: tic-tac-scented-tree)

Posted 3 weeks ago

lostmymojo:

thaliana1981:

cosmicqt:

lostmymojo:

lostmymojo:

This little girl went missing from her hotel in Prince Albert last night. If you see her call the police at 1-306-953-4222.

Saskatchewan and prairie peeps please reblog.

Man, she went to get a pop from the vending machine in her hotel and disappeared. This was this morning.

They still haven’t found her.

Madison MacIntyre, 13 years old.

SIGNAL BOOST, PLEASE.

MacIntyre is described as being between 5’ 5” and 5’ 6” in height and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing black Saskatchewan Roughrider shorts and a grey Metallica T-shirt.

Anyone with information regarding MacIntyre’s whereabouts should contact the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Going to date this with September 26, 2014, so you all know it’s relevant NOW.  Just checked it out, it’s true.

http://panow.com/node/475022

As of September 27th, 2014 at 2:32pm Saskatchewan time - Madison MacIntyre still hasn’t been seen or heard from.

Posted 3 weeks ago

dkmissanya:

houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the corporate side of the fashion industry.

As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large & small, one of which is quite a large corporation.
Why?
Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.

Today, the fashion industry is split in half.
You have Women’s fashion & Men’s fashion.
You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands & corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.
This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” & “women’s” division.

Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one.
Why is this bad for corporations?
MONEY
More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.

When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.

I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …

A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM.
IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.

IT SEPERATES.
IT CONTROLS.
IT DISOLVES ANY & ALL ORIGINALITY.

FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company & corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in & how I express myself.

-Elliott Alexzander

This is just so important! Gendered clothing is such bullshit and I want more people to realize!!!

Posted 3 weeks ago

knifeson:

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

PLEASE, LET MORE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS.
I’m from Hong Kong, I love my city. She need help now.

Posted 3 weeks ago

help me not get kicked out

rlyqueer:

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hey, all. i need your help in the worst of ways. i’ve spent every last penny I have on keeping my home as I look for a new roommate (my last one left me with no notice, high and dry). as a queer/nonbinary person, it’s been hella rough. i have nothing left and nothing to show…

Posted 3 weeks ago

soul-lotus:

marauders4evr:

dont-just-go-pink:

October is the awareness month for every single one of these!

Don’t just go pink!

SIGNAL BOOST!

Signal boost like there’s no tomorrow!

I have faith in you tumblr!

We can raise awareness for the awarenesses!

We can do this!

please don’t forget that october is also pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.

Posted 3 weeks ago
jessehimself:

killsave:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”


I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law. 

girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer

jessehimself:

killsave:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.

“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 

“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.

“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”

I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law. 

girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer

Posted 3 weeks ago

invisiblelad:

nappynomad:

socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

The city of Ferguson deserves this hornets nest. The last tweet is 100 percent true, they’ve lost the ability to govern, and the disrespect they’ve shown to the citizenry is obvious and beyond contempt.